logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt Is Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Adopted Daughter — Meet Her

Edduin Carvajal
Apr 17, 2020
12:00 P.M.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made several headlines throughout their 12-year relationship, and the adoption of Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt was only one of them.

Advertisement

The former couple met each other during the summer of 2004 while playing opposite each other in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." At that point, Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston, so a romance between him and Angelina was impossible.

"I do not want my daughter back, but just to be in contact with her."

Angelina Jolie and children Shiloh, Saara, and Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt on October 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Angelina Jolie and children Shiloh, Saara, and Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt on October 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE'S ROMANCE

As expected, Brad and Angelina denied dating rumors at the time. However, in July 2005, a few months after the "World War Z" actor and the "Friends" star began their divorce process, "Brangelina" went public about their romance.

It was also in 2005 that the couple decided to adopt Zahara, an Ethiopian baby who was only six months old at the time.

Advertisement
Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at AFI FEST 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at AFI FEST 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Zahara, born on January 8, 2005, became the second child adopted by the "Maleficent" actress as she and her previous husband, Billy Bob Thornton, adopted Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt from an orphanage in Cambodia back in 2002.

Even though Zahara is only 15 years old, she has had a few acting gigs already. The first time she appeared in front of the cameras was in 2006 as part of "VH1: All Access" show "20 Cutest Celebrity Babies."

Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

ZAHARA IS A JEWELRY DESIGNER

In 2014, she had a very small role in "Maleficent," the Disney film in which Angelina starred next to Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley.

Zahara has also worked as a voice actress! For Kung Fu Panda 3, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's eldest daughter voiced a character named Meng Meng. Her mother worked in the "Kung Fu Panda" trilogy, as well, voicing Master Tigress.

Neither Zahara nor any of Angelina's children are interested in acting, though. Talking to People, the "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" star confessed that they were more into business and humanitarian affairs.

In September last year, Brad Pitt's eldest daughter debuted her Zahara Collection jewelry line, a collaboration with jeweler Robert Procop.

Advertisement

All the proceedings went to House of Ruth Shelters, an organization that provides transitional housing for battered women and children.

The rest of Brangelina's children are also trying to make a name for themselves away from the spotlight. Maddox, for instance, is studying biochemistry in South Korea.

ZAHARA'S BIOLOGICAL MOTHER

As Daily Mail reported, Zahara's biological mother is Mentewab Dawit Lebiso, and she made a heartfelt plea to Angelina so that she could talk to Zahara.

Mentewab decided to make public her request in 2017 after she was supposedly desperate to be part of the life of her biological daughter.

Advertisement

According to the source, Mentewab desired to meet Zahara. However, she would be fine if she got the chance to simply hear her voice. The Ethiopian woman said:

"I just want her to know that I am alive and here and long to be able to speak with her. I do not want my daughter back, but just to be in contact with her."

She pointed out, though, that even though she missed Zahara "all the time," Angelina has been more of a mother to her than she had ever been.

Advertisement

MENTEWAB WANTS TO SPEND HER BIRTHDAY WITH ZAHARA

Mentewab added that she would appreciate having the opportunity to celebrate her birthdays and "other special days" together, and also used the opportunity to tell her biological daughter that she has family in Africa.

Daily Mail reported that, at the time, Mentewab had not heard from Angelina in the 12 years that had passed since Zahara's adoption. Apart from that, the Ethiopian woman had not received any financial help from the Hollywood star.

It is important to mention that Mentewab lived in a one-room home with no running water or toilet in central Ethiopia, several miles away from the country's capital.

Advertisement

ANGELINA AND ZAHARA VISITED ETHIOPIA

In December 2019, Angelina and four of her kids – Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt – visited Ethiopia.

Not only that, but they also stayed in the region for New Year's Eve and had a meeting with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde.

With her, they talked about the country's culture, history, education, and sanitary pad solutions so that girls could go to school. Even though the family was in Ethiopia, there are no reports about them and Mentewab getting together.

Earlier this month, Angelina revealed that Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt had hip surgery!

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

'Wow': Brad Pitt's Daughter Shiloh Shocks Fans with Her 'Crazy' Dance Moves in Choreo Video

May 15, 2024

This Woman Is New Partner of Hollywood Star after his Difficult Divorce: She is His Ex-Wife's 'Copycat'

February 14, 2024

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Recent Personal Life after Split - Details

February 28, 2024

Angelina Jolie 'Trying to Alienate' Her Kids from Brad Pitt, Court Docs Unveil New Allegations

May 10, 2024

Brad Pitt’s Much Younger Girlfriend, 33, Finally Divorced from Her Estranged Husband — Details

March 11, 2024

Brad Pitt’s Younger Girlfriend, Ines De Ramon, Poses in Unbuttoned Shirt in New Modeling Gig

April 19, 2024

Brad Pitt & His Partner Are Seen during a Date Night at the Theater in Elegant Outfits: Pic & Details

February 13, 2024

Gwen Stefani's Ex's Girlfriend Looks Like Her 'Twin': 3 Celebs Whose Partners Duplicate Their Exes

March 17, 2024

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's Daughter, 15, Spotted With Mom in Rare Outing – Their Looks Spark Mixed Reactions

April 08, 2024

Angelina Jolie Steps Out in Chic Coat on Outing with Daughter Vivienne, 15, Who Looks Like Dad’s ‘Twin’

April 09, 2024

3 Times Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Elusive Youngest Daughter, 15, Has Been Spotted in Public within a Week

April 12, 2024

8 Celebrity Kids Who Perfectly Blend Looks of Both Their Parents

April 25, 2024

Users Say Brad Pitt's New Partner Is Angelina Jolie's Twin: What Do the Two Women Have in Common?

February 22, 2024

Jennifer Garner’s Child with Buzzed Hair, Sandra Bullock’s Kids in ‘Basic Clothes,’ and Two More Hot Celeb Kids Sightings This Week

April 12, 2024