Happy 9th Birthday Zahara Jolie-Pitt!

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Name: Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt

Parents: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Date of Birth: January 8, 2005

Siblings: Maddox, 12, Pax, 9, Shiloh, 7, and 5-year-old twins Knox & Vivienne


♥ Zahara was born in Awasa, Ethiopia, Africa

♥ She was given the name Yemsrach by her birth mother but it was later changed to Tena Adam by the orphanage. The name was based on the local Amharic language’s name for Ruta (a green spice used in Ethiopia to flavor coffee).

♥ Zahara was adopted by her parents from the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia orphanage when she was 6-months-old

♥ She was mistakenly believed to be infected with the AIDS virus but future testing proved that she was in fact not afflicted

♥ After the trip back to the United States, Zahara was hospitalized for dehydration and malnutrition

♥ Although the media reported that Zahara’s biological mother Mentwabe Dawit wanted her back at one time, she actually denied this claim, stating: “I have never disputed the adoption of my baby by Angelina Jolie. I think my daughter is a very fortunate human being to be adopted by a world famous lady. I wish them both all the success they deserve.”

♥ She has enjoyed playdates with fellow A-list kiddos Kingston & Zuma Rossdale

♥ She likes horseback riding


“She was such a beautiful thing. As soon as I saw her I thought about adopting her. When I came back to the office the next day, she had already been taken. I have been thinking about her ever since, but I suppose I could have never offered her the life she will have now.” – Sosina Yeman (a worker at the social affairs office in Awasa) on baby Zahara.

“Both Angelina and Brad held her and looked lovely with her. They looked like a happy family, like any other couple that comes and visits. Brad looked very comfortable holing the baby, like a proud father. We are always sad when the children leave because they are our children and we love them but I know she will be going to a very good place.” – Sister Lete (Zahara’s caregiver in the orphanage) on Zahara’s new parents and her feelings once Zahara was gone.

“Those late nights are so fun when one of them’s up or those mornings when they get up and make pancakes or something. That’s what it’s about.” – Brad on those special moments that make the craziness worth every second.

“Zahara’s got an extraordinary voice and is just so elegant and well spoken.” Angelina on her first daughter.

Filed under: Birthdays,Zahara Jolie-Pitt

Photo credit: FameFlynet

  • truth

    Happy birthday cutie

  • So sad

    It’s sad when a father chooses work over their children. Zahara is spending her b-day w/out her dad. Kind of like suri cruise.

    • Goose v Gander

      Well her mother was on set 12 hrs whydidnt she take the day off?

    • DanSy

      @So Sad: How exactly do we know that?

      Happy B-Day to Zahara!

      • Goose v Gander

        @DanSy Brad is filming in London so chick is posting that comment on various,sites but she has no problem with Angie
        working all day today on her Bday

        • Raven

          Why do you keep posting that Angie was working we get it and it’s called life.

          Somtime we have to work on our kids birthday, just like kids have to go to school on their bithday.

          Happy Bithday Zahara!!!

          Sad that people are using a little girls birthday to trash talk her parents.

          • Goose v Gander

            I was pointing out the double standards,both parents were working.So Sad is acting like Brad is bad father because he is working.

    • anonymous

      I had to work on my my son birthday last month I along with all the other parent who go to work on their kids birthday must be horrible parents. Lol

      So sad is a troll

      • Paulline

        Her parents working but Angelina will after work with Zahara:)

        • Natasza

          Zee was with Angelina an her sisters &brothers.on the set Unbroken.I saw pics

  • Marion M

    Zahara wishing you a birthday full of happiness,love and joy. Have a great year.

  • anonymous

    She is such a beautiful child. I look forward to watching her grow up. I think she will do something great with her life.

  • Raven

    Happy Bithday Zahara!!!

  • Kirsten

    Happy Birthday beautiful! Seems like just yesterday she was a wee little one.

  • chitta

    Luckiest little African Princess. Happy Birthday Zahara Jolie-Pitt!

  • Kimmy

    Such a lil cutie. Happy Birthday Zahara!!

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