Shiloh Jolie-Pitt files to change name on 18th birthday

The daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has filed paperwork to legally change her name.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt submitted the petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court on 27 May, the day she turned 18, to change her name to Shiloh Jolie, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Shiloh, who performs as a voice actor in the film Kung Fu Panda 3, is the third-eldest of the former couple’s six children.

She is the first to file a petition for a legal name change, but some of the others have dropped the public use of their father’s last name in recent years, the paper added.

The siblings also include Maddox, Pax, Zahara and twins Knox and Vivienne.

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Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016, but the details of the divorce have not yet been finalised.

The actors, who married in August 2014, have filed lawsuits against each other in recent years stemming from disagreements over their shared business ventures and property, including a winery in France.

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Jolie accused Pitt of being “emotionally and physically abusive” towards the actress and her children, according to court filings from October 2022.

She claimed a series of violent incidents took place during a plane journey in September 2016, which ultimately led to her filing for divorce.

The allegations, which Pitt strongly denied at the time, were originally made during a custody battle but emerged in a cross-complaint by Jolie as part of the former couple’s ongoing legal dispute.

While the claims were made at the time of the divorce, they were contained in a redacted FBI report.

At the time a representative for Pitt, who was not authorised to speak publicly, strongly denied Jolie’s allegations and called them “another rehash that only harms the family”.

A judge gave Pitt 50-50 custody of the children after a closed-door trial in which the allegations were aired, but an appeals court subsequently disqualified the private judge for not disclosing possible conflicts of interest after a motion from Jolie, nullifying the decision.

Their divorce case has not yet been finalised and custody and financial issues remain unresolved.

Source : Sky News