Today we are doing another family piece, and although they have become estranged, we cannot deny that the Pitt-Jolie clan is a very interesting one. Nonetheless, today is more of a Jolie affair, starting with Angelina Jolie’s children and then moving on to the rest of her family.
Angelina Jolie’s Children
Jolie adopted two children just before she was with Brad Pitt. It is obvious that they wanted to live a long life together because Pitt also adopted them before the couple had three children of their own and then adopted another one. That makes a total of six children, yes people, hers was definitely a full house.
Let’s get to know them all.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Maddox Chivan
The first of the sextet is Maddox Chivan. He was born in Cambodia on August 5th, 2001, and luckily adopted by Angelina Jolie on March 10th, 2002. His birth name was Rath Vibo and his parents describe him as a professional big brother and a real intellectual.
The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree, because Maddox follows in his parents’ footsteps in the film industry. He starred in his father’s film during World War II and will come into contact with his roots in a film about Cambodia directed by his mother.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Zahara Marley
Zahara Marley, known for her famous paparazzi death look, was adopted by Angelina Jolie on July 6, 2005. The little girl was born in Ethiopia on January 8, 2005. She almost didn’t make it past infancy, and at some point, rumors circulated that she had AIDS.
Apparently it was “only” malnutrition, dehydration, and salmonella poisoning. She was described by her mother as maternal and girlish, all we know for sure is that the girl has a nasty death look.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Pax Thien
He was born on 29 November 2003 and adopted on 15 March 2007. Formerly, Pham Quang Sang, he is the only member of the Jolie Pitt gang who hasn’t been around since he was a kid.
As a result, he had a great fear for the paparazzi, which he found difficult to overcome. His name was given to him by his late maternal grandmother, Marcheline.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Shiloh Baptist
The couple welcomed their first biological child on 27 May 2006, she is quite a tomboy, and this is vividly expressed in her choice of clothes and boyish haircut. She was actually born in Namibia, far away from the paparazzi and the limelight.
The ten-year-old prefers to be addressed as “John” or “Peter”, and her parents support her on her path of gender studies.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline
After that, the twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline were born on 12 July 2008. Knox should be very similar to his father, often dress like him, and wear the same accessories. Vivienne, on the other hand, is the embodiment of all girlish things, she loves “Pink and Princesses”.
She definitely already has an affinity for acting and acted at her mother’s side in “Maleficent” as the children’s version of Princess Aurora alias Sleeping Beauty.
Angelina Jolie’s Dad And Mother
Jolie was born into a family of actors in which both her mother, Marcia Lynne “Marcheline” Bertrand, and her father, Jonathan Vincent “Jon” Voight, were already in show business at the time of her birth. The couple got married in 1971 after Jon came out of a one-year marriage with another actress, Lauri Peters.
Their marriage lasted 8 years longer than Jon’s first marriage, which ended in 1980. Jon’s relationship with his family has been somewhat strained ever since. Jolie seemed to be close to him but their relationship went downhill when he claimed she had “psychological problems” with Access Hollywood.
Marcheline, on the other hand, went on with her life and her children were strongly behind her, but tragedy struck when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For the last 8 years of her life she fought a battle against the disease, then she died in 2007.
It was after her passing that Jon Voight finally reached out for his children, in honor of the woman he once loved. More recently, he tries to be a supportive father while Angelina goes through her very public and stressful divorce.
Angelina Jolie’s Brother
Angelina has a brother known as James Haven. His full name was James Haven Voight, but he legally dropped his father’s name during the time of their estrangement. He was born 2 years before the actress on May 11, 1973, and is also in show business, as an actor and producer.
He is more than supportive as his little sister goes through her divorce and has even taken on the duty of caring for the children as she struggles through this difficult time.