One of the many delights of following celebrity kids as they grow is seeing how much they eventually end up looking like their famous moms and dads. And few children have better genes than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. She’s 16 years old now and has made quite the transformation since her young days caught on camera by the paparazzi. But which parent does she actually resemble the most today?
A loving family
The Pitt-Jolie family is a large one. Shiloh has three older siblings – Maddox, Pax, and Zahara – and two younger ones, the 14-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. But Shiloh was Pitt and Jolie's first biological child. Maddox, Pax, and Zahara were adopted – Maddox from Cambodia, Zahara from Ethiopia, and Pax from Vietnam. That didn’t stop the children from growing up as loving siblings, though.
A media frenzy
The adoptions garnered a lot of media interest. Jolie had to jump through a variety of legal hoops to adopt Maddox, a process made all the more difficult when she separated from Billy Bob Thornton at around the same time. And when Jolie entered a relationship with Brad Pitt, it didn’t go unnoticed that he became the legal father of the adopted children. Yet the announcement that Jolie was pregnant with Pitt’s child whipped the media up into a frenzy.
The Brangelina craze
This was hardly surprising considering the grip that “Brangelina” had on the world. Fans had followed every move the two A-listers had made since they had first gotten together on the set of their film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The love triangle with Jennifer Aniston – the Friends actress who Pitt had divorced after meeting Jolie – only added to the drama and scandal of it all. A Pitt-Jolie baby was the final step. People couldn’t wait to meet the child.
Shiloh was born in Namibia
Pitt and Jolie were so determined to have their new baby in peace that they actually left the country. A month before Shiloh was born, they temporarily moved to Namibia so they could avoid the paparazzi and the media. But even though their army of fans couldn’t follow them there, they did get the news that they were hoping for. On May 27, 2006, Jolie gave birth to a healthy baby girl.