When couples divorce, it can be unclear what parent is supporting what actions of their children.
Since a young age, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s biological daughter, Shiloh, has dressed the way that a boy would traditionally dress. According to sources close to the couple, the way that Shiloh dresses has been a source of contention between the couple.
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– MAY 27, 2019 – 13 γεαrς There is nothing more than this: being able to say Happy Birthday, Shi, you’re becoming and already are such a dazzling human being. I wish you the best, from this day and forever. Be happy, you deserve nothing less❤️ – #ShilohJoliePitt #HappyBirthday
Shiloh, now 12, is still dressing as she did when she was young. Everyone wants to know if the clothing issue was coming from Angelina or Brad.
In 2010, Angelina said “Shiloh, we feel has Montenegro style. It is how people dress there. She likes tracksuits; she likes [regular] suits. So, it’s a suit with a tie and jacket and slacks, or a tracksuit. She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So, we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
So, it seems like Jolie is in support of her daughter. Some of Shiloh’s favorite things to wear include baggy hoodies, black suits, and similar outfits. Jolie reconfirmed her support of her daughter during the “Today” show on BBC Radio 4.
“[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 appropriate because I say so … they have to find themselves.”
It seems that the situation goes much beyond clothing. According to Pitt, Shiloh asked his parents in 2011 to start calling her John or Peter. They decided to call her John.
“‘Shi, do you want…’ ‘John. I’m John.’ And then I’ll say, ‘John, would you like some orange juice?’” recounted Pitt during a taping of the Oprah show. “And she goes, ‘No!’ So, you know, it’s just that kind of stuff that’s cute to parents, and it’s probably really obnoxious to other people.”
So, it isn’t just about how Shiloh dresses, but how she identifies. This seems like foreshadowing that Shiloh may eventually come out as trans and may wish to change herself to look more like a man.
It seems that neither parent has an issue with how Shiloh dresses or wants to be identified. Both parents have stated that they are supportive of Shiloh and they both want her to find her own way, be it as Shiloh or as John.