In May 2008, the actress and the Seven star confirmed to the world that they were expecting twins, only their second and third biological children. The duo decided to instead head to a hospital in Nice, France, in hopes of having their babies in private, although that didn’t do much as reporters and photographers still camped outside and waited for the birth. And on July 12 of that year, Vivienne and her twin brother Knox arrived.
While all proceeds were given to charity, photos of the little ones still became the most expensive celebrity pictures ever taken — they were sold for about $14 million. And now, fast-forward years later, and Vivienne is still quite well-known thanks to her famous folks, who split up in 2016 after two years of marriage and 11 years as a couple.
Viv — as her mom calls her — got to appear on screen alongside the Oscar winner in 2014’s Maleficent, playing a young Princess Aurora. “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,” Angelina explained Entertainment Weekly. “But the other 3- and 4-year-old [actors] wouldn’t come near me. Big kids thought I was cool, but little kids didn’t like me.”
“So, in order to have a child that wants to play … 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,” Angelina recalled.
The blonde cutie has become a familiar face on the red carpet, posing alongside her five siblings at Angelina’s film premieres. She’s the shyest member of the Jolie-Pitt brood, often standing next to her mom so that Angie can put a protective arm around her.
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In the family’s everyday life, it’s Vivienne who is photographed the most often with Angelina. She frequently accompanies her mom on grocery store runs, stops to pick up pet supplies and even just shopping for flowers to brighten up their Los Feliz, California, home.
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