She is the first biological child of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but when Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was born in 2006, she already had two siblings. The superstar mother legally adopted her son Maddox (born in Cambodia) and daughter Zahara (born in Ethiopia) around the time Shiloh was conceived. Just one year after the birth of Shiloh, she got a second older brother - the Vietnamese orphan Pax joined the family. The powerful Brangelina family produced two more biological children (twins Vivienne and Knox) before calling it quits in 2016. Interest in Jolie-Pitt's children rose after the two stars announced they were separating, although Shiloh was in the headlines long before her parents decided to separate.
Maybe because she is the first child to share the enviable genes of Jolie and Pitt, and maybe because of her bold and unconventional sense of fashion. Whatever the reason, Shiloh has become the most mysterious of Brangelina's family in the public eye, and the older she gets, the more she stands out from the crowd. It seems like only yesterday that the tabloids were locked in a multimillion-dollar bidding war for the right to publish her baby photos, but this star kid is growing up super fast.
Shiloh made her high-profile debut in June 2006, when her first official photos appeared on the pages of People magazine and the London edition of Hello!. According to The New York Times, People paid a record $4.1 million for the photos. However, the magazine disputes this. The money from the sale was said to have been donated to charity.
Shiloh was born on May 27, 2006 in Namibia, where her parents flew to avoid the paparazzi, reports the Associated Press. While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were there, Namibia reportedly "placed tight security around their hotel and hospital, put up large green barriers to protect their privacy from photographers, and refused to issue visas to foreign journalists except unless they have written permission from Jolie and Pitt to cover the birth". Police also "arrested photographers and confiscated films."
"Angie and the baby are fantastic," a source told People magazine after Jolie's birth. "Brad was by her side during the birth." The report added that Shiloh was born at The Cottage Hospital in Swakopmund.
While promoting the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008, Pitt made headlines when he revealed to Oprah Winfrey that Shiloh, then just two-and-a-half years old, preferred to be called a boy. "She only wants to be called John. John or Peter. So it's kind of like Peter Pan," Pitt revealed (via People magazine). "So we should call her John. "Shi, do you want to—” - “John. I'm John. And then I'll say, "John, would you like some orange juice?". And she says: "No!". So, you know, it's just the kind of thing that's cute for parents and probably very unpleasant for other people."
She may be her mother's heir in terms of philanthropy, but when it comes to looks, Shiloh is her father's daughter. "[Shiloh] looks like Brad. It's funny because she's almost going to be the outcast in the family because she's blonde and blue-eyed," Jolie told Look magazine (via the Daily Mail ) in 2007. is real, Jolie would have said it before welcoming Vivienne and Knox into the family, so Shiloh is no longer the outcast in that sense. But even though the twins do look like Pete (Knox is even spotted wearing Pete's signature flat cap), Shiloh becomes her father's doppelgänger.
When Jolie and her four youngest children attended the premiere of Disney's Dumbo in March 2019, Shiloh immediately drew comparisons to Brad Pitt. "Many have noticed that Shiloh resembles her father Pete," IBT reported. As of this writing, Shiloh has been appearing at movie premieres with increasing regularity, and each time he looks more and more like his father. Just a month before she walked the red carpet for Dumbo, Shiloh and her siblings were spotted at a screening of The Boy Who Kept the Wind, and in 2018 she stunned people with her Pitt lookalike at the premiere of The Cockroach " in Toronto. "Her haircut is definitely giving us Brad Pitt vibes from the late 90s," says pop culture commentator April Lavallee./BGNES