Being the first child ever adopted by Angelina Jolie is a cool title that Maddox-Jolie Pitt will always hold because that’s exactly what happened in March of 2002. Fast-forward to today, and we now see how much the oldest of the actress and Brad Pitt‘s six kids has really changed.

Maddox, 17, has had cameras following him ever since the Girl, Interrupted star, 43, decided to adopt him when he was just 7 months old from an orphanage in Cambodia. Ever since then, his life has been anything but ordinary. While the Oscar winner was married to Billy Bob Thornton at the time she met Maddox, she adopted her son on her own and raised him as a single parent after splitting from the Bad Santa star, 63, in 2003.

In 2006, one year into Angelina’s new relationship with Brad, 55, the Fight Club actor adopted Maddox as well. Together, the pair has five other kids: Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 12, and twins Knox and Vivienne, both 10.

Scroll down to see more photos of Maddox and how much he’s grown through the years!