When Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married, people all over the globe began thinking about the possibility of the pair having biological children in addition to Jolie’s already established family of two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara Jolie-Pitt. When Jolie announced she was expecting a child, the rumors were put to rest. Due to the overwhelming amount of attention she received from the media, she gave birth to her kid in Namibia on May 27, 2006.
The kid, who was later given the name Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, was remarkable from the moment she was born. The newborn, who was determined to be a girl at the time of delivery, was photographed, and those first images were sold for millions of dollars, all of which were given to charity by Pitt and Jolie. People continued to be obsessed with John Jolie-Pitt because they wanted to know how a kid with such ideal parents could possibly exist.
The Jolie-Pitt family places a high priority on maintaining their privacy. They are not present on any recognized social media platforms. Concerning this well-known family, there are more questions than answers. Nevertheless, there is one tale concerning little Shiloh that has been told often in the media. Since he was a young kid, the youngster has preferred to be known as John Jolie-Pitt rather than by his birth name, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. As a fierce competition broke out for the first photographs of the newborn, everyone in the world anticipated nothing less than genetic perfection from the two Oscar winners who were the child’s parents.
The young family struggled under the scrutiny of the public eye, which ultimately led to their relocation to the country of Namibia in southern Africa for the delivery of their child in the latter half of May 2006. Because it didn’t take long for the issue of Shiloh’s gender identification to emerge, protecting the family’s privacy became even more vital from the very beginning of the child’s existence. Even still, photographers were interested in learning more about Shiloh Jolie-Pitt as she grew into a toddler. Oprah Winfrey was informed by Brad Pitt that his daughter did not want to be named Shiloh even when she was 2 years old. At first, Brad Pitt dismissed it as nothing more than a passing phase from his youth.
“She insists on being addressed just as John. or John, if you want. ‘So it’s a Peter Pan thing,’ he said Oprah on an episode of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ that aired in 2008; ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show'”
Over the course of the subsequent several years, it became more apparent that the name “John” was here to stay. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt took it in stride. John Jolie-Pitt followed in the footsteps of his brothers and favored attire that was historically seen as more masculine. Angelina Jolie made these statements in the August 2010 issue of Vanity Fair. They were made after a period of two years “She has a desire to have a male gender. Therefore, we were forced to chop her hair. She prefers to dress in clothes that are more suited for guys. She is under the impression that she is one of the brothers.”
There was a persistent rumor that the Jolie-Pitt family and their close friends only ever refer to the kid as John, and that this practice has been going on for many years. There were more rumors, the most prominent of which said that John Jolie-Pitt had started using hormone blockers in order to prevent puberty and modify the way his body showed its gender. On the other hand, neither Brad Pitt nor Angelina Jolie have ever publicly commented on or corroborated this information.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight from only the previous year, Brad Pitt mentioned his daughter, naming her Shiloh. He reflected on the past and shared his feelings of pride over his kid, who is now 14 years old. Keeping in step with everyone else, Angelina Jolie has begun referring to the 14-year-old as Shiloh.
According to a source who spoke to The Mirror, Brad is “extremely proud of Shiloh and who she has become.” “He adores the fact that she never changes who she is and that she treats her siblings with such kindness at all times.”
Back in 2010, Angelina Jolie gave Vanity Fair an interview in which she discussed the particular meaning behind the name Shiloh. “My mother and father were going to name their first child Shiloh Baptist, but unfortunately, the pregnancy did not go as planned. Due to the fact that my father had been working as a shooter in Georgia, and that was the most southern name that [they] could think of at the time.”
“It’s a name that’s always appealed to me. Shiloh Baptist was the name of the motel chain where I used to go under it. During the time when Brad was calling the hotel rooms where I was staying, I was hiding under it.” On the other hand, if you search the internet for “Shiloh Jolie-Pitt,” you will often be led to the name John by the search results. There are a lot of folks that are curious about what’s going on there. But the fact of the matter is that if the Jolie-Pitt family want to keep this matter secret, we should all accept their decision. In spite of this, it raises a number of contentious questions about name, pronouns, and gender identification.
It’s possible that John Jolie-Pitt doesn’t mind if his mother and father are the only ones who name him “Shiloh.” Or, in order to safeguard the child’s privacy before any choices about the child’s future are made, they could use the name Shiloh while speaking in public. After all, such choices are quite significant for a youngster of just 14 years old. The fact that Shiloh, after which a city in Georgia is named, is not regarded as a name that is only given to females may be of assistance. This provides the youngster with the opportunity to preserve his birth name while also identifying as a man.
There is no limit to the opportunities that are available to young John Jolie-Pitt, making the choices that he must make no doubt challenging. What actions would you hope others would take if they were in your shoes and faced with the same challenges? It’s likely that you’d want other people to respect the decisions you make and your personal space. This privacy wall has been built for the family of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. There have been no formal statements made on the child’s gender identity, and it’s possible that there may never be any. To go more specific, due to the fact that they are celebrities, they do not owe any explanations to the general public.
The well-being and contentment of John Jolie-Pitt is of the utmost importance to John’s parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. He considers Suri Cruise and Millie Bobby Brown to be among his close buddies. Even though the siblings are separated by such a large age gap, the close relationship that exists between him, his parents, and his other siblings is undeniable.
Perhaps Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s approach to this challenge might provide us with some insight that we can use. They have no doubt that their first biological kid will be unique, but they do not consider this to be a drawback in any way. They did not seem to overreact or attempt to modify their kid in order to conform to preconceived notions on gender roles. They are giving John Jolie-Pitt the opportunity to feel at ease in his own body by letting him explore how he (or they) would want to dress, what they would like to name him, and, most importantly, who he would like to be. It would seem like John Jolie-Pitt is receiving nothing but encouragement and support from his family if one were to view the situation from the outside.
It is possible that children who persistently express a desire to be another gender (rather than simply expressing a preference for toys and clothing that are commonly associated with the opposite gender) will grow up to be transgender or otherwise gender-nonconforming; however, it is also possible that these children are simply exploring their own identities.
“It is impossible to say for certain where on the gender-nonconforming or LGBT spectrum the young Jolie-Pitt will grow up to identify, but one thing is certain: having parents who embrace a child’s curiosity, independence, and self-direction is sure to make that young person’s life easier as they go through the inherently human process of discovering who they truly are.”
It is totally normal for us to search for explanations for phenomena that are beyond our comprehension. People are often expected to fit neatly into predetermined categories or labels, replete with the appropriate pronouns. It is not wrong for any of us to want such things in our own lives, but it is necessary for us to acknowledge that we will not always get them from other people.