We have witnessed many times how the onscreen chemistry between actors working on a set side by side has quickly been brought into their private life. Take the most famous, now ex, couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for example. When the two filmed Mr. and Mrs. Smith together in 2004, Pitt was still married to lovely Jennifer Aniston, but that didn’t stop the Hollywood heartthrob from falling in love with sex icon Jolie thus giving the world “Brangelina,” one of most popular couples in the entire world..
“Because of the film, we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, ‘God, I can’t wait to get to work.’ … Anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair,” Jolie told People in 2006.
The two stayed together for 12 years and are parents to Angelina’s three adopted children Maddox, Zahara and Pax, and their three biological children, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox.
The news of Jolie’s pregnancy was huge and caused media frenzy. Paparazzi followed the couple’s every step as the whole world was anticipating for the couple’s first child to be brought into the world. Magazines were offering $1 million for an exclusive photo of the child who was a celebrity even before being born.
New York magazine wrote at the time, “Not since Jesus has a baby been so eagerly anticipated.”
Shiloh was born May 27, 2006, and Pitt and Jolie sold the photo of her for whooping $14 million, money they donated to UNICEF.
Shiloh, who would be 16 soon, has practically been under the spotlight since forever.
She seems to have inherited the best from her famous parents and looks gorgeous. However, something about her caused a stir among fans; the way she dressed. She even asked from her parents and siblings to call her John instead of her real name.
During an interview with Oprah, dad Pitt confessed, ”She only wants to be called John. John or Peter. So it’s a Peter Pan thing. So we’ve got to call her John” He then added, ‘Shi, do you want …’ – ‘John. I’m John.’ And then I’ll say, ‘John, would you like some orange juice?’ And she goes, ‘No!’ So, you know, it’s just that kind of stuff that’s cute to parents, and it’s probably really obnoxious to other people.”
Jolie also spoke of her daughter’s wish to dress as a boy and told Vanity Fair, “She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
Neither Pitt nor Jolie, however, seemed to have a problem with this. They supported their girl in whatever she chose to be.
Jolie said it was a bit hard for her not to call her Shiloh any longer as that name was of great significance to her, but she respected the girl’s will.
“It was a name my parents almost named their first child — there was a miscarriage: Shiloh Baptist. Because my father had been shooting in Georgia and that was the most southern name [my parents] could come up with,” Jolie said of the name she originally gave her daughter.
For the Rome premiere, Shiloh opted for a little black dress she paired with yellow and black snickers.