Zahara Jolie-Pitt Is 15 And Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

During Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's 12-year relationship, the couple captured fans' hearts with their adventurous ways and philanthropic efforts. Many didn't think they could love the duo anymore, but they were proved wrong when the actors adopted three children. Not only did the now exes draw awareness to adoption, but they also highlighted the beauty of blended families. In addition to Zahara, Brad and Angelina are parents to Maddox, Shiloh, Pax, and twins Vivienne and Knox. 

Angelina — who divorced Brad in 2016 — adopted Ethiopia-born Zahara (born Yemsrach, per E! News) in 2005 at 6 months old, following the adoption of her eldest child, Maddox. Even though the teen is the child of two internationally known movie stars, Zahara appears to be paving a way for herself in multiple industries all on her own. Break out the sunglasses, because this teen's future is bright with a capital B!

Not only is Zahara following in her famous parents' footsteps, but she no longer looks like the little girl pictured above. See the transformation for yourself below.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt has made a name for herself

Zahara Jolie-Pitt (pictured right of Angelina Jolie) snagged her first big role when in 2016 she voiced a panda named Meng Meng in Kung Fu Panda 3. Making matters even cooler? Her famous mom was also in the film, voicing a tiger named Master Tigress, while Knox and Shiloh voiced Ku Ku and Shuai Shuai, respectively. 

After testing the waters with one trade, Zahara tried her hand at another skill — jewelry making. At the 2019 premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zahara quietly debuted a few pieces from her collection, and as W Magazine noted, Angelina can be seen wearing a 50-carat diamond scorpion brooch that was designed by the celeb kid in collaboration with the jeweler, Robert Procop. Zahara also wore a set of earrings, bracelet, and a ring from her line, the Zahara Collection, at the premiere.

In true Brangelina fashion, proceeds from the line were donated to charity, benefitting House of Ruth Shelters, a transitional housing center for battered women and children in Los Angeles, per People.

What is Zahara Jolie-Pitt up to today?

Similar to her siblings and parents, Zahara Jolie-Pitt isn't on social media for a very understandable reason. "We talk about social media, and here's the truth. My children have seen things about themselves even from what's considered serious news people that are inaccurate," Angelina explained during an interview with BBC's Today radio show (via TooFab). "So my children have a very odd sense of who's telling the truth and what is the truth and what they actually believe or trust." She joked, "We're the last family that hasn't gone on Facebook."

In addition to staying off of social media and utilizing her talents, Zahara is also taking care of her health. Angelina spoke about this issue in a March 2020 first-person essay for TIME, titled, "Why Girls Deserve Love and Respect on International Women's Day." The Maleficent star wrote about how two of her daughters, including Zahara, underwent surgery in early 2020, writing, "They know that I am writing this because I respect their privacy and we discussed it together and they encouraged me to write." She added, "They understand that going through medical challenges and fighting to survive and heal is something to be proud of."

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation created two organizations in Zahara's name

Zahara Jolie-Pitt's early years were challenging, and her strength in overcoming life's battles inspired her parents to give back to the people of her native land. Thus, the Zahara Program was founded in 2009 by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation. The program was created to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis in Ethiopia. According to South China Morning Post, the program works in conjunction with other regional health authorities. 

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation also created the Zahara Children's Center outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which was partially designed by Brad Pitt. The Zahara Children's Center provides further focus and research into the tuberculosis issues in the country. Similar to Zahara, big brother Maddox has an organization named after him, The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, in Samlout, Cambodia. The foundation works on a variety of projects that protect, preserve, and develop the local agriculture and natural ecosystems.

To stay even closer to her origins, the Jolie-Pitts have taken Zahara to Ethiopia multiple times, including New Year's 2020. During the visit, Zahara, Shiloh, and Angelina Jolie met the nation's first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde. According to People, they discussed "education, sanitary pad solutions to help girls continue their schooling... and Ethiopian culture and history," as well as efforts to treat tuberculosis.

Now that we've caught you up on how Zahara is doing, why not update yourself on the lives of the whole Pitt-Jolie clan?