When mammoth online publications are clamoring for exclusive rights to your first baby pictures, you know you’re really going to be something special. So is the story of Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, whose first pictures were sold to People and Hello! for $14 million. This made it the biggest sale of a celebrity picture in history.
Fame was already knocking at his door before he was born. Of course, it helps if you have celebrity parents like Hollywood superstars, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt. Today, Knox Leon is no longer a baby and the world is gaining deeper insight into his life story, ambitions, and dreams as he makes his way to adulthood.
Who Is Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Brad and Angelina’s Son?
Besides the fact of who his parents are, there is a lot to know about Knox Leon. For one, he has a twin sister, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt. Their birth date is known down to the minute. Knox and his twin were born on July 12, 2008, him at 6:27 pm, and Vivienne at 6:28 pm.
Knox Leon couldn’t have been born in a better country. Two weeks before his birth, his parents traveled to the enchanted city of Nice, France, where they booked and stayed in a hotel by the seaside. In those two weeks, the paparazzi waited patiently outside the hospital for the announcement of his birth.
Knox’s names are steeped in the history of his family’s hierarchy. His father, Brad, named him Knox, after his paternal grandfather, while he got the name Leon from his mother’s great-grandfather.
Growing up in the Jolie-Pitt household, the blonde lad, like the rest of his siblings, weren’t displayed that much on social media as their parents wanted to keep them safe from the harsh waters of the media. Knox and all his siblings were homeschooled by their mother. They all did the basic classes like mathematics and science. Knox is also involved in extracurriculars like sports, skateboarding, taking self-defense classes, and learning foreign languages.
Although Brad and Angelina do not want their kids to be actors, it seems like Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt and his twin sister may just follow in their footsteps. Both kids have made cameo appearances in movies. For Knox, it was a minor voice role as the character KuKu in 2016’s animated movie, Kung Fu Panda 3.
However, his interests do not lie only in the movie industry. Knox Leon is learning to fly planes. Thanks to his parent’s deep purses and his mother’s support, he is learning the rudiments and basic techniques of flying from some of the best instructors in the country. His mother revealed that he is still having a hard time with the pedals and a few other more complex aspects of the trade. Time will tell if this is the path he will take, but according to FAA regulations, the blonde haired Jolie-Pitt kid is still too young to fly solo.
His Family Life
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt and his sister Vivienne are possibly the last biological children of their parents. Seven years after their birth, a complication during surgery brought on premature menopause for their mother, Jolie. He is very close to his twin and the rest of his family. Even though his celebrity parents are no longer together, they maintain joint custody of him and his five siblings.
The Jolie-Pitt household feels like the perfect representation of the map of the world in human form. Besides their 3 biological kids, Angelina and Brad have adopted three others from different countries all over the globe.
Knox’s and Vivienne’s biological older sister, Shiloh Nouvel, was born on May 27, 2006, in Swakopmund, Namibia. His oldest sibling, Maddox Chivan was born in Cambodia on August 5, 2001, and was adopted by Angelina from an orphanage in the country on March 10, 2002. Next came Zahara Marley, born in Awasa, Ethiopia, on January 8, 2005, and adopted on July 6, 2005. The last adopted child of the family, Pax Thien, was born on November 29, 2003, and adopted on March 15, 2007, from Vietnam. Pax was adopted two years after Zahara but he is older than her.
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt’s parents are undoubtedly one of the most famous names in the entertainment industry and popular culture in general. His mother, Angelina has been on the big screen since 1982 when she appeared on a comedy, Lookin’ To Get Out with her father Jon Voight. She came to the limelight when she played Lara Croft in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Angelina met her ex-husband and Knox Leon’s father, Brad Pitt on the set of 2005’s Mr & Mrs. Smith, where they both played lead roles. Outside of movies, she is the Special Envoy to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees since 2012.
Brad Pitt is a high profile Hollywood actor and producer who has been around since the early 1990s. Before Jolie, he used to be married to popular actress, Jennifer Aniston. However, they divorced in 2005, the same year he met Jolie. He and Jolie got married in 2014 and divorced two years later. Since then, they’ve both had legal custody of Knox, Vivienne, and the other four children.