Brad Pitt’s Daughter Filed Court Petition to Remove Father’s Last Name on Her 18th Birthday

Brad Pitt’s Daughter Filed Court Petition to Remove Father’s Last Name on Her 18th Birthday

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s 18-year-old daughter, Shiloh, has filed a court petition to legally drop her father’s last name. This decision follows the tumultuous relationship between Jolie, 48, and Pitt, 60, who were once one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples. They famously sparked their romance on the set of their 2005 film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” but their relationship soured, leading to a divorce in 2016. Despite initially agreeing on joint custody of their children, it appears that Pitt’s children have grown distant from him over the years.

Shiloh, their second eldest daughter, reportedly marked her 18th birthday on May 27 by filing a court petition to remove Pitt from her name. She is not the first of Jolie and Pitt’s children to distance herself from her father’s image. Her younger sister Vivienne, 15, was recently credited as “Vivienne Jolie” in the musical “The Outsiders,” which she helped her mother produce. Her older sister Zahara, 19, has also unofficially dropped Pitt as a surname, previously introducing herself as Zahara Marley Jolie after joining the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at Spelman College in 2023. However, it is unclear if Zahara and Vivienne have legally changed their names.

Jolie and Pitt share six children together, including their biological children Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox, also 15, alongside their adopted children Zahara, Maddox, 22, and Pax, 20. Meanwhile, Jolie and Pitt have yet to finalize their divorce settlement. Since their separation, the former couple has been embroiled in a series of bitter disagreements over their shared business ventures, including the recent sale of a jointly-owned winery in France. Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016 and has made allegations of abuse against her former husband.

In 2022, Pitt filed documents suing Jolie for her decision to sell her half of their vineyard, Chateau Miraval, to a Russian oligarch, claiming it violated their agreement not to sell their respective interests in the property without the other’s consent. Jolie responded with a lawsuit in October 2022, alleging that Pitt had become abusive towards her on a flight from France to California in 2016, prior to her filing for divorce. Pitt has denied the allegations of abuse.

Representatives for both Jolie and Pitt have been contacted for comment. As the legal and personal battles between Jolie and Pitt continue, their children’s decisions to distance themselves from their father highlight the lasting impact of the couple’s contentious split.