Name: Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
Date of Birth: August 5, 2001
Parents: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Siblings: Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox
♥ On March 10, 2002, a 7-month-old Maddox was adopted by his mother in Cambodia
♥ Maddox was born by the name Rath Vibol and initially lived in a local orphanage in Phnom Penh
♥ The adoption process was halted in December 2001 when the U.S. government banned adoptions from Cambodia amid allegations of child trafficking
♥ Once the adoption was finalized, she took custody of Maddox in Namibia
♥ Although Angelina and her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton announced the adoption together, she in fact adopted Maddox as a single parent
♥ On December 2005 it was confirmed that Brad Pitt was seeking to legally adopt Angelina’s two children, Maddox and Zahara
♥ On January 19, 2006 a judge granted the request to change the children’s last names to Jolie-Pitt
“I’ll be doing something and I’ll be frustrated, and he’ll hold my hand and say, ‘Are you feeling tired? Is that why you’re upset?’ Yeah, he really does take care of me.” – Angelina on her eldest son.
“Brad has always had this incredible bond with Mad, who’s very smart, and Brad loves teaching him about history and art and culture – it’s an amazing thing to watch them together.” – Angelina on the bond between father and son.
“The hardest job in the world. The most rewarding job in the world. There’s something to — with the long days in here, we’re out here as soon as the sun comes out and to come home and have dinner with your kids and have to discipline one of them who is out of line and still have the energy for that is — I can’t explain the fulfillment of that, but it is everything.” – Brad on parenthood.