Angie is always considered to be the daring beauty who puts her family at the forefront of everything. Her humanitarian concern, the wanting to give back to society, the bursting empathy is all well known. She adopted her first son Maddox from one of the poorest villages of Cambodia, and she did not stop there, going on to adopt Zahra from Ethiopia.
After having two adopted children, Brangelina welcomed their first biological child named Shiloh. One biological child didn’t stop the couple from adoption. They adopted Pax from Vietnam and then the couple welcomed their biological twins, Knox and Vivienne.
Shiloh is a Hebrew name and, ironically, the meaning of the name is ‘to whom it belongs’. Now, to 'whom' Shiloh belongs to is the million dollar question. Shiloah is the oldest among Brangelina's biological children and she obviously has a say in her parents’ break-up. I believe she might be the one who is most hurt, too.
There are several things revolving around Shiloh which Jolie-Pitt family don't share with anyone. Though Angie and Pitt are not together anymore, they will be Shiloh's parents forever.
14 Angelina Sold Shiloh’s Baby Photos For $7 Million
Selling the snaps of newborn baby Shiloh Pitt to Getty Images for a humongous figure was the hotcake for several number of days back in 2006. The media speculation and rumors were that Angelina and Brad had sold off the first photographs of Shiloh Pitt for a hefty price of $3m. Shiloh was born at the Welwitschia Clinic in Walvis Bay at 1:40AM.
After selling off the pictures’ right to Getty Images, an international media attention was following the baby and the case in particular. But here also Angie chose to be different. Angie and Brad had decided to donate the amount they had received by selling the copyright of Shiloh’s first look snaps to UNICEF. According to today.com, baby pictures of her twins sold for $114 million dollar. They reported that "a person involved in the negotiations for pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s newborn twins says the rights were sold for $14 million."
13 Shiloh Goes By The Name John
It is always a tough decision for parents to stand by their children if the children wanted to change gender. At first, media never got the clue of the insider story in the Jolie-Pitt family revolving around Shiloh’s gender. Over the years, Jolie and Pitt have boasted that their daughter never cares for girly things and she is most interested in ‘male’ clothing.
Angelina told Vanity Fair in a 2010 interview, “Shiloh likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
According to PressReader.com, for Brad Pitt, “listening to Shiloh at such a young age say ‘I am a boy and not a girl’ is killing him."
12 Shiloh Prefers Wearing Boy Clothes
It is really interesting to note that Shiloh began dressing in 'boy clothes' at a young age. In the first publicly released photo of Shiloh, Brad and Angie chose to dress their baby in a grey shirt (featuring a skull and crossbones) and blue pants. Shiloh was less than a month old. According to OK! Magazine, Shiloh doesn't own "one item of girls' clothing." Instead, she steals clothes her brothers. It's great Angie and Brad let their kids be who they truly want to be.
Angie admitted in one of her interviews that “I felt so much more for Madd, Zahara and Pax because they were survivors. Shiloh seemed so privileged from the moment she was born. But I’m conscious that I have to make sure I don’t ignore her needs, just because I think the others are more vulnerable.”
11 Homeschooling Is A Must
Homeschooling is quite the norm among celebrity parents. The advantages they see in the system are many compared to regular educational programs. Being the kids of celebrity parents, the media (and fans worldwide) will always be interested in the life of the rich and famous and all of their offspring. Because of this, the media may hamper these kids' private lives as well as their security, at times. Kids will get a quality education while parents keep a close eye on what their kids are up to.
According to The Daily Mail, Angelina and Brad have a “team of international teachers” who are in charge of educating their kids.
It is again debatable on how much school work actually they might have completed, but the Jolie-Pitt kids don't go to regular classrooms, they learn about the world from the comfort of their own home.
No Such Things As Bedtime Rules
Some parents are very strict about the timings of their children. They would always prefer to follow a written timetable for the kids have to follow. Other parents just wish to let their kids to be free like birds. Which way is better? I am not here to judge different parenting styles.
A genuine doubt is that, if the kids are not sent to a school and had given them the whole freedom to do whatever they want without any routines or schedule, I just wonder what kind of bunch of kids they turn out to be! The sun.co. uk reported that "Two nannies ended up resigning when Angie was working on 2008 film Wanted". She added: “They have no control over their kids. In the middle of the night they're running down the hallway waking their parents up and trying to get into their beds.”
No bedtimes mean they can go to bed whenever they want to and they can get up as and when they want to. One nanny even revealed that the parents usually hit the bed before the kids do!
10 Custody Shock: Shiloh Chose Her Dad
Losing a battle is always hurting. In a divorce battle, actually there is no winner or loser, both of them are eventually losing though they don’t realize. They are losing the love and warmth of a family, they are losing the hugs and kisses of a family, they are loving the precious family time together, they are losing many more lovely memorable moments together if they had been together. Though there is no clear winner here, when it comes the time to choose the custodian of kids, the one who gets the custody can be considered as a partial winner since that person had somehow convinced the court that he/she is the better option than the other.
Unfortunately, Angelina has to bear with the fact that Shiloh had chosen her dad over mom when she had been asked about her custodian.
Sources told New Idea: "Maddox is very supportive of his mother through their divorce and wants all six brothers and sisters to stay together in her care as part of the custody agreement. And while Shiloh reportedly went along with the 16-year-old initially, she's now had a change of heart - and wants to live with dad Brad."
9 ... But Then She Locked Him Out
Is missing feeling mutual? For kids, to a certain age parents are their whole world. Once they reach their puberty and step in to maturity, then the world around them changes. It would be filled with their besties, other obsessions, hobbies etc. Once they develop the disconnect with their parents at this age, then it is practically difficult to have a comeback and patch up.
Though Shiloh chose her father to be her custodian post Jolie-Pitt split for sometime, finally the primary custody of six kids were given to Angie. The radaronline.com reported that Angelina along with her six kids were vacationing in Paris, France. It was then Shiloh placed a lock on the bridge with the first initial of every family member with the word “Family” and a heart engraved on the bottom. The letter “B” for Brad was noticeably missing from the tribute. Shiloh placed the lock and threw the key into the river.
Was she missing her father or was she faking that she got over him? Surely both Jolie and Pitt never wanted this to be publicized.
8 Shiloh Wanted To Call Jennifer Aniston 'Mom'
The ex-flames Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt started bonding over the post split of Pitt from Angelina Jolie and Aniston from her beau, Justin Theroux. It seems George Clooney played the cupid role to rekindle the relationship once more between once husband and wife, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. Since Shiloh chose her father to time spend some time after the jolie-Pitt split, she got the chance to mingle with Jennifer Aniston too.
The Star magazine reported: “George was the first person to call him when his marriage to Angie imploded,” a source tells the mag.
“After Jen and Justin announced their split, he encouraged Brad to reach out and give their relationship another chance.”
For Shiloh the personalities of Angie and Aniston would be quite different. Being a kid, she would have been easily carried off by the charisma of Aniston and it is reported by the 'New Idea' that at one point Shiloh even asked Aniston whether Shiloh could call her ‘mom’. This would be something Angie surely would never want to be publicized.
7 Snapped Barefoot By The Paparazzi
Burbank, CA 29 JULY 2017
Angelina Jolie's security takes the kids, Vivienne and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, to Target for some shopping. Vivienne rides in the cart on the way back to the car while Shiloh hops on the front. Shiloh takes off his flip flops going barefoot in the parking lot.[/caption]
Raising children responsibly is not a child’s act. It requires dedication, sincerity, support, love and above all, your time. Even if all these conditions are favorable, there can be times parents fail on kids. So just imagine a single mother of six kids single-handedly goes through this and tries to be the super mom. She may fail miserably, but, I understand, it is not her fault at all!
Though we feel that we can carry off things very well, many times we fail miserably. Angelina has primary custody of the kids since the devastating divorce from Brad and insiders say that the children have been completely out of control. Shiloh and Vivienne were snapped by the paparazzi looking unkempt and walking barefoot in a Target parking lot. This is quite normal...not.
How do you expect a group of six kids who were never put on any method or system to behave with no one pondering over them? They are never used to that and their poor mother now is unable too.
6 Her Parents Just Couldn't Get Along
How to raise our children? This is a matter of debate and people with or without knowledge has different criteria and styles. It was such a bone of contention that they would have screaming fights about it.
Brad had to play bad cop often and would yell at the children. In an issue of UsWeekly, it was claimed by a source: '[He] became a big yeller. And she would not tolerate him yelling at the kids. There were a few times Angie said she was terrified.'
She is also worried that kids will get all the details, true and untrue, as a result of their online searches. The blame would be well upon all those online searches.” Ultimately, they were going to find out at some point. But Angie always wanted to keep these things as a very low key affair! Fighting parents are never welcome and parents should keep that in mind.
5 Angelina Was Worried About Shiloh's Honesty
Divorce battles are always pretty bad, more than that they are ugly. Not to mention that the most affected party in midst of this is the neglected kids. Shiloh being the oldest among the biological children of Angelina and Brad Pitt, it was quite obvious that the kiddo had a major stance to take.
The newidea.com.au published that "One source mentioned, 'Ange is worried Shiloh will pass on sensitive information that could be harmful to her in their legal battle.”
Divorce can always be extremely difficult for children to bear. Many a times, poor things won’t even understand what is going around them. Once the loving couples might turn out to be fighting tigers in no time. Out of the six of Angie-Pitt children, the split seems to have affected Shiloh the most.
From a source told The Enquirer that “Shiloh’s not the same bubbly kid she was before Brad and Angie split, she doesn’t understand why Brad can’t be there on their family trips to Disneyland.” That is something a poor 11 year old expects from her parents!
4 Angelina Gave Birth Far Away
Have you ever heard of any celebrity who has chosen Namibia for their first delivery? Angelina was an exception! Being the rainbow baby, the media was over obsessed with the birth of Shiloh Pitt. Angelina and Pitt never liked this hyped speculation about their baby. Angie kept the news of pregnancy itself hidden for some time, though it was one of the most endearing news her fan base was expecting from the couple.
Finally, Angie chose Shiloh’s birthplace as Namibia to avoid the media attention with the child. Famished for just a glimpse of little Shiloh Pitt, the public seems to have only wanted one thing.At the time, People Magazine were among the first to report that they had welcomed their little girl even though the details were scarce.
Is Shiloh resembling her beautiful mom or handsome dad? Angie and Pitt definitely had a tough time in keeping her away from the limelight for a long time. As everyone knows, within no time cute Shiloh became the favorite for camera lenses.
3 The Family Protection
Being the UN ambassador for refugee agency, Angelina chose Namibia as her delivery place. Even after for hours after delivery, it was a secret whether the baby was born in a hotel room or in a clinic.
In order to keep the paparazzi at a safe distance, Brad and Angelina had even employed officials from the Namibian government just to ensure their security and safety.
The security measures went on to close down the entire hospital wing in which Angelina and the baby were located.
Only those who had a written waiver from Brad Pitt or Angelina could enter, and an entire security staging area was erected around their accommodations. The much-hyped birth had initiated an international media frenzy and so Brad and Angie left no stones unturned in ensuring the security and protection of their young born. Shiloh’s biblical meaning is the ‘desired one’ or the ‘peaceful one’. So technically her parents wanted their most desired baby in a very peaceful manner!
New Zealand’s Stuff newspaper claimed that Namibia’s National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) branded the couple “colonial overlords” and accused them of taking over the country. The paper went on to say an NSHR spokesman said: “To shut down a national border so she can give birth in peace is a massive abuse of power.” They accused Angelina and Brad of “using heavy-handed and brutal tactics” to persuade the Namibian government to agree to their demands.
2 Shiloh Is A 'Rainbow Baby'
Brad and Angelina never admitted whether or not they had trouble conceiving a baby of their own. Others, have assumes this to be the case because Shiloh was born quite a few years after the couple became serious about their relationship. The speculations were also prompted by the fact they adopted two kids from different parts of the world.
Just because they waited some years for their first biological child to be born, Shiloh is always referred to as a rainbow baby. Rainbow is something not very common to see and rainbow baby means someone who has come to bless their parents’ life after years of waiting and effort. It is usually referred to a baby born to couples who faced fertility issues.
Angie and Brad never liked the idea of their kid being referred to as a rainbow baby but the media has never stopped calling her so since her birth. Angie confirmed that they never had any trouble in having a biological child but the term ‘rainbow baby' seems to have become stuck to Shiloh. In an interview with the Hello Magazine, Angelina cleared the air regarding the questions about her fertility issues and the rumors circulating that her twins were conceived with IVF, saying, "If they had been conceived through IVF we would have been happy to discuss it. But we have been fortunate never to have had fertility problems."
1 No Father Of The Year Award Here
What do kids want most? Are they expensive outfits? Fancy toys? Outings? Expensive dine outs? Holiday destinations? I think, No. They like all these said elements, but i bet no one will have any memory of all these when they grow big.
They might be not precious memories and most of them would be take for granted also. So what is important to win their hearts? It is “your time”. If you spend quality time with your kids, that shows the difference. That build up profound relationships, strong families which will never shake on silly matters!
Talking about fatherhood, Brad confided to GQ Magazine, “Kids are so delicate. They absorb everything,” Pitt said.
“They need to have their handheld and things explained. They need to be listened to. When I get in that busy work mode, I'm not hearing. I want to be better at that.”