Brad Pitt is a doting father of six children, including twins, whose birth was very emotional for the actor. One of the star’s twin children is named after his late grandfather and is his mini-me.
In 2002, Angelina Jolie became a first-time mother when she adopted Maddox Chivan from an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia, while she was married to Billy Bob Thornton at the time. Three years later, Zahara Marley, originally from Ethiopia, joined the family.
When Angelina and Brad Pitt started dating in 2005, he adopted her two children and the couple continued to grow their offspring. In 2006, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt was born and the couple welcomed Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt from Vietnam.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Cinema for Peace Gala Ceremony at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on February 13, 2012 in Berlin, Germany | Source: Getty Images
Two years later, Angelina and the “12 Years a Slave” actor welcomed twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt. In 2014, the father of six admitted that becoming a father made him “feel like the richest man”.
The Oscar-winning actor said fatherhood changed him on many levels and made him more lively and generous. The ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ star revealed that he considers his children essential, adding:
“I love being a father and all the responsibilities that entails.”
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images
Being a father became the biggest priority for the ‘Seven’ actor, who constantly worried about his offspring. He shared how he had a responsibility and an emotional connection that overwhelmed him because he had a family to take care of.
Angelina’s ex-husband said he cared more about his family than himself and described that as the true definition of love. Brad became more selfless, kinder, and generous, and he wanted the best for them; he loved all his children; however, he had a special bond with one of his twin children.
Brad’s emotional reaction to the birth of twins
Angelina and Brad’s twins were fraternal and a boy and a girl. The “Salt” actress was well and in good spirits after the birth, and Brad was there for the births in Nice, France, which made them the parents of their fifth and sixth children.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ premiere during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 15, 2008 in Cannes, France | Source: Getty Images
The obstetrician/gynecologist joked that the actor, who cut Vivienne and Knox’s umbilical cords, was “the assistant.” Brad has been described as emotional, emotional, determined, calm and happy to be at the birth of his children.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt leave the ‘Changeling’ premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 20, 2008 in Cannes, France | Source: Getty Images
Knox was named after Brad’s late maternal grandfather, Hal Knox Hillhouse, while Vivienne was named after Angelina’s late mother, Marcheline Bertrand. The ‘Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ actor’s son takes after his dad.
Knox is daddy’s mini me
Knox has mostly grown out of the spotlight. In 2011, Angelina revealed the boy physically and emotionally resembled his father and was also the spitting image of the ‘Oceans Thirteen’ star. Two years later, Knox proved his resemblance to Brad at age 4.
Brad Pitt at Narita International Airport with Knox Jolie-Pitt on January 27, 2009 in Narita, Chiba, Japan | Source: Getty Images
On Valentine’s Day, the then-preschooler joined his parents and twin sister for a trip to the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. The then-boy looked dapper in an all-black ensemble with aviator sunglasses as accessories.
In June 2021, the 12-year-old [Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt] was pictured looking like his dad [Brad Pitt] while wearing casual clothes.
Knox also imitated Brad’s long hairstyle and held hands during the dinosaur exhibit. In 2015, Brad showed just how bonded he was with his doppelganger when the duo traveled to the MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Brad Pitt and Knox Jolie-Pitt during the MotoGP British Grand Prix race at Silverstone on August 30, 2015 in Northampton, England | Source: Getty Images
Angelina’s ex-husband paid extra attention to the little boy as he stood in the VIP section. He wore a newsboy cap, while his son wore yellow noise-canceling headphones to protect his ears from racing noise.
At ten years old, Knox proved he was his dad’s mini-me when he wore the same newsboy cap that Brad was known for! At the time, the little boy was on a shopping trip to New York with his mother and other siblings.
Knox Jolie-Pitt at the European Premiere of ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ on October 9, 2019 in London, England | Source: Getty Images
Brad’s boy wore a green jacket and jeans and seemed to have the same gait as his dad! In June 2021, the 12-year-old was pictured looking like his dad while dressed casually.
Angelina’s son was seen at Paris Fashion Week with his actress mother. Knox wore a light blue mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic and wore a white hoodie and Converse sneakers to match his mask.
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