Brad Pitt has spend the last few months flying around the world helping Angelina Jolie adopt all kinds of refugee children, but Angelina has been getting all of the credit. Well, that was the case, at least.
On Friday Brad Pitt filed a petition in a Los Angeles court to become the adoptive father of Angelina Jolie’s adopted kids. Pending approval, the children will be known as Maddox Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt. Is this a sign that Brad and Angelina are actually, you know, together? Don’t be daft.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (DVDs) are both famous for two things: not
being quite as good as you’d expect in films, and travelling around the
world helping out refugees. The more cynical among you (OK, us) may
have thought that Brad was just jetting around being a do-gooder to try
and impress Angelina enough to get into her knickers. But that
apparently isn’t the case – Brad is formally attempting to become the
father of Angelina’s adopted children, Maddox and Zahara.
If he had stuck with Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt would only be known as the partner of the GQ Man Of The Year,
but since he’s been unofficially linked to Angelina Jolie, he’s been
able to do a whole lot of things he never thought possible. Things like
mooching around dinosaur museums, moving to London for a bit and constantly denying any involvement with Angelina whatsoever.
Most of all, though, Brad was able to accompany Angelina on a journey to Africa to adopt Zahara.
And he’s reportedly felt a huge responsibility towards the children since then.
He’s already spoken about becoming a father in the June edition of GQ
"I’m telling you, you just wanna take ’em [the orphans]
up in your arms and take as many with you as you can… I’m just really
aware of the responsibility of putting your life second, and your job
is to show this little one around in the world. It’s what makes sense
And it looks as if Brad is ready to show his responsibility
to the children by becoming their father and giving them the Jolie-Pitt
name. But can we take this as a sign that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
are preparing to make good on all the rumours and get married? Ha – as if they’d tell you.
[story by Stuart Heritage]