Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Daughter Vivienne Drops ‘Pitt’ From Her Name

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter, Vivienne, appears to have made a subtle change to her name. In the Playbill for the new musical ‘The Outsiders’, where she assisted her mother in the production, the 15-year-old is listed as Vivienne Jolie instead of Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.

Vivienne is not the first of Jolie and Pitt’s six children to modify her name. Last November, while joining the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at Spelman College, their eldest daughter, Zahara, introduced herself as Zahara Marley Jolie, as shown in a video shared by ‘Essence’.

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Both Vivienne and Zahara’s name changes come amid ongoing reports of tension in Pitt’s relationship with his children since Jolie filed for divorce and sole physical custody in 2016.

In August 2022, a source close to Pitt said that the actor, now 60, hoped to improve his relationship with his children despite the ongoing custody battle. “Since Angelina filed for divorce, Brad has been focused on having the best relationship possible with his kids,” the insider said. “It’s been very difficult for him. Many times, there have been long gaps where he didn’t see the kids at all.”

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Recently, a security guard who worked for the former couple and still works for Pitt claimed in court documents that Jolie allegedly encouraged their children to “avoid” their father during visits. This filing is part of the ongoing legal disputes over their French winery, Château Miraval. Additionally, months earlier, Jolie alleged through her lawyers that Pitt was abusive towards her before the 2016 plane incident that led to their separation.

Vivienne’s name appears in ‘The Outsiders’ Playbill as a producer assistant. While she does not have a biography section, Jolie’s producer information highlights their collaboration: “Angelina is thrilled to be working on her first theatrical producing venture alongside her daughter, Vivienne, who is a theatre  student and supporter of the arts.”

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Jolie announced her role as producer for the Broadway adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film ‘The Outsiders’ in August 2023. During the musical’s opening night in April 2024, Jolie told PEOPLE that Vivienne inspired her to take on the project. “She saw an early workshop a few times and then invited me to it,” Jolie said.

“Viv is a young artist who focuses her efforts on her support of others. She has been there to assist in any way she can and has learned so much from [score and co-book writer] Justin Levine and the whole creative team.”

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