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Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is Suffering Amid Her Parents’ Ugly Divorce

Dealing with parental divorce is one of the most difficult challenges that a child can face. And when your parents happen to be two of the most famous people on the planet, the divorce brings many more layers of difficulty. That’s why no one envies the children of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have had to endure the tumult and tribulations of their parents’ very publicized and talked about divorce. And while it has surely affected all of their children, today we’re going to be talking about their daughter Shiloh. Now 16 years old, Shiloh has found herself caught in the middle of the divorce, as she has attempted to not take sides, and continue a relationship with both parents. But that’s an incredibly challenging thing to do when there’s acrimony between the parents, and even charges of physical abuse. Join Facts Verse as we look into this troubling situation, and present: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is Suffering Amid Her Parents’ Ugly Divorce.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was born in 2006, while her parents were visiting Namibia. Given that her parents were two of the biggest Hollywood stars on the planet, there was a ton of intruige and interest regarding her birth. But Jolie and Pitt sought privacy and refuge from the hounding press by visiting the African country for the birth. But even though they managed to find some privacy during the labor and birth, the world was scrambling to find out as much as they could about the child. Shiloh has grown up in the spotlight, though her parents have tried to shield her from the scrutinous eyes of the tabloids and the world as much as they are able to. It’s been 16 years since that notable birth in Namibia, and Shiloh is rapidly approaching adulthood. It’s been speculated (and revealed by an unnamed source to OK! Magazine, that Shiloh is getting closer to a point where she wants her feelings about Angelina and Brad’s brutal break up to be made public. This would certainly bring an interesting new twist to the divorce that has taken more than 6 years to date, and has included some pretty dubious incidents. The world is certainly hoping to hear what their eldest biological daughter has to say about the issue.

Shiloh’s Neutrality

While there can often be a ‘taking sides’ in a divorce, Shiloh has reportedly tried to remain as neutral as possible. She’s tried to retain a positive relationship with both Brad and Angelina. It’s been reported that most of the Jolie-Pitt clan have decided to take Angelina’s side in the divorce. This was perhaps made an easier decision when you take Brad’s apparent misbehavior towards the kids into account. More on that in a minute. Apparently Maddox, Pax, and Zahara have all gravitated towards Angelina, and don’t see the situation as being all that two-sided. Shiloh, on the other hand, has tried to remain as neutral as she can. She loves both parents intensely, and has tried to remain a peacekeeper in the family. The source told OK! that she harbors a undying hope that her parents will be able to put aside their differences and get back together. And barring that, she at least wants to make the situation more calm and peaceful for everyone. She apparently likes to remind both parents of the good times they shared in the past, because it is intensely hard for her to see them treating each other terribly.

Shiloh in Public Vs In Private

Some in the press have speculated that Shiloh actually sides with her mom, because she’s been spotted out with her in public. She’s gone to some red carpet events with Angelina, and she is often seen shopping with her mom and her sister Zahara. But of course, going shopping and supporting her mom’s movies are certainly not an indicator that Shiloh has chosen her side over Brads. In fact, the source claims that Brad and Shiloh are as close as ever. Shiloh has had a close bond with her father since she was a baby, and the fact that her parents are splitting hasn’t meant that the bond is severed.

Reportedly in private, she’s tried to be a calming presence for the family. She is aware that Angelina is a very emotional person, who can be volatile. So she tries to helped calm Angelina’s nerves when she senses that things are bad for her mom. And at the same time, she’s tried to make sure that, even during divorce proceedings, Brad treats Angelina with respect and with a gentle touch. So clearly Shiloh is making every effort to keep things civil between the two, and for their family. And the source admits that while Shiloh might wish her parents would ultimately reconcile and get back together, she’s also a realist. Based on how tough the past six years have been, she realizes that there’s not really any chance of that happening. As such, she’s put her focus on getting both sides to always keep in mind that their actions have an effect on the whole family, and that they should try to put down their weapons and negotiate peacefully.

Brad and Angelina’s crumbling relationship

While Brad and Angelina no doubt had plenty of incredible times during the course of their 14-year relationship, they also experienced a lot of friction and drama. One instance that has gone public, and perhaps can come to seem emblematic of their issues, was the one that happened on their private plane. According to a domestic abuse claim that Angelina filed in March of 2021, Pitt became abusive during a flight with the family. She claims that he grabbed her head and shook her. When two of his kids jumped up to defend their mother, he reportedly choked one of them, and hit another. He then poured wine on the children, and beer on Angelina. In her telling of the incident to FBI agenst in the next days, Angelina claimed she’d seen Pitt drinking on the flight, though he didn’t seem fully intoxicated. The FBI also took photos of Jolie which showed that she had a bruised elbow and a rug-burn style mark on her hand.  The incident only came to light because Angelina felt it was necessary to include it in court documents during their battle over a winery they owned. Otherwise it likely would have only been known to the FB agents investigating it. Pitt was later cleared of wrongdoing by the FBI. But at the same time, Jolie claimed to be scared for her family before the split, and she has since claimed to have “proof and authority” that Pitt was a domestic abuser.

As for Shiloh, these claims and actions have undoubtedly been difficult to deal with, let alone face in the public sphere. But at the same time, she understands that despite potentially bad behavior on her dad’s part, she doesn’t consider him a monster. And she has reportedly encouraged her siblings to think about him in the same way. A source close to the family pointed out that Shiloh knows that Pitt has always been there for his kids, and that it’s important to Shiloh that her dad not be thought of as a criminal.

Apparently some of the kids, namely Pax and Maddox, haven’t responded positively to Shiloh’s wishes though. They still are hurt by Pitt’s behavior, and seem to be firmly in their mother’s camp. But at the same time, Zahara is reportedly taking Shiloh’s pleas to heart, and has been slowly allowing herself to forgive her father. And Vivienne and Knox, two of the other Jolie-Pitt children, have also been asking to see more of Brad, suggesting they might be taking Shiloh’s wishes to heart as well.

Shiloh is growing up!

With how famous her family is, and the crazy drama going on with them, it’s easy to forget that Shiloh is simply a 16-year-old girl. As such, she’s going through some of the usual trials and tribulations of being a teen. For one, she has started hanging out with boys and going out. And like all good parents, Pitt and Jolie have their reservations about how much they should allow her to do. But reportedly Angelina is more encouraging of Shiloh’s desire to do more grown up activity. Brad, on the other hand, has apparently requested that Shiloh wait until she’s 18 to start dating. He also thinks that Shiloh should have a chaperone with her at all times until she reaches adulthood. And that’s something Angelina finds quite silly and unnecessary. She feels Pitt is being reactionary and overbearing. At the same time, Shiloh is doing her part to reassure her famous folks that she’s capable of making smart deciions. And considering the sometimes childish behavior she sees from her fighting parents, she apparently often feels like she’s the parents, and they are the children.

It is surely a difficult time for all of the kids from the Jolie-Pitt brood. Going through a divorce is difficult even in the most amicable of situations. But when things are contested and people are angry, it can be much worse. And when you add to that the fact that the Pitt/Jolie divorce is something that’s been plastered on the cover of tabloids and all over the internet for six years and counting, it must be incredible taxing on the kids. Hopefully Shiloh’s influence will shine through, and her two parents will be able to settle things peacefully. It certainly seems to be working, at least with some of the kids. So maybe her influence will extend to her parents too!

Now it’s time to hear from you. Did you know that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has been trying to keep the peace during her parents’ acrimonious divorce? Let us know in the comments section below!

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