Family is an integral part of anyone’s life as it validates our own existence. Our family is the people we love and the people who motivate us to do our best. Family has a direct influence on someone’s personality as we are constantly exposed to the people whom we are close with. They know deepest and darkest secrets and still love us. They have a say in all our decisions. So, in order to truly know someone, first you have to know all about the people they are close to. So, let’s meet the Brad Pitt Family Tree and see what they’re like.
Brad Pitt Family tree, Parents, Wife, Son, Siblings, Biography & More
Brad Pitt Family Tree
Brad Pitt has had a very successful career in the Hollywood industry so far and he is very grateful to his family for all their love and support. He is the second son of William Alvin Pitt who ran a successful trucking company. His mother was Jane Etta Pitt and she worked as a school counselor. Brad has a big brother named Doug and he is a successful business and a philanthropist. His currently single but he has two biological daughters, one biological son and three adopted sons with his ex wife Angelina Jolie.
Brad Pitt Ethnicity
The Hollywood celebrity Brad Pitt is of English, Scottish and Irish descent. His father had English and German ancestors while his mother had Scottish, Welsh and Irish ancestors. Brad Pitt has the most charming looks in the Hollywood industry and he was even dubbed as the “Sexiest Man Alive” by the People Magazine. It was all thanks to his genes that he inherited from his ancestors. None of Brad Pitt’s documented relatives have any Native American ancestors but he has some Swedish, Dutch and French DNA mixed as his ancestors lived all around Europe before moving to America.
Brad Pitt Parents
Brad Pitt Father’s Name:
The gentleman who fathered and raised America’s one of the sexiest man alive, was William Alvin Pitt. Mr. William used to run a trucking company and they lived in Shawnee, Oklahoma but soon moved to Springfield, Missouri. Brad Pitt always had a rebellious attitude towards his parents. The American sex symbol and a really successful Hollywood celebrity, Brad Pitt was raised by a conservative father who was very tough when it came to discipline and responsibility. Both of Brad Pitt’s parents were Southern Baptists and were really strict on the subject of religion. In his rebellious attitude towards his parents, Brad Pitt now claims to be oscillating between atheism and agnosticism. But he has admitted on many occasions that his religious views might just be the desire to rebel his tough childhood routines. But he also admits that it’s because of dad, William Alvin Pitt, that he is so disciplined and well organized. His dad taught him what a real man should and shouldn’t do and how to make yourself capable to hold on into the world on your own. In an interview, Brad Pitt revealed about his parents that,
“One thing my folks always stressed was being capable, doing things for yourself. (My father) was really big on integrity – and that informed a lot of what (we) try to do now.”
Brad Pitt Mother’s Name:
The Hollywood actor and media personality, Brad Pitt is really close with his proud mother named Jane Etta Pitt. Jane used to be a school counselor who guided hundreds of children to choose the right institute and the right discipline suited to their personalities. Brad Pitt’s mother is also a very religious person and she always preaches her son about the purpose of humanity and how to be a good person. She has a huge contribution in making Brad Pitt the generous and kind person that he is. But being a very strict religious person, some of her beliefs don’t match with the modern opinions of her own son. In 2012, Jane wrote an open letter to all the Christians that was published in the local Missouri newspaper. She received a huge backlash and plenty of death threats on social media over her Anti-Obama and Anti-Gay remarks. She wrote,
“Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.”
Brad Pitt Siblings
Brad Pitt Brother Doug Pitt:
His full name is Douglas Mitchell Pitt and the younger brother of the famous American actor is a very pragmatic and a successful business man. He is also an investor, philanthropist and an entrepreneur. He has held the position of the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania since April 2010. He was born on 2 November 1966 and he is 51 years old. In an interview with their sister, Julie Pitt told that,
“Doug was the wild, crazy one and Brad was a little more subdued. Then they switched. Brad just became the crazy one. Doug was a little more business-like.”
Having a brother who is years older than you and has a Net Worth of £185 million as a successful American actor, can be really tough. Many people try to make you a stepping stone in the way to reach the bigger brother. Many people have come to Dough’s office to pitch a new screenplay for his bigger brother. Dough Pitt is also the founder of ‘Care to Learn’ a charity organization which has helped poor and needy children over 350,000 times regarding health, hunger, hygiene and donations from a Backpack & a pencil box to the hearing aids that cost $3,000.
Brad Pitt Sister Julie Pitt Neal:
Generosity and philanthropy run through the blood of the Pitts family. Brad and Dough also have a 49 year old daughter named Julie Pitt and she is big on helping people make it in their lives and be healthy. She is a house wife who lives with her husband Rob in Missouri. Rob is an IT worker and the couple does everything in their ability to bring good to the worse part of the world. Just like her older brother, Julie has also adopted two sons from Ethiopia. She was already a mother of twin daughter named Rylie and Josie who are 21 years old and a son named Caleb who is 24 years old now. She adopted Caden when he was seven years old and Curz when he was six years old. She joined the organization called Glimmer Of Hope and travelled to Ethiopia. Julie documented her stay in Ethiopia on her blog called ‘Ethiopian Journies’. She raised $200,000 for her own charity called Dig Deep and used that money to build a well in the Chuko Wayama Village, the birth place of her younger adopted son.
Brad Pitt Relationships
Brad Pitt Ex Wife Jennifer Aniston:
Due to her role in the American sit com F.R.I.E.N.D.S Jennifer Aniston rose to popularity. She was dream girl for every guy in the 90s and every girl envied the ‘Rachel Hairstyle’ that Aniston was rocking for her role. Brad Pitt has also recently shot to general conscious of Hollywood as a true sex symbol and a remarkable actor. Their manager hooked them up on a blind date in 1998 and their story began. They came to be known as the Hollywood’s Golden Couple. They got engaged after two years of dating and tied the knot the same year in 2000. They moved into a 14,000 square foot mansion located in Beverly Hills and it was worth $1.7 million. They had it all; money, fame and fortune. But the couple started to fall apart after a number of baby rumors in 2004 claiming that Jennifer refused to have a baby as she wanted to focus on her career. Meanwhile, Brad was working with Angelina Jolie on his latest film Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and they both started an affair. The couple got divorced in 2005. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer said,
“A man divorcing would never be accused of choosing career over children. That really pissed me off. I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will! The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I’ve always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all.”
Brad Pitt Wife Angelina Jolie:
Brad Pitt met Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith while working together in 2004. Angelina Jolie’s relationship with Billy Bob Thornton had just ended and their divorce had been finalized in 2003. While Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were facing complications in their own relationship. The stars fell in love with each other and embarked on an affair in 2005. As soon as Brad Pitt’s marriage with Jennifer was finalized in 2005, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie became public and the media dubbed the new couple as Brangelina. Jennifer Anniston got all the bad press based on rumors while Brad and Angelina moved on quickly. In an interview, this is what Brad had to say about Angie,
“I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much. A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss. That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all . . . One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I’m so happy to have her.”
In 2006, Angelina got pregnant with her first biological child with Brad. The couple adopted two children from Veitnam in 2007 and in 2008, the couple was expecting again but this time it was twins. They finally got engaged in 2012 and got married in got married in 2014. But everything suddenly fell apart when Angelina removed her overies and fallopian tubes as she received disturbing results suggesting cancer. She filled divorce in September 2016 and pleaded for the full physical custody of her six children, adopted and biological. But before ending it completely, she tried everything to save it. They directed a movie together but that didn’t help. In Angelina’s own words,
“We had met working together and we worked together well…I wanted us to do some serious work together…I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate. In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn’t because of the film.”
Brad Pitt Children:
Brad Pitt Son Maddox:
The oldest son of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was born on 5 August 2001 and the 16 year old was born in Cambodia. His name is Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt and Angelina adopted him in 2003. She appealed to court to change his sir name from Jolie to Jolie-Pitt in 2005 when she was madly in love with Brad Pitt. Maddox was listed as the Executive Producer in the latest film First They Killed My Father directed by his mother.
Brad Pitt Son Pax:
The second son of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was born on 29 November 2003 and the name of the 14 year old is Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt. He was born in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam. Brad and Angelina adopted him when he was just 3 years old.
Brad Pitt Daughter Zahara:
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt was the first daughter that Brad and Angelina adopted from Ethiopia. She is 13 years old and was born on 8 January 2005 in Awasa, Ethiopia.
Brad Pitt Daughter Shiloh:
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is he first biological daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The couple was really excited for their new born and they travelled to Swakopmund, Namibia, a beautiful city to welcome their little angel in this world. Shiloh was born on 27 May 2006.
Brad Pitt Twins Vivienne & Knox:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie welcomed their daughter Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt and their son Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt as twins on 12 July 2008 in Nice, France. The twins are 9 years old and after the split of their parents, they follow their mum every where she goes.