Angelina Jolie has recently discussed the beauty she had felt when the adopted children, Maddox Chivan, Pax Thien, and Zahara Marley came to her – all of whom she shares with her ex-husband Brad Pitt.
Hollywood star, 45-year-old has sincerely spoken of the importance of appreciating her adopted kids’ roots.
They are Maddox Chivan, 18-year-old, Pax Thien, 16-year-old, and Zahara Marley, 15-year-old.
Besides the adopted children sharing together, Brad and Angelina also have three biological kids: daughter Shiloh, 14-year-old, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
On a Vogue interview, Angelina discussed how she felt needed to make sure her children acknowledge their geographic and cultural origins. Her eldest son Maddox comes from Cambodia, while Pax is from Vietnam, and Zahara is from Ethiopia.
Angelina shared: “What is important is to speak with openness about all of it and to share. ‘Adoption’ and ‘orphanage’ are positive words in our home.”
“With my adopted children, I can’t speak of pregnancy, but I speak with much detail and love about the journey to find them and what it was like to look in their eyes for the first time.”
The Tomb Raider actress also pressed what adopted parents owe to their children when their origin is so different from their parents.
Angelina added: “All adopted children come with a beautiful mystery of a world that is meeting yours. When they are from another race and foreign land, that mystery, that gift, is so full.”
She concluded: “They are not entering your world — you are entering each other’s worlds.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had been together since 2005 and got married in 2014. Their marriage ended two years later in 2016 when they split and Angelina filed for divorce, before going on to share the responsibilities towards their children.
The actress is going to be in The Eternals – a Marvel superhero film The Eternals and she plays the warrior Thena, which will be in cinemas in 2021.