Angelina Jolie is a single mom to six children, three of whom are adopted. She gave birth to Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox when she and Brad Pitt were married, and they raised all six kids together for a number of years. Sadly, Angelina filed for divorce in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. Shiloh was Angelina and Brad’s first biological child and she was born in 2006. She was only a child when it was revealed that she thought she was a boy and requested to be called by a boy’s name.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Daughter Shiloh Thought She Was a Boy
In 2008, Brad Pitt told Oprah Winfrey that Shiloh “only wants to be called John.” Or Peter. He attributed it to “a Peter Pan thing,” saying that every time someone tried to call her Shiloh, she corrected them, “John. I’m John.”
A Vanity Fair interview with Angelina in 2010 also indicated that Shiloh thought she was a boy. There were rumors that Shiloh dressed “like a little dude,” so the interviewer asked Angelina what was going on with her daughter.
“Shiloh, we feel, has Montenegro style,” Angelina said. “It’s how people dress there. She likes tracksuits, she likes [regular] suits. So it’s a suit with a tie and a jacket and slacks, or a tracksuit. She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
Angelina continued to defend Shiloh’s style in various other interviews. “I think she is fascinating, the choices she is making,” she told Reuters. “And I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting.”
She also said that children “should be allowed to express themselves” in whatever way they want “without anybody judging them,” adding that this is an important experience for their growth. Angelina also said that Shiloh just felt like she was one of her brothers (Maddox and Pax are older), which sparked her interest in acting like a boy.
The press couldn’t stop talking about whether Shiloh was being raised as a boy. This was before the transgender trend erupted into a mainstream conversation, but many people were concerned for Shiloh and whether she was being weirdly manipulated by her out-of-touch celebrity parents to act like she was a boy.
But in 2021, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, then 15, attended the Eternals premiere with her mom and she showed up wearing a brown, uneven hemmed dress with flats. She had her long hair pulled back—and she very clearly looked like a girl. There were a few other premieres during that time period that Shiloh attended, and at each of them she wore a dress and light makeup. It prompted many people to ask whether her thoughts of being a boy were a thing of the past.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Daughter Outgrew Her “Boy” Phase
Children have quite the imagination when they’re young, leaving them to think they’re a mermaid, a superhero, or even a different gender. But in pretty much every case, the kid grows out of this phase—and that seems to be exactly what Shiloh has done.
This is a development that nobody in the mainstream media wants to acknowledge. The press was all too quick to point out that Shiloh was dressing like a boy when she was young, but the fact that she looks and dresses like a normal girl is just proof that children will outgrow their “trans” phase if you simply allow them to.
Shiloh was given no hormone blockers or procedures to make her appear more like a boy. Even if her parents did allow her to dress like a boy when she was younger, they didn’t interfere with her natural growth process, and that’s why she ended up outgrowing her tomboy phase. She didn’t need to be called a boy’s name or have her breasts cut off as a teenager. She just needed to be a child, and many times children imagine wild things about themselves that they soon outgrow.
Shiloh’s story is an inconvenient one for trans activists, but it’s an example that should be highlighted to all parents whose children seem like they’re struggling with their “gender identity.”