Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has been the subject of interest since her birth. She is now slowly becoming a woman in her own right in the celebrity world.
When Angelina Jolie and her colleague Brad Pitt first came into the world with their daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, her birth created a furor. Shiloh was born in Swakopmund, Namibia and fans were thrilled.
‘People’ exclusively shared official photos of the birth and the news franchise covered the whole story. Shiloh was born on 27 May 2006. Here is an overview of her young life so far.
Brad Pitt was by his ex-wife’s side when they had their first daughter. Although she already had siblings, Shiloh was her parents’ first biological child.
According to Jolie’s brother James Haven, it was overwhelming to see Brad and his sister in love with their newborn daughter. Already at birth, Shiloh had the colour of her father’s eyes, but her plump lips were unmistakably Jolie’s.
Haven visited a hospital in Namibia with Jolie’s eldest child Maddox, who immediately went into ‘big brother’ mode.
Maddox is said to have mimicked his father as he carried little Shiloh in his arms. Jolie specifically prepared him for his little sister’s arrival and he understood what was going on.
Brad’s parents, Bill and Jane Pitt, flew to Namibia to see their granddaughter for the first time. Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, also expressed her joy over the baby’s birth.
THE BIRTH OF ANGELINA JOLIE’S TWINS
Two years after Shiloh was born, her younger siblings Knox and Vivien joined the big friendly family. The twins, whose birth was attended by Dr Michael Sussman, were born by caesarean section, as was Shiloh.
Speaking about her children once in an exclusive Vanity Fair issue, Jolie admired Shiloh, noting that she was «hysterically funny» and one of the most playful people around. She also spoke of Maddox’s intelligence and Zahara’s beautiful voice.
Watching her daughter, the Salt actress noticed how much they look alike. She stated that she looked a lot like Shiloh as a child. Shared Jolie:
» Silly and verbose are the first signs of an actor. I used to dress up in costumes and jump around.»
The Jolie-Pitt family has created a relaxed environment for their children to express themselves through their preferences, fashion or career. This is evident in Shiloh’s example, and even when she was a child, her parents allowed her to be expressive.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Brad revealed that there was a time when she wanted to be called ‘John’ when he talked about family life. He explained that the girl wanted to be called John or Peter and her wish was respected.
In addition to being named John, Shiloh also liked to dress as a boy. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Jolie explained that the girl also wanted her haircut as a boy.
The star mum noted that no one should interpret this as Shiloh is at the stage where she looks up to her older brothers’ style. She added, however, that the little girl’s research surprised the family and they found it interesting.
The award-winning actress added a brief description of Shiloh’s signature look. She highlighted the ties, jackets and trousers. The doting mother explained that Shiloh «thinks of her as one of her brothers».
Shiloh was undoubtedly a joy to her parents, and even after the divorce she remains close to them. Brad is incredibly proud that she stayed true to herself.
The couple went through a rather turbulent divorce, but this did not affect their relationship with the children. Insider explained that Brad is proud of his daughter and «who she has become».
An insider explained that the ‘Troy’ star considers fatherhood a top priority. For Brad, children are the most important thing. He reportedly often tells his friends how much he learns from his children.
THE EVOLUTION OF SHILOH’S RED CARPET FASHION
Fans got a glimpse of Shiloh’s brand new look in 2021 when she attended the premiere of Eternals in Los Angeles with her family. Shiloh’s strong resemblance to Jolie was reflected in a strappy dress with ballet sandals.
This contrasted with her previous red carpet appearances where she appeared in trousers. Shiloh looked adorable with her hair pinned back as she posed with all her siblings except Pax, who was absent.
The spectacular dress was worn by Jolie in 2019 when she attended the worldwide press conference for the film Maleficent: Lord of Evil. The celebrity mum described her daughter’s style as androgynous.
The Lara Croft star coined a new word for Shilo’s style, calling it «Montenegro». She noted that the teenager dresses like a «little man» and prefers tracksuits to regular suits.