Brad Pitt to adopt Jolie kids

12/02/2005 at 10:27 PM ET

Br53353 Brad Pitt’s publicist has confirmed that the actor is in the process of becoming the adoptive father of Maddox and Zahara Jolie. In court papers filed Friday, it was revealed that Brad and Angelina are petitioning the court to change the names of the children to Maddox Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt. Pitt’s publicist admits that they are "confirming that Brad Pitt is in the process of becoming the adoptive father of both children," but says that no further comment will be made on the matter.

Rumors are floating that the adoption is one of the first steps towards cementing the family – prenups have also apparently been drawn up for a future marriage between the pair.

Source: AP

Thanks to CBB reader Deanna and CBB contributor Christina for the initial rumored report!


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Jennifer on

Wow – I guess that’s good. I just keep thinking of how sad it is to look at this situation if you are in Jennifer Aniston’s shoes. Maybe I’m projecting, but if I were Aniston, I’d feel miserable to know that the man I was married to for 4 years just immediately went into another relationship and now is committing so thoroughly to Jolie and her family. Yeah, it’s obviously great for the kids to have another adult who loves and adores them as Pitt seems to by his involvement, but it just has a weird feeling about it to me in general given how things ended rather recently with Aniston. Well, who knows. Maybe everyone is better off in this new set-up. Hope everything works out. Nice to see he is committed to the children.

welkin on

i am very happy for the jolie-pitts. i hope they will be able to stay together and raise their children. i am also glad jennifer is happy and has moved on with someone else.

FC on

Everything else put aside, I am happy for them. I’m happy for Angie and Brad, but more so for the kids, because they’ll finally have a two-parent family unit–something every kid should be able to have.

I know this’ll make Brad’s day and maybe his life to legally become their father.

Anyway, congrats to them.

Jennifer on

I also meant to note too that I’m glad Pitt and Jolie aren’t hanging all over each other in public like Jolie did when she was with Billy Bob. This seems like a more adult relationship for her (in how she is publicly behaving at least).

Scarlett on

Angelina has changed so much since the Billy Bob days. She is like a completely different person. The way Angelina is about her kids she must be really serious about Brad if she is letting him adopt them. I bet they will be married soon. I wonder if Brad will ever have children of his own? It seems like such a waste for a drop dead beautiful man not to have ANY offspring! He and Angelina would probably make gorgeous kids!

cherylina on

I totally agree with Jennifer on this one.

Stacey on

Am I the only one totally creeped out by this?

They’ve been dating HOW long? I LOVE Brad Pitt, but seeing a man so…interested in someones children sets off alarm bells for me.

God knows the relationship won’t last, and there’s no way I’d give a man I’ve been dating for that short a time the ability to adopt my children. Because when they break up, he has the right to visitation and what not.

I don’t know, everyone I talk to feels the same way. It’s just…..very weird.

I hope it works out, but….meh.

DJ on

No Stacey, you are not alone in your thinking. I agree with everything you said. I think they are moving just a bit to fast, and in the end the kids are going to end up being bounced back and forth. I know that happens all of the time when parents separate/divorce, but this just seems like they are begging for trouble. I guess only time will tell though.

Chiara on

I think these two are genetically obligated to breed.

Courtney on

I guess if I dont have anything nice to say I better not say anything at all…..

I just think this whole thing is very, very wrong….the whole marriage cough*wrecking*cough, the dating denials, and now the quickie adoption

brave on

Congrats to Brad and his soon to be children! Looks like this step is part of their personal plans to be a family. I once read an interview in which Angelina Jolie said she wouldn’t let every man she dated meet her son, that she had to be serious about him. It’s nice to see people with fame and fortune going beyond their own mansions and Birken bags to have a positive social impact on the world.

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