Articles have been popping up everywhere overnight where Angelina Jolie explains why she has always said that she feels more for her adopted kids than for Shiloh – it’s apparently because they are survivors, whereas her biological daughter got to start life off privileged in a way that the others didn’t and never could have imagined. She said as a result, she is more inclined to lavish attention on Pax, Maddox, and Zahara.
According to OK! Magazine she said:
I think I feel so much more for Mad and Zee because they’re survivors, they came through so much. Shiloh seemed privileged from the moment she was born. I have less inclination to feel for her. I met my other kids when they were six months old, they came with personality.
She also said, in regards to the comment she once made about Shiloh being a blob with no personality:
“A newborn really is this – yes, a blob! But now she’s starting to have a personality. I’m conscious that I have to make sure I don’t ignore her needs because I think the others are more vulnerable.”
For what it’s worth, I think the blob comment just came out wrong. A lot of newborns just sleep, cry, go to the bathroom, and drink milk and don’t do much else. If you’ve only ever known your children from the age of six months or more, they definitely do have more personality than a newborn baby; that’s often the age when they start showing who they really are. I think she’s probably seeing much more personality in Shiloh these days as she gets closer to a year old.
Also, it’s important to note that she never said she LOVED Shiloh less, just that she never had to go through the hardships the others did and had no trauma to overcome.