Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are totally supportive of their daughter Shiloh’s desire to be called “John” and dress like a boy.
Shiloh Jolie Pitt (pictured, second from left) has dressed androgynously and worn her blonde hair short for the past few years, and Angelina and Brad are fine with that.
In 2008, Pitt revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that Shiloh, now 8, would only respond to being called “John” in their home. At the time, Shiloh was just 3 years, but already seemed to identify more with boys than girls.
In 2010, Angelina told Vanity Fair that Shiloh wants to be a boy. “She wants to be a boy,” said Jolie. “So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
Jolie and Pitt’s open-minded support of Shiloh’s gender exploration and expression has earned praise from gay advocacy groups, who commended their decision to let Shiloh to wear a suit to the red carpet premiere of Angelina’s new film, “Unbroken.”
Angelina directed “Unbroken,” which is based on the bestselling book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival.
Jolie, who’s raising six children with Pitt, said the couple makes every effort to make sure their home life is loving and fulfilling, Examiner reported.
“[Brad and I] work really hard at nurturing our family to make sure that everybody is alright and everyone stays connected,” said Angelina, who added that she is “very happy to be married” and loves calling Pitt “my husband.”
Jolie also said her children are amazing, and so fun to have around. “They’re six of the funniest people we have ever met in our lives,” said Angelina. “We love being home and we love being around them because they are just so entertaining.”
Jolie married Brad in August 2014 in a fairytale wedding ceremony at Chateau Miraval, their sprawling wine estate in the South of France. The couple met on the set of their 2004 blockbuster, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Angelina, who has been a United Nations goodwill ambassador since 2001, discussed how her charity work has changed her outlook on life in her diary, Notes from My Travels.