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Shiloh Jolie Pitt and Angelina Jolie posing on the red carpet© Getty

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh makes legal request to drop dad's surname

The daughter of Brad and Angelina follows in the footsteps of her siblings Vivienne, Zahara and Maddox

Faye James
Senior Editor
May 31, 2024
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In a significant step towards personal identity, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter, Shiloh, has officially requested to drop 'Pitt' from her surname. 

According to court documents obtained by TMZ on Thursday, Shiloh filed the paperwork on her 18th birthday, May 27, asking that her new legal name be Shiloh Jolie.

Shiloh has referred to herself as Shiloh Jolie on her Instagram account, but this is the first official move she has made to alter her last name. 

Her decision marks a poignant moment for the teenager. Her siblings - Vivienne, Zahara, and Maddox – also omit 'Pitt' from their surname, although they have not made any legal filings to change their names officially.

Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt seen attending The Eternals - UK film premiere afterparty at Maison Estelle on October 27, 2021 in London, England© Getty
Shiloh Jolie has filed legal paperwork to drop her dad's surname

Vivienne recently appeared on the playbill for the new Broadway musical The Outsiders, where she serves as an assistant to the producer—who happens to be her mother, Angelina.

The program for the play reportedly lists her as “Vivienne Jolie,” omitting the “Pitt” from her name.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the opening night of "The Outsiders" at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on April 11, 2024 in New York City.© Getty Images
Vivienne Jolie also has dropped her dad's surname

Last year, their eldest adopted daughter, Zahara, introduced herself as “Zahara Marley Jolie” upon joining a sorority at Spelman College in Atlanta. 

The timing of Shiloh’s request coincided with Memorial Day, causing a slight delay in the approval process. 

Brad and Angelina, who share six children together, have biological children Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne, 15, as well as three adopted children: Maddox, 22, Pax, 20, and Zahara, 19.

Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt walk the red carpet of the movie "Eternals" during the 16th Rome Film Fest 2021 on October 24, 2021 in Rome, Italy© Getty
Zahara and Shiloh with mom Angelina

Brad and Angelina's romance began after his highly publicized divorce from Jennifer Aniston in 2005. 

The couple, dubbed 'Brangelina' by fans, tied the knot in 2014, but their marriage was short-lived. Angelina filed for divorce in 2016 after just two years of marriage. 

By 2019, Brad and Angelina were declared legally single, though their legal battles were far from over.

Maddox with dad Brad Pitt, from who he is estranged now, and siblings Pax and Shiloh at the 
'Unbroken' film premiere in Los Angeles in 2014© Rex
Maddox with dad Brad Pitt, from who he is estranged now, and siblings Pax and Shiloh at the 'Unbroken' film premiere in Los Angeles in 2014

The couple has been embroiled in a contentious custody battle since their split, with Brad reportedly experiencing a strained relationship with his children. 

Beyond custody, the exes have also been locked in disputes over the circumstances surrounding their breakup and their ongoing business affairs.

Since their separation, Brad has moved on and sparked a romance with Ines de Ramon. The pair were first linked in November 2022, marking a new chapter in Brad's personal life amidst his ongoing legal struggles with Angelina.

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