It has been a while since we last heard of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s six children—Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox—and their charmed, globe-trotting existence. At the time, they were exercising their humanitarian muscles, casting shade on their parents’ “ridiculously easy” careers, and, taking a cue from their mother, learning about the world’s many, varied cultures. And now, perhaps knowing that the well for Jolie-Pitt-family fantasy fiction was drying up, the Oscar-winning actress has kindly bestowed a few more details about her children.
In a segment on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on Friday morning, which she guest-edited, Jolie revealed how her children have only become more accomplished since we last heard of them.
“All the kids are learning different languages,” Jolie revealed. “I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi is learning Khmai, which is a Cambodian language, Pax is focusing on Vietnamese, Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language.”
(And now, a moment for us to pause and imagine the six Jolie-Pitt children chattering around the dinner table in different languages as Brad, still stuck on Rosetta Stone’s second Spanish lesson, pleads, “English, please!”)