Everything to Know About Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's 6 Kids
A-list actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ended their relationship in 2016 after 11 years together and two years of marriage, but they'll always be Dad and Mom to their six kids: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox. Jolie adopted two of their children (Maddox and Zahara) before her relationship with Pitt (he later adopted them both as well), and they added another four kids from 2006 to 2008.
While they don't publicly post about their kids and the kids don't have public social media accounts, we've still been able to watch the family grow. Pitt and Jolie's six kids have rapidly grown up before our eyes between movie premieres, red carpets, public outings, and going off to college.
Jolie reflected on the importance of her kids in her life in a Sept. 27 interview with Vogue. "I was 26 when I became a mother," she said. "My entire life changed. Having children saved me — and taught me to be in this world differently. I think, recently, I would've gone under in a much darker way had I not wanted to live for them."
The Oscar winner added, "They're better than me, because you want your children to be. Of course I'm the mother, and hopefully that safe place for them and that stability. But I'm also the one that they laugh at — and I see them taking over so many different aspects of our family." Jolie also shared that when the family does red carpet appearances together, she doesn't force any of the kids to attend or to dress up. "I don't tell the kids how to dress," she said.
Keep reading to meet all six of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's kids.
Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
Brad and Angelina's oldest child, Maddox (pictured right), was born on Aug. 5, 2001, in Cambodia. He was adopted by Angelina in 2002 when he was just 7 months old. At the time, Angelina was still married to Billy Bob Thornton, and they released a joint statement about the adoption. The two officially divorced shortly afterward. At 18, Maddox started college at Yonsei University in South Korea, with Angelina dropping him off. "I leave today, today's the day I drop him off . . . I'm trying not to cry," Angelina told Maddox's classmates.
Back in April, Maddox accompanied his mom to the White House state dinner for South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. His last public appearance with Angelina before that was at her UK premiere for "The Eternals" in October 2021.
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
The second-oldest Jolie-Pitt child, Pax, was born on Nov. 29, 2003, in Vietnam. He was adopted by the couple in March 2007 at the age of 3. He's made a handful of public appearances with his family through the years — including at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards and 2019 world premiere of Angelina's "Maleficent." Most recently, Maddox was spotted out and about with his mom in New York City in June.
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
The third-oldest Jolie-Pitt kid is Zahara, who was born on Jan. 8, 2005, in Ethiopia. She was adopted first by Angelina in July 2005, then by Pitt in 2006. Fun fact about Zahara's name: her middle name, Marley, is in honor of Bob Marley, per CNN. She's currently a student at Spelman College, which Jolie considers "an honor" to have one of her children attend the prestigious school.
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
Angelina and Brad's first biological child, Shiloh (pictured right), was born on May 27, 2006. Although Shiloh had been raised in the US since she was a baby, Shiloh was born in Namibia.
Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt
The former couple's youngest son, Knox (pictured far right), was born on July 12, 2008. He and his twin sister, Vivienne, are the youngest Jolie-Pitt kids. They were born in Nice, France, making for six US-raised Jolie-Pitt kids who weren't actually born in the US.
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt
Brad and Angelina's youngest daughter, Vivienne (pictured far left), was born on July 12, 2008, with her twin brother, Knox. Although she may not have been old enough to remember it, Vivienne was actually cast in "Maleficent" along with her mom to play baby Aurora as a toddler. All of the other kids who tried out for the part cried at the sight of Angelina in her full Maleficent makeup, but her mama's look didn't faze Vivienne one bit.