At the age of 14, Jolie dropped out of her acting classes and aspired to become a funeral director. She began working as a fashion model, modeling mainly in Los Angeles, New York, and London. During this period, she wore black clothing, experimented with knife play, and went out moshing with her live-in boyfriend.
She found it difficult to emotionally connect with other people, and as a result she started to self-harm; later commenting, “I collected knives and always had certain things around. For some reason, the ritual of having cut myself and feeling the pain, maybe feeling alive, feeling some kind of release, it was somehow therapeutic to me.” She also began experimenting with drugs; by the age of 20, she had tried “just about every drug possible,” including heroin. Jolie has had a difficult relationship with her father. Due to Voight’s marital infidelity and the resulting breakup of her parents’ marriage, she was estranged from her father for many years.
2005 April – seen with Pitt
2006 Jan – announced pregnancy
2006 May – Shiloh born Namabia
2011 – June 16
Brad Pitt, 47, has been quite the busy-bee these past few months: he was promoting his most recent film, The Tree of Life, is currently finishing up the upcoming Moneyball, and above all else, has been battling his emotions between ex-wife Jennifer Aniston and current partner Angelina Jolie.
It was reported that Brad called Jen to express his condolences for her dog who recently passed away last month as the two reminisced about their marriage and how much they miss each other. Moreover, tensions have been high between Brad and Angie after several marriage disputes. But on June 4th, Angie’s 36th birthday, Brad decided to call a truce.
According to InTouch, the couple first boarded a private jet to Brad’s hometown of Springfield, Missouri where they donated a gracious $500,000 to the tornado-stricken city of Joplin. From there, Brad dropped their six kids off at his parents house and drove out into the countryside in his $70,000 vintage Chevy convertible.
As if that wasn’t enough, Brad made a mix-tape featuring songs by Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Rolling Stones and other hits from Angie’s birth year, 1975. To top it all off, the couple rendezvoused at a local motel for a quick afternooner accompanied by a bottle of Chateau Margaux from 1975.
The couple returned to Brad’s parents’ house for a surprise party planned by their kids. Ultimately, Brad hopes that this will make amends between what’s happened in the past couple of months.
A birthday getaway with Brad? We would forgive him for anything!
2012 – January 14 – ‘I had a complete meltdown’: Angelina Jolie tells of breaking down while making her directorial debut
Angelina Jolie may have just added another string to her bow, but the actress turned director was not always confident in her ability to make the transition.
She told fans on a live video web chat that she had a ‘complete meltdown’ while making her directorial debut, wartime film In the Land of Blood and Honey.
Jolie had to be comforted by partner Brad Pitt after collapsing in the shower in tears.
- Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt born August 5, 2001, in Cambodia adopted March 10, 2002, by Jolie adopted early 2006 by Pitt
- Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt born November 29, 2003, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam adopted March 15, 2007, by Jolie adopted February 21, 2008, by Pitt
- Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt born January 8, 2005, in Awasa, Ethiopia adopted July 6, 2005, by Jolie adopted early 2006 by Pitt
- Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt born May 27, 2006, in Swakopmund, Namibia
- Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt born July 12, 2008, in Nice, France
- Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt born July 12, 2008, in Nice, France
PARIS — – Angelina Jolie has left the building. Oh, and so have the twins.
Before dawn Saturday, the Hollywood superstar and her newborn twins left the French Riviera hospital where she gave birth a week ago, the hospital said in a statement.
“The mother and her babies are doing very well,” reported the Fondation Lenval hospital in the southern Mediterranean city of Nice.
Jolie slipped out at 4 a.m. Saturday with the twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, deftly evading most of the paparazzi who have followed the family for months in southern France, ever since Jolie arrived for the Cannes film festival in May. It was not clear if the twins’ father, actor Brad Pitt, was with them.
Jolie, 33, checked into the hospital on July 2 and delivered the babies by Caesarean section ten days later. Knox Leon weighed 5.03 pounds and Vivienne Marcheline 5 pounds.
Jolie’s obstetrician, Dr. Michel Sussmann, told reporters after the birth that the 44-year-old Pitt was at Jolie’s side during the delivery, which he said had been pushed up from its originally planned date “for medical reasons” so the babies could be born “in the best conditions.”
Angelina Jolie, actor and activist, 33
Some people go shopping – I cut myself (1995)
There’s something beautiful about them. I’ve collected weapons since I was a little girl (1998)
On reports of her kissing her brother on the mouth at the Academy awards
If I were sleeping with my brother, I’d tell people (2000)
On second husband Billy Bob Thornton
We’re never going to separate. We kinda signed our life away to each other, legally and with blood (2001)
My opinion of marriage comes from a very cynical place – do you want to kill your spouse? For me, that’s a serious question.