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Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s Birth Mother Hopes to Reconnect With Her Daughter Amid Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Divorce

The alleged birth mother of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s oldest daughter, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, is speaking out about her desire to connect with the 12-year-old amid her famous parents’ divorce.

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Talking through an interpreter, Mentewab Dawit Lebiso — who lives in Ethiopia — told the Daily Mail that she’d love to reach out to the pre-teen. “I just want her to know that I am alive and here and long to be able to speak with her. I do not want my daughter back but just to be in contact with her and be able to call her up and talk with her,” Mentewab revealed.

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Brad with baby Zahara.

She added, “Angelina has been more of a mother to her than I have ever been. She has been with her since she was a baby, but that does not mean I do not miss her. I miss her all the time. I think about her every day and long to hear her voice or see her face.”

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“I know when she has a birthday but I am sad because I can’t celebrate it with her. I would so much want to celebrate with her on her birthday and other special days… I long to be able to have regular contact with her,” Mentewab continued.

Zahara was just six-months-old when Angelina adopted her as a single mother in 2005. Brad requested to legally adopt a year later.

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Angelina, Zahara and daughter Shiloh in March 2015.

Mentewab explained she was 19-years-old when she was brutally raped, conceiving the girl, whom she named Yemasrech. “My baby was sick, and I was very weak and sick after birth. I agreed that she should be put up for adoption but if I had my chance again I would have kept her,” she admitted.

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However, in a 2007 interview with The Mail on Sunday, the 31-year-old claimed she had run away, leaving Zahara with her grandmother, who eventually put the baby up for adoption.

Mentewab said she’s hopeful that Angelina will be open to a reunion. “I would ask Angelina to let me speak with [Zahara]. I do not think it is too much to ask.”

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