Why Angelina Jolie feels more for her adopted kids

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.


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    • Sue Sanderson

      Angelina’s is very insightful. Yes, she is right on this one. Shiloh will be showered with attention from her parents, grandparents and other loving biological family members, and will never have known lack of need. Brad’s family seems very loving and Papa Voight will enjoy his cutie pie too.

      Angelina will love her just as much as her other children. But what do their adopted kids have? Them. Only. And they came from such abandoned backgrounds. Go Angelina and Brad!!

    • http://www.stapic.deviantart.com Katarina

      i love angelina aswell. and i know shes defending her adoptive children.

      but shiloh didn’t choose too be born advantaged, she didn’t choose too be angelina and brad pitts baby, its not her fault shes angelinas biological baby and not adoptive one.

      and the way she lavishes attention on her other children and the way she speaks so much higher of them pisses me off, its like shiloh is some devil