Angelina Jolie has not adopted more kids, despite a report a year ago that falsely claimed she was adding more children to her family of six. Gossip Cop busted the story 365 days ago. Now the passage of time has shown our reporting was correct.
On June 9, 2017, we called out the National Enquirer for wrongly claiming Jolie was giving estranged husband Brad Pitt the â€śultimate brush-offâ€ť by â€śexpanding her brood without him.â€ť The narrative was concocted after the Oscar winner and some of her kids were seen with â€śseveral unidentified children of Asian descentâ€ť at the La Brea Tar Pits. The outing led the supermarket tabloid to speculate that she planned to â€śgrow her family without Brad.â€ť
â€śAngieâ€™s moving on with her life, and sheâ€™s encouraging the kids to do the same,â€ť a so-called â€śinsiderâ€ť was quoted as saying. But the magazine had no proof that Jolie was indeed adopting again, and it only jumped to that conclusion, somewhat offensively, because she was seen with â€śchildren of Asian descent.â€ť This was an inaccurate assumption.
As Gossip Cop pointed out back then, and as widely reported by reputable media outlets, the children with Jolie were daughter Shilohâ€™s friends from Cambodia, who came to America to help her celebrate her 11th birthday. The tween wanted to show her pals different aspects of American life, which included not just the trip to the La Brea Tar Pits, but also a visit to Disneyland. This wasnâ€™t a permanent move or a sign that they were officially joining the Jolie family. It was simply a U.S. vacation.
Significantly, Jolie hasnâ€™t been seen with the group of Cambodian kids since then, which is evidence that she didnâ€™t adopt them. In the last 365 days, she hasnâ€™t adopted any other children, either. The star is still just a mom to three girls and three boys, and all six kids are currently with Jolie as she films Maleficent 2 in London. And while itâ€™s certainly possible she could decide to add to their family in the future, particularly once her divorce from Pitt is finalized, itâ€™s abundantly clear the National Enquirer was entirely wrong when it claimed Jolie was adopting a year ago.
Of course, thatâ€™s not the only misinformation the tabloid has spread about the actress over the last year. This past September, for example, the magazine laughably claimed Jolie was wearing a special ring in hopes of getting Pittâ€™s attention and winning him back, even though she was the one who filed for divorce in the first place. As we were told then, the story was â€śnonsense,â€ť and thatâ€™s still the case today. Neither Pitt nor Jolie has any interest in reconciling, which is why theyâ€™re still negotiating a divorce settlement. Itâ€™s obvious the outletâ€™s reporting doesnâ€™t reconcile with the facts.
Miller, Mike. â€śAngelina Jolie Celebrates Daughter Shiloh’s Birthday at Disneyland with Cambodian Friends: ‘She Wants to Show Them America’.â€ť People, 26 May 2017.
Russian, Ale. â€śAngelina Jolie Films Maleficent 2 in London – with All Six Kids Going to School on Set!â€ť People, 31 May 2018.
Shuster, Andrew. â€śAngelina Jolie Did NOT Adopt More Kids Without Brad Pitt, Despite Fake News.â€ť Gossip Cop, 9 June 2017.
Nicol, Holly. â€śAngelina Jolie Wearing Ring From Brad Pitt To Get Him Back?â€ť Gossip Cop, 17 Sept. 2017.
Walters, Mike, and Gary Trock. â€śBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Still Working Out Divorce Settlement.â€ť The Blast, 7 Feb. 2018.