Unbelievably, Angelina Jolie’s six kids with ex-husband Brad Pitt – Maddox, 21, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14 – are all already in their teenage years, with the youngest, twins Vivienne and Knox, about to celebrate their 15th birthday in July.
Not only are they all already teenagers, but of the six kids, half are already in their college years. Maddox enrolled at South Korea’s Yonsei University in 2019, where he is studying biochemistry, Pax graduated from high school in 2021, and has been involved in both his mom’s filming projects and in the art world, plus Zahara just capped off her first year at Spelman College in Atlanta.
While Pax keeps more of a low profile, he did recently join his brother Maddox in working with their mother who was directing Without Blood in 2022. Speaking with People magazine about working with her sons on the movie, Angelina revealed: “We work well together. When a film crew is at its best, it feels like a big family, so it felt natural.”
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The A-lister’s youngest, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne on the other hand, have yet to flock from their home onto new ventures, and besides occasional appearances with their mother at red carpet events, remain out of the spotlight.
Angelina first became a mom when she adopted Maddox in 2002 when he was seven months old. He was born in Cambodia, and his mom fell in love with his country while filming for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001. She chose to adopt Maddox after returning to the country later that year and visiting the orphanage where he was living.
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In July 2005, Angelina adopted her second child and first daughter, six-month-old Zahara. At that point the mom-of-six had already coupled up with Brad, and the twosome adopted Zahara from Ethiopia together. The Ocean’s Eleven actor also adopted Maddox at the same time.
Following Zahara’s arrival into the then Jolie-Pitt family, the former couple then had their first biological baby together, when their third child, Shiloh, was born in 2006 while the couple were in Namibia.
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Pax, who is the oldest of the six children, was technically Angelina’s fourth child, as she adopted him from Vietnam in 2007, though he was born in 2003. He was only adopted by Brad once the couple and their kids had returned to the US in 2008. Angelina had to adopt Pax as a single parent due to a law in Vietnam at the time preventing unmarried couples from co-adopting children.
Later that year, Angelina gave birth to their twins and youngest children, son Knox and daughter Vivienne.
Angelina and Brad, though they married in 2014, they split only three years into their marriage, and finalized their divorce in 2019.
It was a lengthy dispute between custody disagreements and legal battles over their assets, plus Angelina accused Brad of domestic abuse, after a drunken dispute the two reportedly had while on a private plane with their children.
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