Meet Twins Vivienne and Knox, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Youngest Kids Born a Minute Apart

In 2008, Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcomed not one but two bundles of joy into their lives.

In a truly magical moment at the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France, Jolie delivered fraternal twins via cesarean section,

introducing the world to son Knox Léon and daughter Vivienne Marcheline.

Born just a minute apart, these adorable additions marked the fifth and sixth entries into the Jolie-Pitt family, joining their older siblings, brothers Maddox and Pax, and sisters Zahara and Shiloh.

Angelina Jolie as she attends the screening of "Kung Fu Panda" at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15, 2008 | Source: Getty Images

The Joyous Arrival of the Jolie-Pitt Twins

Foregoing traditional pregnancy announcements, Jolie chose to flaunt her baby bump at the Independent Spirit Awards. Speculation about the couple expecting twins reached a fever pitch, eventually confirmed by an unintentional slip-of-the-tongue from co-star Jack Black.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 23, 2008 | Source: Getty Images

Undeterred by the unplanned revelation, the couple retained their relaxed demeanor, opting not to disclose the due date and keeping the genders of the twins a delightful mystery.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend "The Exchange" premiere during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 20, 2008 | Source: Getty Images

As the fateful day of the twins’ arrival approached, the couple’s joy was palpable. Dr. Michel Sussmann, the delivering obstetrician, recounted the lively atmosphere in the delivery room. Minutes away from the monumental moment, Jolie and Pitt were anything but nervous. “They were talking and laughing,” recalled Sussmann.

Knox Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt arrive at Haneda Airport on June 21, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. | Source: Getty Images

But when Knox made his grand entrance at 6:27 p.m., followed by Vivienne just a minute later, joyous laughter transitioned into tears of overwhelming happiness. Pitt, actively participating in the birth by cutting both babies’ umbilical cords, experienced a flood of emotion at the first cries of his newborns.

Knox Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt arrive at Haneda Airport on June 21, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. | Source: Getty Images

Three weeks after the birth, the Jolie-Pitt household gave the world a rare glimpse into their lives. Jolie candidly shared, “It is chaos, but we are managing it and having a wonderful time.” She also shared that the twins’ elder sisters, Zahara and Shiloh, had become dedicated helpers and were very involved in picking out clothes for the infants.

Forging Their Own Paths

The twins have grown up, each following their own path. In a 2016 interview, Jolie revealed that none of her children was interested in being an actor. She revealed that Knox was interested in learning sign language, while Vivienne wanted to learn Arabic.

Brad Pitt with three of his children, Pax, Knox and Vivienne arriving at Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo, Japan on July 28, 2013 | Source: Getty Images

While Vivienne, the youngest of the Jolie-Pitt clan, embraces the spotlight, her twin Knox, known for his voice role in “Kung Fu Panda 3,” maintains a lower profile. Jolie, expressing her desire for her children to be their own individuals, commends Knox’s distinctive choices, including a penchant for vintage fashion.

Brad Pitt at Narita International Airport with his son Knox Jolie-Pitt in Narita, Chiba, Japan on January 27, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

In an interview, Jolie provided insight into her parenting philosophy. While vintage shopping with Knox, she appreciated his unconventional style. Her desire for her children to embrace their individuality was evident, fostering a family culture of embracing the extraordinary and being authentic. Once, when Jolie made a joke to Knox asking him to pretend to be normal, his response was:

“Who wants to be normal? We’re not normal. Let’s never be normal.”

Brad Pitt with his son Knox Jolie-Pitt in New York City on December 4, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jolie shared that Vivienne had grown to become a compassionate animal lover and had experienced the loss of her bunny, who had died while undergoing surgery. In response, the family adopted two disabled bunnies.

Angelina Jolie and son Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt spotted on April 5, 2013 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Though Jolie had mentioned her children’s lack of interest in acting, it seems that Vivienne later changed her mind. As she grew, so did her interest in the world of entertainment.

Brad Pitt with his son Knox Jolie-Pitt in New York City on November 3, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

From Toddler Aurora to Broadway Star in the Making

Making her debut in “Maleficent” at the age of 4, Vivienne became a natural on set. However, her parents clarified that their goal was not to turn their children into actors. In an interview, Jolie revealed the behind-the-scenes story of Vivienne’s casting. She said:

“We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set but not to be actors. I think we would both prefer that they didn’t become actors.”

Angelina Jolie with her children, Maddox, Vivienne, Zahara, Shiloh, and Knox Jolie-Pitt at the premiere of Marvel Studios' "Eternals" in Hollywood, California on October 18, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Vivienne’s entry into the entertainment world was not planned. During the filming of “Maleficent,” they needed a 3 to 4-year-old girl to portray the toddler version of Aurora. But all 3- and 4-year-old actors were scared of Jolie’s claws, eyes, and horns and refused to be near her. This left them with no choice but to cast Vivienne, who was the right age for the role and wasn’t afraid of Jolie.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt during the UK premiere of "The Eternals" on October 27, 2021 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Vivienne’s journey into entertainment didn’t stop with “Maleficent.” An older Vivienne expressed a serious interest in theater and showed an eagerness to make a contribution. Reports revealed that Vivienne’s love for musical theater catalyzed Jolie’s decision to serve as an executive producer.

Angelina Jolie with her children, Shiloh, Zahara, Vivienne, Maddox and Knox Jolie-Pitt during the "The Eternals" UK premiere on October 27, 2021 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

An insider emphasized Jolie’s tradition of taking her daughter to shows since childhood, underscoring the genuine passion fueling their Broadway dreams. Jolie took on the role of lead producer for the musical adaptation of “The Outsiders,” inspired by S.E. Hinton’s novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic 1983 film, and Vivian has volunteered to be her assistant.

Angelina Jolie and her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt at Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo, Japan on July 28, 2013 | Source: Getty Images

The mother-daughter duo attended the world premiere of “The Outsiders” at La Jolla Playhouse, connecting with the author, S.E. Hinton. Vivienne’s genuine interest in theater and commitment to supporting other creatives stand out to her mother. Jolie, in a statement to People, praised her daughter:

“She’s very thoughtful and serious about theater and working hard to best understand how to contribute.”

Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt seen in New York City on September 14, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

August 2023 offered several glimpses into Jolie and Vivienne’s relationship. On more than one occasion, the two were spotted venturing into New York, bringing attention to Knox’s low-key existence. The mother-daughter duo, seen arriving for meetings related to their new Broadway show and running errands, highlighted a familial bond extending beyond the stage.

As Vivienne steps into the spotlight with her blossoming beauty, fans have been quick to shower her with admiration. One enthusiast gushes, “Vivi is turning into such a beautiful and thoughtful young woman. I’m so proud of her.” Another expresses simple adoration, stating, “Vivienne is adorable!”

Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt seen in New York City on February 25, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Particularly striking to many is Vivienne’s radiant smile, with one comment emphasizing, “Vivienne’s smile is very pretty. She looks so much like Brad.” The evolution of her resemblance to her father becomes a topic of discussion, with an observation that “she looks more like Brad, the older she gets.”

Shiloh and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt with Angelina Jolie in Rome, Italy on October 24, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

While acknowledging her connection to both parents, another fan adds a nuanced perspective, asserting, “She’s definitely momma’s girl, but I think she looks more like Brad than the other two biological kids.” The collective admiration from fans is a testament to Vivienne’s unique charm and the fascination with the Jolie-Pitt family’s remarkable genetics.

In a journey spanning fifteen years, the youngest of the Jolie-Pitt brood have navigated being born into the limelight and the pursuit of individual passions. Born just a minute apart, the twins have evolved into distinctive personalities, each uniquely contributing to the story of their extraordinary family.

Fan comment dated August 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

As Vivienne assists her mother on Broadway, Knox maintains a quieter presence, reflecting the family’s commitment to embracing uniqueness. In a world often defined by norms, the Jolie-Pitts, guided by Jolie’s philosophy, continue to celebrate the joy of being anything but “normal.”

Fan comment dated August 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Fan comment dated August 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Fan comment dated August 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Fan comment dated October 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Angelina Jolie and daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt seen in New York City on august 19, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

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