Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been open about Shiloh, their first biological child, being a tomboy. But rumors about the 9-year-old being transgender heated up after her hair was given a pixie cut.
Shiloh’s shorter hairstyle was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday with her Oscar-winning mother, 40, and siblings Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, and Zahara, 10. The family had just returned from a trip to Cambodia when the photos were snapped, In Touch Weekly reported Wednesday. (The actors' 7-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, apparently did not go on the vacation.) The publication noted that Shiloh, who reportedly likes to be called John, shares a striking resemblance to her father.
Jolie told Vanity Fair that Shiloh “wants to be a boy” in 2010, and the celebrity parents apparently consulted a gender identity specialist in September. They have not labeled her “transgender,” even though model Amber Rose once called Shiloh a “transkid.”
Pitt, 51, was worried if having two older brothers influenced her. "It's just the way Shiloh is, and there is nothing per se that they did wrong as parents,” an expert reportedly told him in September, according to Radar Online. “Brad was told Shiloh would have gravitated towards dressing as a boy, and being called John, even if her siblings were all girls.”
While promoting his new film, “By the Sea,” a romantic drama written and directed by and also starring Jolie, Pitt didn’t discuss Shiloh. Instead, he gushed about Jolie. "It's surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife," Pitt told V magazine Wednesday, according to "Entertainment Tonight." "She's decisive, incredibly intuitive, and might I say sexy at her post. I trust her with my life."
The actor added that he enjoys raising his kids with Jolie, whom he married a year ago. "At the end of the day, we get to be parents, greeting our lovely, crazy children and talking about their day, making sure they brush their teeth," he said.
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