Vivienne Jolie-Pitt Is 11 And Doesn't Look Like This Any More

When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce was announced in 2016, fans were surprised and maybe even a little heartbroken. While the A-list couple is no longer together, Jolie and Pitt built quite the family during their lengthy relationship. They have six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox. All of the Jolie-Pitt kids are growing up in the spotlight, but that's especially true for the two youngest: twins Vivienne and Knox.

Jolie adopted Maddox, Pax, and Zahara. She gave birth to Vivienne and Knox in July 2008 in a hospital in Nice, France, per People. The doctor who delivered the babies told the magazine, "The emotion was very strong" when Pitt heard his kids cry for the first time. Vivienne's middle name, Marcheline, is a tribute to Jolie's late mother. "When [she] passed, I realized that somebody who lives life with that kind of dedication to family is the most noble," Jolie said, per People.

Time flies and the twins are already 11 years old. Keep reading to see just how much Vivienne has grown up over the years.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt already made her acting debut

Little Vivienne made her acting debut alongside her mom, Angelia Jolie, in 2014's MaleficentVivienne plays a young Aurora, and the backstory is too funny. Jolie told Entertainment Weekly in March of that year: "We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not our goal for Brad and I at all. But the other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn't come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn't afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv."

When asked if she thinks any of her other kids will pursue acting, Jolie joked (via Flicks and the City,) "Oh god, I hope not." She explained, "We never have intended, and we still don't, to put our children in film and encourage them to be actors. We encourage them to be happy in whatever they wish to be." She added of Vivienne, "Like anybody, it's our little girl, so we see her and she's just silly and sweet and the idea that she's in a movie is still kind of funny to her mom and dad." 

While Jolie and Brad Pitt may be megastars, there's definitely an endearing dose of humility in their surprise at seeing their kid on the big screen.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is learning to speak another language

In addition to testing her acting chops, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is honing other skills, including learning Arabic. "All the kids are learning different languages," Angelina Jolie told BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour (per Vanity Fair) in June 2016. "I asked them what languages they wanted to learn." As for Viv's siblings, Shiloh is learning a Cambodian language called Khmer, Pax is learning Vietnamese, Maddox took German and Russian, Zahara is learning French, and Knox is learning sign language.

The Jolie-Pitt kids are also home-schooled and a source told InTouch, "Because they're homeschooled, they've formed an unbreakable bond. They really rely on each other." Even though Maddox has since started college in South Korea, all of his siblings reportedly went to the airport to say goodbye. Proud mom Jolie told Entertainment Tonight in August 2019, "When you know that your kids love each other and you see the way they all, without any kind of prompting or pushing, give each other notes, hug each other, take each other, support each other, then you feel like they're gonna be okay and they're always gonna have each other."

Angelina Jolie wants her kids to 'find themselves'

Since they're the offspring of two of Hollywood's most famous faces, there's no denying that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's kids have an unconventional upbringing — and their parents are encouraging them to carve out their own path.

In December 2018 on BBC Radio 4's Today (per People), Angelina Jolie said, "[My kids] all have a good rebellious streak that is wonderful and curious. I don't want them to be perfectly behaved little people that just say what's absolutely appropriate because I say so ... They have to find themselves." Self-exploration is imperative to Jolie. "Knowing our true self is a very important question for all of us. Especially a child," she told Harper's Bazaar in November 2019. "I think kids need to be able to say, 'Here's who I am, and what I believe.'" Instilling such values in her kids from a young age will likely help them avoid getting too caught up in any superficial elements of Hollywood or following any kind of crowd.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and her siblings are teaching their mom valuable lessons

Not only has Angelina Jolie encouraged her kids to be true to themselves, but Jolie — known for her humanitarian work as much as her acting — says her children have helped her rediscover her own identity, too. "My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it," the now-single mom said to Harper's Bazaar in the aforementioned interview. "They have been through a lot. I learn from their strength."

She expanded on that idea: "As parents, we encourage our kids to embrace all that they are, and all that they know in their hearts to be right, and they look back at us and want the same for us." Only time will tell what Vivienne's personality is really like and if she continues to pursue acting alongside her parents. Regardless, it sounds like she's teaching her mom plenty of valuable lessons along the way, just like the rest of the Jolie-Pitt kids.