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Brad Pitt's Daughter Shiloh Files To Legally Drop His Last Name As She Turns 18

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By Favour Adegoke on May 30, 2024 at 6:40 PM EDT
Updated on May 31, 2024 at 1:54 AM EDT

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, has taken legal steps to drop her father's surname amid the nasty legal battle between both her parents.

Shiloh, who just turned 18, made the shocking move after two of her siblings, Zahara and Vivienne, chose to stop using their father's name. However, based on legal documents obtained by The Blast, Shiloh is the first to attempt to make it official.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been locked in a legal war over the sale of the actress' shares in their French winery, Château Miraval.

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Brad Pitt's Daughter Shiloh Is Dropping His Last Name Officially

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Shiloh is no longer interested in going by "Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt" and instead wants to be referred to as just "Shiloh Nouvel Jolie."

Shiloh ticked "personal" in the legal document as her reason for wanting to drop her father's last name.

Pitt and Jolie's daughter marked her 18th birthday this month. Reports claim that the birthday milestone presents an opportunity for the "Bullet Train" actor to try to mend their fractured relationship.

However, Shiloh's sudden legal move to drop her father's last name on her birthday, May 27 (when the document was filed), implies that she may want to cut all ties with Pitt.

The Hollywood star has had a very strained relationship with his children since his bitter split from Jolie.

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Brad Pitt Is Looking To Form A Bond With Shiloh As She Turns 18

Brad Pitt at the Premiers of "Bullet Train" in Los Angeles

Earlier reports from DailyMail indicated that an insider claimed that the "Maleficient" actress tried to undermine Pitt's bond with the kids since their contentious split in 2016 and has ensured that the children had "limited involvement" with their father.

"It is still that way with the underage ones, but with Shiloh, that is no longer Angie's choice," the insider shared. "If Shiloh chooses to have limited contact with her dad, that is her decision."

Now, a source close to Pitt revealed to the news outlet the actor is hopeful about rebuilding his connection with Shiloh now that she is legally an adult and can make her own choices regarding their relationship.

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"Now that Shiloh is 18, she can make up her own mind as far as how she wants her relationship with her father to develop," the insider explained.

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'Keeping Shiloh From Brad Is No Longer An Option For Angelina'

Angelina Jolie and her kids at The Eternals UK Gala Screening

The insider claimed that the "Fight Club" star would continue to love Shiloh "unconditionally," regardless of her choice.

"The difference between now and [a few] days ago [before her birthday] is that Shiloh makes the choice," they emphasized.

The source added that Pitt can now contact his daughter without facing repercussions from Jolie. "Everyone is confident that they will, in time, rekindle the bond that was broken by the divorce," the source noted. "Keeping Shiloh from Brad is no longer an option for Angelina."

Pitt has faced a strained dynamic with the six children Maddox, 22; Pax, 20; Zahara, 19; Shiloh, 18; and twins Vivienne and Knox, 15, he shares with ex-wife Jolie, since their contentious split in 2016.

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Brad Pitt Would 'Never Stand Down' And Prioritizes Being 'Available For His Kids'

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Another source told the DailyMail that Pitt would "never stand down" from his role as a father and would "always" be available if his children want to reach out to him. "That is just the maturity he has within himself, and the guy Brad is and always has been," they explained.

The insider added, "As the kids get older and can make more decisions for themselves if it is Shiloh or anyone else if those decisions pose a positive or negative outlook on the father he wants to be, he understands that they are adults and can decide what they want to do."

The source further emphasized that the "Troy" star prioritizes being there for his kids.

"Angie can make them think differently, but the truth is, Brad always wants them to know that he has their back," the source said, noting that the truth "always seems to find a way to find itself to the forefront."

"Brad never wants to regret it, so when he is 70, 80, or 90, he would always love to see his kids and have a relationship with them. He would love Shiloh to start making her own decisions and him to be in the mix for her future, so he just has to see what happens and hope for the best," the source added.

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Angelina Jolie Allegedly Encouraged 'The Children To Avoid Spending Time' With Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the red carpeet

In early May, court filings at the LA Superior Court alleged that Jolie attempted to drive a wedge between her estranged husband and their six children.

According to documents obtained by the news outlet, former British SAS soldier and ex-bodyguard Tony Webb claimed that his contractors informed him that Jolie was encouraging her children to avoid their father during her custody periods.

The court documents stated that Webb's colleague overheard the "Salt" actress "encouraging the children to avoid spending time with Pitt during custody visits."

This revelation emerged as the couple was nearing the end of their lengthy legal battle. Initially, the actor had sought a 50/50 custody arrangement. However, an insider disclosed that he was no longer contesting Jolie's primary physical custody of the children. Consequently, Jolie maintained primary physical custody, while Pitt had visitation rights.

This decision was influenced by the fact that most of their children had "aged out," leaving only their 15-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, still under 18.

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