In 2006, celebrity power couple Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie welcomed a second baby girl to the family… and another star was born.
In the days, weeks and months after her arrival, the bouncy baby girl captured the hearts and minds of many, accidentally setting a brand new record as the most bankable baby to grace the cover of a magazine. According to The Hollywood Reporter, People magazine spent a whopping $4.1 million for the rights to the baby’s first photos. But that’s not all. Hi! The magazine also paid a whopping $3.5 million for the rights to the photos in the UK, according to The New York Times. Cha-ching! And just like her famous philanthropic mom, the proceeds were promptly donated to UNICEF. “As we celebrate the joy of the birth of our daughter, we recognize that 2 million babies born each year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives,” the couple said in a public statement about their decision the Los Angeles Times. “These children can be saved, but only if governments around the world make it a priority.”
But how is Jolie-Pitt’s relationship with her superstar mom now? And are they still committed to charity and helping others? Here’s what we know…
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
It turns out the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree for mother-daughter duo Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.
In June 2010, Jolie spoke openly about how much she and Jolie-Pitt resemble each other. “Silly and verbal, the early signs of a performer,” she told Vanity Fair of her precocious daughter. “I used to dress up in costumes and jump around. But eventually I became closed, darker. I don’t remember anything happening. I think you’re just getting hit by the reality of certain things in life, think you too. Start realizing that the world isn’t what you wished it to be, so delve in. Then as I had kids and got older — silly, lighter — it all came back,” she revealed of her own experience.
But make no mistake, their love of fooling around and keeping isn’t the only thing they bond about…
Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt love helping others
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is serious about giving back…just like her mom, Angelia Jolie.
“Fifteen years ago, sitting on the floor in her UN cap and writing her notes while talking to someone, I flashed to myself and thought, ‘I know that moment,'” Jolie recalled to Vogue in 2015 about the perceived Her daughter’s lightbulb moment and innate urge to help others. Despite this, Jolie is careful not to impose her own ideas and aspirations on Jolie-Pitt. “I find her (Shiloh) fascinating, the choices she makes. And I would never be the kind of parent who would force someone to be something they are not. I think that’s just bad parenting,” she explained in a 2010 interview with Reuters. “Children should be allowed to express themselves however they want without anyone judging them because that’s an important part of their growth,” she added.
In February, the mother and daughter made headlines again when they traveled to Cambodia to deal with various environmental issues including land encroachment and poaching. “A few days in Cambodia among the warm local people and I feel my soul recovering. This has always been a special country for me and our family,” she enthused on Instagram about the mother-daughter work trip. We hope these two can bond through their shared love of helping others and healing the environment for many years to come!