Brad Pitt Watches Angelina Jolie Adopt Baby

July 7th, 2005 // 26 Comments

Because watching is so much fun? Maybe it’s too soon in their “relationship” to adopt a child together? Janice Min is lucky she re-signed her contract recently?

I’m sure Bonnie Fuller is enjoying this.

“In some early editions of the July 18 issue, Us Weekly inaccurately reported that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were adopting a baby boy together. Her new daughter is, in fact, a girl, and while Pitt was present when Jolie signed the adoption papers, he himself was not a party to the adoption. As the magazine went to press on the night of July 4th our reporters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia were continuing to report out the story. By the following morning we learned that we had made these errors and stopped the print run in order to correct the story. However not all issues were corrected in time.”

Oops. Would have been a nice scoop though.

Jolie visited the Horn of Africa nation last week to file her adoption request, accompanied by Pitt and her 3-year-old son, Maddox, whom she adopted in Cambodia, an official said Wednesday. “The paperwork has gone through. Miss Angelina’s request was accepted last week,” Hadosh Halefom, head of the country’s state-run adoption agency, told The Associated Press. The child “is less than a year old,” Hadosh said, refusing to elaborate. The actress filed her request through a private adoption agency. “If people’s paperwork is in order, it can take only two days to finalize everything,” Hadosh said.

In a posting on People magazine’s Web site, Jolie is quoted as saying the child’s name is Zahara Marley Jolie and that she and Maddox are “very happy to have a new addition to our family.”

Zarah Marley? Mmm.

Celebrity Reporting: Continuing to Be Harder Than You’d Think [Gawker]
Angelina Jolie Adopting Ethiopian Girl [AP]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. Candy

    Angie is wonderful. It’s not every day that you see anyone adopt an AIDS oprhan and her being brave enough to do so speaks volumes about her. I used to love her as a movie star before mostly because of her beauty but now its more than that. I truly respect her. She is a real gem.

  2. sophian

    “they are adopting”? – pathetic. same with those claims she’s pregnant. or, for that matter with all those quotes of Angie saying things like “Brad is a married man” (yes he still is). for me it’s just another good-looking, wealthy and spoilt woman, who can afford anything she wants, being it shopping for good-looking babies on exotic trips or for married men at work. whatever suits her, as long as it looks good and doesn’t do any damage to the most precious thing in her life – her vagina.

  3. amy

    I know this is probably a stupid question, but does the baby have AIDS?

  4. Kim

    I’m thinking that the baby is orphaned by aids but doesnt have it, I dont really know though I was wondering that myself. Oh and for sophian spoilt is not a word.

  5. starrzz

    I think an aids orphan is one who had parents but they died because the parents had aids, I don’t believe the baby has aids.
    And as for the second comment, it is jsut plain ignorant. Seriously if she wanted to adopt babies because she is rich, what is hte point to that?
    She seems to care fully about everything she does, you are just jealous and hateful sophian

  6. Megan

    Amy: No, I don’t think the baby has AIDS, it means her parents died of AIDS.
    Sophian: In Angelina’s defense, I seriously doubt that ‘doing any damage to her vagina’ is a concern of hers. The main point here is that not many high profile stars like Angelina adopt children from under developed countries. Her act actually helps people to take notice of Cambodia and Ethiopia. I applaud her for not actually bringing her own children into the world.

  7. bangelina

    well, Nicole and Tom adopted their children (one of them black), does it make them look better people to you? does it make you send your money to Africa? and, you mean as long as she keeps adopting it’s ok for her to be heartless in other areas?

  8. Bedstuy

    FYI folks–Even though I don’t think it should be discussed. If the parents DIED of AIDS so soon after the child’s birth, then they were more than likely infected before/during pregnancy. I am assuming that they were not rich so the mother was probably not getting pumped full of anti-viral meds during the pregnancy.(I am not even sure if that works-although I think after the birth they can give the baby meds) So, the baby is probably HIV positive. However, I can’t imagine any starlette being that open to adopting a sick child with HIV no less. I hope that the baby is not simply because now the world knows and people are beyond cruel.

  9. ilostmyshoe

    I can’t.

    I just can’t.

    First Tom & Katie, then Paris squared and now this.

    I’m heading to Barnes & Noble to buy a book to read. I can’t take this anymore.

  10. jolie lover

    I dont think the child is HIV positive.

    To those who are making negative comments about Jolie’s intentions and then bringing her own personal life in just so you can attack her – I think it’s very childish and not to say hateful, and low. Despite what you want to say, I HIGHLY doubt that any of you here would adopt any kid or even donate money to anywhere anyone if you had millions. Adopting a child is not a trend, it isn’t like carrying a small dog as an accessory, it’s raising another human being even when the camera is not on. Yes, Jolie is rich but do you see Paris Hilton doing anything good with her fortune? Or J.Lo? Or Britney? I doubt Jolie is adopting to impress you ignorant ppl. Remember, when she first adopted Maddox, she was only a few years older than the Paris Hilton now.

    This girl is an angel and the world should have more ppl like her.

  11. mimi

    and what would she adopt a HIV posivite child for, right jolie lover?

    stop talking about Angelina like she f***ing invented celebrity adoption. she did not. for all we know she might as well sleep with the kid once it grows up. we saw her passionately kiss her own brother, didn’t we? or take the advantage of the effect she has on (married) men. that woman has no rules. apparently pretty people get away with more, though.

  12. starrzz

    Geez everyone, how about thinking how great this kids life is going to be now? Even if Jolie wasn’t rich, this child has a home and a family, is that not something to be glad about?
    Stop thinking about Jolie as a celeb, but as a person, they are all people, just with more money, so get over it and realize that she just did an awesome thing

  13. morty tort

    It’s only an “awesome thing” if the press release gets out on time. AJ is an exhibitionist and it’s too bad it carries over into her kids’ lives. I would have more respect for her as a person had she adopted quietly and not worked that Mother Jolie thing. But whatever, she can do what she likes.

    Another thing – Brad Pitt is a goon. Does he ever close his mouth?

  14. Angelika

    One way or the other, to me it is OUTSTANDING that anyone that has the International Spotlight direct it into areas of the world that are so tragically devoid of the attendion they need~
    GO, Bradgelina!!!

  15. hangpangetnghibang

    it’s really sad that one woman does this noble thing (yes it’s noble to adopt whether or not a celebrity does it) and she still gets bashed for it! i’m glad angelina doesn’t care what people say about her.

  16. Bradgelina fan

    I’ve read that the child has been tested and is HIV negative, not that that should matter. I applaud Brad and Angelina on their humanitarian efforts, and if anything, it’s made me take a step back and look at my own purpose for living. We were commanded to love our neighbors, and sadly, not too many people even think about their neighbors, let alone love them. If we simply learn to love everyone, from all walks of live, from all over the world, the world would be a much better place. I’m so happy to hear about any celebrity taking a stand to better our world because so many are caught up in partying, drugs, designer clothes, and worrying about out-shining the next person. As for, Jennifer and Brad, I was devastated when they split as they were my favorite couple in Hollywood. Their split hit hard, but I understand that they are normal people like anyone else, and no single person or relationship can be perfect. I wish them both the best in whatever their future holds.

  17. jules

    There are three orphanages in Ethiopia that can send children to American parents, and they do not put HIV+ children up for adoption. The child may seroconvert later, depending on the circumstances surrounding her birth, but she almost assuredly is not HIV+ now.

    Regardless of the publicity involved or the clothes her children wear, I doubt that Angelina Jolie does humanitarian work to further her career or to find sexual partners–her looks pretty much guarantee that she can have both without the effort of traveling to countries with poor infrastructure and adopting their orphans. I cannot say anything about Jolie’s skills as a parent, but even a child left in the care of a well-paid but child-averse assistant is far better off than a child left starving to prostitute herself on the streets of Addis Ababa–that is the future for many AIDS orphans.

    Incidentally, Kim, “spoilt” absolutely is a word.

  18. Mel

    I don’t give a sh*t about her personal relationships. Who really cares what she does in bed, or who she likes to kiss? It’s none of anybody’s business anyway. I personally admire her recent service with the UN, and I wish that I could have the experiences that she is having now. She appears to not need attention the way she used to, and I like the way she has directed the media away from her self tried to focus it on the things that are really important. So she has a crazy past. It really doesn’t matter. She appears to be learning and growing just like all of us are. If I feel anything, it is envy at the fact that she is able to travel so much and see so many things. If I had the money and ability to be a goodwill ambassador, I would do the exact same thing. And I would absolutely adopt as many children as I could afford from as many places as I possibly could.

  19. Gail

    Reports have stated (since her week long hospital stay) that the baby is NOT infected by the disease.

    The chances of passing HIV to your baby before or during birth are about one in four, or 25 percent, for each pregnancy.

  20. Meg

    I think that when a mother has aids there is still a 50% chance of the child being born healthy. Also some countries have rules against adopting out sick/disfigured and disabled children. I know that china has a policy for “export quality’ orphans.

    When you get down to it, it is vanity that makes us choose having “genetic” children over adopting children, particuarly children of other races. If any woman doesn’t want to go through the process of conception, pregnancy and birth she shouldn’t be excluded from parent hood. Particuarly when there are millions of orphans living in squallor.

    Adoption isn’t that expensive compared to infertility treatment and it is certainly morally superior. That said, I don’t know that I would be able to put my ego aside and have a family of adopted children. I take my hat off to anyone who can offer a child a safe and supportive home, whether adopted or not.

  21. cathy

    i would say that angelina is a wonderful woman. brad pitt is so lucky to have her. even with her bad image from her past. she did able to shine. with jennifer aniston she’s a hottie too but she’s very selfish. brad jen are married for a long time and why can’t she give him a child. because of her career? she’s only thinking for her future but not the future of both. sorry for you jen. you just ruin your marriage with brad happy for angelina…. for brad and angelina goodluck and kkeep up helping people who are very desperately in need.

  22. Yasmine

    I personally am not a huge Angelina Jolie fan, but have to applaud her as well for adopting a child as a single mother from a developping country. She has the funds and the “power” to give this child a better future than many of other adopted kids could ever have. Lets be honest though, it does not make her a Samaritan. Many people or even single mothers would love to adopt, but they would never get approved because of their status. Then I dont think she really tried to get this entire adoption process in the spotlight. With her being a celebrity and the Brangelina mystery still not fully uncovered, she automatically is in the spotlight anyways. The Press needs input and they would have found it regardless!
    The comment about Jennifer Aniston being selfish I have to criticize. We dont know the truth, we do not know why they ended up splitting and how come they did not have any children yet, but there is many more factors one should think about before putting a child on this planet, than simply your career. Well anyways, it doesnt matter how and why they split, what Brad and Angelina are doing is pathetic in my eyes. She kept emphasizing there is nothing going on between them and she would not mess with a married men, but truth is it probably was a challenge to her and Brad fell right into her trap. In her Social life Angelina does indeed not know any rules or tabus, she ll get what she wants or feels like having without caring if anybody gets hurts in the process. Even if it was Jennifers fault that her and her husband are getting divorced, no woman deserves to be humiliated by seeing all the reports and pictures! Especially the W Magazine shoot was unjustifiable! So low class really! but hey i am getting off the topic here, so yes props to her for adopting and contempt for being the Black Widow.

  23. tristan

    jen and brad broke their marriage up. their differences broke them up! stop blaming angelina! if what jen and brad had was as solid as can be, nothing and no one could’ve broken their relationship.

  24. lazarati

    YOU PEOPLE who continually rave on about poor Jennifer! need to look out side your small SHELL! Jen had 7 years!!! to give brad what he wanted! brad had everything he wanted he was rich.. a successful movie star, he had the looks, and you name it! he had it.. the only thing he didn’t have was a wife who was willing to give him the children he wanted!!! time and time again Jen made plans to have them.. and time and time again she put her career before brad and what he wanted.. over and over again i would read such stories in different magazines about Brad wanting children, but Jen changing her mind and opting for money and fame.. brad is not getting any younger and the poor guy wants a family.. Angelina Jolie will give brad what he wants and will still have a good movie career and make movies, Jen will never be a great movie star, as brad and Angelina Jolie are ANYWAY! don’t get me wrong Jen is a beautiful talented woman.. but shes no Angelina Jolie in looks wise or compassion towards other human beings.. Jens just a vindictive small time sitcom actor! who is playing on everybody as the victim.. IT WAS JEN WHO FILED FOR DIVORCE! not brad.. brad had not even done anything with Angelina prior to his split with poor, poor, Jennifer! BUT JEN POOR LITTLE JEN OPENLY SAID ON OPRAH WINFREY SHE HAD SOMETHING GOING ON WITH VINCE VAUGHN! while they were together but didn’t want to say anything on that fact, as not to hurt brads FEELINGS! i tell you right now if brad had stayed with Jen he would have stayed a fatherless man for a very long time! which would have made him very unhappy! and i dare to say brought about there split wether Angelina Jolie was there or not! so get over it people! the more i hear about Jen carrying on like a victim, and people feeling sorry for her.. then the media playing on that for a story! the more I’m getting sick of Jennifer Anniston! and i can honestly say I’m getting sick of looking at her.. and seeing people compare her and Angelina! Jens the only one out of the two who has had her nose cut off to make it shorter, Angelina is naturally beautiful and has had no such procedures! although others will try to make you believe other wise with no actually facts! just hatred for Angelina or jealousy! you all need to understand brad wants a family Jen wants what brad and Angelina has! a big movie profile! and stardom! Jen would never have given brad a family in this decade!! Angelina will! and has already got a few adopted kids, so in that gives brad a child he wants to father, and she can still make movies.. all you Jen fans are just falling in to Jens sympathy attempts to get attention, lets face it brad could do better and he did! i don’t know of many who wouldn’t be vindictive and cry out for attention to feel good about your self again if that happened to you either.. Angelina and Brad are alright, and good on them, i wish them both good luck! and all the best.

  25. lazarati

    Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:08 am Post subject: 6 steps to being a Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hater!

    To be a Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hater it takes very good evasive answers as well as the ability to look your way around any type of fact.

    Firstly! Always ask for the actual article to prove the statements were made.

    Secondly when they can’t produce such items, put it down to them making it up and talking rubbish, then get all the other haters in on it, to back you up. then follow that up with more hateful comments on that particular conversation at that time.

    Step 3: If the articles of proof are produced, you must strongly denounce all Articles as being fraudulent and unreliable, Never let any positive facts go unchallenged make sure they are undermined and scoffed at. make things up its easy. Even if the facts are from the horses mouth, just deny it, no one can prove you wrong.

    Step 4: Always think the worst in a photo, or point of view from another. never give their positive thoughts a chance. if they start getting in to facts, just call them names, and start ignoring what their saying.

    Step 5: When looking at photo’s always give it a story behind it, maybe the way their eyes looked, or the facial expression at the time, always use that and assume the worse, with thoughts of what they are thinking, or why that look is on their face, make it up as much as you can, and as bad as you can, if you are a true Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hater! you will love seeing it! and help your fellow haters by reassuring its authenticity, by adding your agreement, and your own additional negative opinion on top, just to get the ball rolling a bit more.

    Step 6: When threatened by other’s who make valid arguments, that make it near impossible to argue with, ignore them, then make up stories about them! use their nicks throw in some ugly photo you found on the net and post it! then claim it to be that user for all to see, that’s it, you have to hate them too because they are the enemy! do what ever is necessary no matter how low or dirty it is!! because we are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt haters!!! the best of the best! at hating all things great and small! we are an eleet group who savage and maim, nothing can stand in our way because we are what hate is!
    I wrote this post as a bit of a stir, and posted it, After running in to many nasty user’s on a forum i came across “Femalefirst”, after arguing with them about what’s right or wrong, and what’s truth or lie’s to no end, then reading the hateful posts wishing death and AIDS to Angelina’s children, and Jolie her self, including Brad. with endless lie’s, and made up stories from the haters towards Angelina and Brad. Reading countless article’s of the facts my self. which were definitely not anything they were posting, to which they clearly didn’t want to know the facts, and found something nasty in everything good about Brad and Jolie, i thought it only fitting to write down what they are doing, and how they do it, from what i saw, if you wish to show your support and stop the awful hateful posts about Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt, which are uncalled for! join this link and post your say about it Or visit other forums who are having the same nasty user problems, give them hell! stamp out the hate and lie’s!

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