Despite having six children there was a time when actress Angelina Jolie couldn’t envision herself ever being a mum.
“It’s strange, I never wanted to have a baby. I never wanted to be pregnant. I never babysat. I never thought of myself as a mother.”
It’s only when playing with children at a school in Cambodia during the filming of Tomb Raider in 2000 that she suddenly changed her mind.
“It was suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country, somewhere.”
She finally became a mum in 2002 when she adopted son Maddox Chivan, now 14. She is also mum to children Pax Thien, 12, Zahara Marley, 11, Shiloh Nouvel, 9, and twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, 7, with husband Brad Pitt.
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According to reports, Marcheline Bertrand — the late mother of actress Angelina Jolie — has left $100,000 each to grandchildren Maddox Chivan, 8, Zahara Marley, 5 on Friday, and Shiloh Nouvel, 3. Siblings Pax Thien, 6, and twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, 17 months, don’t feature in the will as they arrived after the 56-year-old’s will was last updated.
Maddox, Zahara and Shiloh will each be entitled to the money when they turn 25. Marcheline passed away from ovarian cancer in January 2007.
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Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (not pictured) treated their four oldest children — Maddox Chivan, 8, Pax Thien, 6, Zahara Marley, 4, and Shiloh Nouvel, 3, with a trip to the theatre to watch Mary Poppins on Broadway in New York on Sunday, January 3rd. The children kept the cold chilly weather at bay by wearing woolly hats, scarves, padded jackets and gloves. Their younger twin siblings Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, 17 months, sat out the trip.
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While visiting Amman in Jordan, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, 14 months, to Licky Licious for ice cream. The pair are also parents to Maddox Chivan, 8, Pax Thien, 5, Zahara Marley, 4, and Shiloh Nouvel, 3.
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It turns out that Angelina Jolie‘s recent goodwill mission in Kenya was also a homecoming for one member of the Jolie-Pitt family.
While Angelina, 34, and Brad Pitt, 45, were “on a trip to Kenya with their children, Angelina stopped in Dabaab Refugee Camp, and also flew to Ethiopia with Zahara and Shiloh for two days.” says a close family friend.
“The girls’ trip was “the first time Zahara had been back home since her adoption. The trip was about keeping up that culture for her.”
One priority for them on the trip was looking for a place to build a TB and AIDS clinic in Zahara’s name, which would be similar to the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Project in Cambodia, an organization that helps impoverished and ill children.
While the girls were away, Brad and the rest of the family – Madddox Chivan, 8, Pax Thien, 5, and 1-year-old twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline – stayed behind in Kenya.
“The family has been having a wonderful time on this trip. The children are having so much fun.”
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