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How Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s ‘Brangie Bunch’ are spending coronavirus lockdown

The six Jolie-Pitt kids have already endured their fair share of emotional rollercoasters in recent years, so of all the celebrity kids having to deal with the coornavirus lockdown, they may be better equipped than most.   

And after years of traveling the world from Cambodia to New Mexico to Europe because of their famous parents’ work, perhaps the kids are relishing the chance to finally have more of a settled routine.

The youngsters – Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – have also been home-schooled for years and certainly have plenty of interests and hobbies to keep them happy and healthy while staying out of harm’s way at both their parents’ homes.

Earlier this month Angie wrote for Time magazine about how ‘COVID-19 has cut children off from their friends, their regular schooling and their freedom of movement’.  

Here DailyMail.com breaks down her and Brad’s kids’ everyday lives during the pandemic.

The six Jolie-Pitt kids are spending quarantine traveling between their famous parents’ homes in Los Angeles, California – just five minutes from each other

The children are used to traveling the world from Cambodia to New Mexico to Europe because of their famous parents' work but are now settling down

The children are used to traveling the world from Cambodia to New Mexico to Europe because of their famous parents' work but are now settling down

The children are used to traveling the world from Cambodia to New Mexico to Europe because of their famous parents’ work but are now settling down

Daddy Time  

Angie and Brad’s kids have been through the turmoil of their A-list parents’ acrimonious divorce, which is still being finalized five years after they split

When Angie filed for divorce from Brad in September 2016 she sought sole custody of their children – and even accused him of child abuse.

But the former couple reportedly reached a custody agreement in November 2018 in which Angie retains primary custody but Brad still gets plenty of visitation time.

In recent times the children have been shuttled between Angie and Brad’s nearby compounds in Los Feliz by bodyguards and drivers.

The one exception is Maddox, who as an adult can do as he pleases and has publicly hinted at his frosty relationship with Brad.

After all, it is believed that an altercation between father and son on board a private jet was the last straw, which led Angie to file for divorce.

For the rest of the clan, Oscar-winner Brad’s single-block home – which he bought for $1.7million in 1994 before buying up adjacent property as his family grew – is an active child’s paradise.

Brad's home – which he bought for $1.7million in 1994 before buying up adjacent property as his family grew - is an active child's paradise

Brad’s home – which he bought for $1.7million in 1994 before buying up adjacent property as his family grew – is an active child’s paradise

In recent times the children have been shuttled between Angie's home (above) and Brad's nearby compounds in Los Feliz by bodyguards and drivers

In recent times the children have been shuttled between Angie’s home (above) and Brad’s nearby compounds in Los Feliz by bodyguards and drivers

It boasts two outdoors swimming pools, a giant trampoline, and a huge skate bowl to help the kids keep fit and healthy during the pandemic.

There is also plenty of room for Zahara and Shiloh to play their favorite sport, soccer.

Angie went on the record last year to complain that she would love to live abroad but will have to wait until all of the children are 18.

She told Harper’s Bazaar: ‘Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live.’

However legal experts believe that the agreement to change the kids’ education reached last month suggests the former couple are now more willing to find common ground.

LA family law attorney Kelly Chang Rickert told DailyMail.com: ‘It seems to show they are being far more cooperative and reaching agreements compared to the beginning of the divorce.’

Brad was cleared of the child abuse claims made by Angie with no charges filed.

Each of their kids have their own interests, with 15-year-old Zahara interested in jewelry and  has even created her own collection with top designer Robert Procop

Each of their kids have their own interests, with 15-year-old Zahara interested in jewelry and  has even created her own collection with top designer Robert Procop

The kids were seen out on a Starbucks run and trip with Target with mom Angie last year when she moved them to New Mexico

The kids were seen out on a Starbucks run and trip with Target with mom Angie last year when she moved them to New Mexico 

Education 

While many parents have been forced into schooling kids from home for the first time ever during lockdown, Angie has long been a supporter of the method.

Last week it emerged the 44-year-old has reached an agreement with Brad, 56, for the kids to be given a more ‘traditional’ type of schooling – but that won’t be until the stay at home order is lifted.

The Oscar-winner explained in 2016 that one reason she decided to homeschool the children is their diverse origins – the three eldest were born in Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia before being adopted.

Angie has said: ‘It bothered me how little I was taught in school.

‘I do worry about my children’s education. I homeschool partially because they are from around the world and… I didn’t want them to have the same education I had when it came to Vietnam or Cambodia.’

Oldest son Maddox last year moved on to study biotechnology and life sciences at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea (pictured on the first day of school) but has returned due to the coroanvirus pandemic

Oldest son Maddox last year moved on to study biotechnology and life sciences at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea (pictured on the first day of school) but has returned due to the coroanvirus pandemic 

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and her brother Knox take robotics classes and were seen being escorted by a nanny

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and her brother Knox take robotics classes and were seen being escorted by a nanny 

Oldest son Maddox last year moved on to study biotechnology and life sciences at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

But he was forced to return to LA after his freshman year was interrupted by the coronavirus crisis last month.

The 18-year-old is understood to be using his downtime at Angie’s $24 million mansion in Los Feliz to focus on his Korean and Russian studies.

Meanwhile his younger siblings rely on tutors overseen by Angie for basic subjects such as reading and arithmetic plus extra lessons to learn languages and musical instruments such as guitar for Shiloh.

Their teachers are likely to be using video-conferencing for their classes while California’s statewide stay at home order remains in place.

Leisure and hobbies

The Jolie-Pitt kids enjoy a very wide range of hobbies – including martial arts, robotics, juggling, photography and jewelry design.

Twins Vivienne and Knox are certainly not to be messed with – the youngest Jolie sister is learning karate while her twin brother Knox takes weapons lessons.

Angie has even joked that she used the twins’ classes to prepare for her upcoming role in Marvel superheroes movie The Eternals.

Meanwhile Pax took up boxing after Angie personally found him a private instructor at an LA boxing club.

Pax took up boxing after Angie personally found him a private instructor at an LA boxing club.

Pax took up boxing after Angie personally found him a private instructor at an LA boxing club.

Pax took up boxing after Angie personally found him a private instructor at an LA boxing club

Knox and Shiloh have been described as ‘standouts’ in a robotics class they attend in the City of Angels, while Shiloh is also a keen on juggling and photography.

And Zahara is interested in jewelry and even created her own collection with top designer Robert Procop.

Classes taken by the kids will have been put on hold for now but they can still sharpen their skills while cooped up at their parents’ homes.

The Jolie-Pitt children also love eating out and were spotted at a sushi restaurant while staying in New Mexico when their mom was filming upcoming movie ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ last year.

Although dining out is not an option at the moment, it’s still possible to get sushi takeaway delivered to the family’s door.

10-year-old son, Knox, is spotted outside a martial arts studio in LA.

Angie Jolie is every inch the proud parent as she escorts daughter Vivienne to her karate graduation

Twins Knox and Vivienne both take karate. Knox was seen outside his studio while Angie was seen attending Vivienne’s karate graduation 

Playing with pets 

The Brangie bunch are known to have a big passion for animals – including dogs, a bunny, caged birds, gerbils and goldfish.

And what better way to keep spirits during these hard times than with pets?

The family adopted two dogs after they moved back to California full time following years of basing themselves mainly in the south of France.

In January, Angie was seen with Vivienne walking the dogs – a Rottweiler and a Pit Bull mix – after leaving a pet groomer.

The kids also grew up with Brad’s British bulldog Jacques as their trusted companion.

And during their stay in New Mexico last year, bodyguards were seen with another smaller dog and purchasing animal cages at a pet store. 

The Brangie bunch are known to have a big passion for animals – including dogs, a bunny, caged birds, gerbils and goldfish. Vivienne is seen carrying an adorable dog

The Brangie bunch are known to have a big passion for animals – including dogs, a bunny, caged birds, gerbils and goldfish. Vivienne is seen carrying an adorable dog 

Diring their stay in New Mexico last year, bodyguards were seen with another smaller dog and purchasing animal cages at a pet store

Diring their stay in New Mexico last year, bodyguards were seen with another smaller dog and purchasing animal cages at a pet store

Diring their stay in New Mexico last year, bodyguards were seen purchasing animal cages at a pet store

The youngest of the pack, 10-year-old Vivienne was seen holding a small dog with a body guard

The youngest of the pack, 10-year-old Vivienne was seen holding a small dog with a body guard 

Maddox and Pax were bought gerbils and goldfish when they were young kids, while Shiloh was seen earlier this year coming out of a pet store with a pet bird in a cage.

It also seems that Vivienne owns a bunny after she was spotted carrying the grey and white rabbit in a front-facing animal container.

The kids love animals so much that they have even been known to do their part to help pets in need.

Last year it was revealed that Vivienne, Knox and Shiloh had sold organic treats for dogs they had made themselves to help raise money for an animal rescue charity.

Vivienne and Angie were seen visiting a pet store in 2017

Vivienne and Angie were seen visiting a pet store in 2017 

Hired help and support staff 

As the children of millionaire Hollywood superstars, the Jolie-Pitt clan are constantly surrounded by a team of security guards, nannies, tutors and drivers.

It has widely been reported that Angie is a hands-off mom who allows her kids to set their own rules and live a carefree existence.

At the same time, she is said to be very mindful of who she entrusts the care of her children to and constantly concerned about their safety.

Former bodyguard Mark Billingham went so far as to claim that he spent so much time with the kids that he felt like he ‘fathered them, basically’.

Thought to be chief among Angie’s crew of helpers these days – at least from her kids’ point of view – is young ‘manny’ Oliver Crane.

Thought to be chief among Angie's crew of helpers these days – at least from her kids' point of view – is young 'manny' Oliver Crane

Thought to be chief among Angie’s crew of helpers these days – at least from her kids’ point of view – is young ‘manny’ Oliver Crane

The Jolie-Pitt clan are constantly surrounded by a team of security guards, nannies, tutors and drivers

The Jolie-Pitt clan are constantly surrounded by a team of security guards, nannies, tutors and drivers

A new security guard accompanies Shiloh and Angie to a run errands to a guitar shop

A new security guard accompanies Shiloh and Angie to a run errands to a guitar shop 

The son of Angie’s longtime stunt coordinator Simon Crane, ‘mature and conscientious’ Oliver is said to be more of a friend than a nanny to the Jolie-Pitt kids.

After he was pictured dropping off Shiloh and Knox at robotics class in November 2018 it was revealed that he is particularly close with the pair due to their shared love of all things ‘geeky’.

Oliver is also believed to have accompanied Angie and Maddox when the proud mom travelled to South Korea to drop off her eldest child at university in August last year.

It is not know for sure whether the young man – who is in his 20s – has remained with the kids during lockdown.

But given his close connection with the kids and Angie’s reliance on him it seems highly likely. 

Angie is said to be very mindful of who she entrusts the care of her children to and constantly concerned about their safety

Angie is said to be very mindful of who she entrusts the care of her children to and constantly concerned about their safety

Calls to relatives  

Angie has had many ups and downs with her Oscar-winning father Jon Voight but they are back on good terms these days – and it seems the kids played a key role in their reconciliation.

Speaking in 2017, Angie revealed: ‘Jon and I have gotten to know each other — through grandchildren now — [and] we’re finding a new relationship.’

For his part, the Midnight Cowboy actor recently spoke of how ‘appreciative’ he is of being able to spend time with Angie and the kids.

Given his age, Jon is considered at risk from COVID-19 so likely won’t be visiting during lockdown – but he is sure to have remained in touch.

Angie revealed she and her estranged father and actor Jon Voight are working on their relationship, while her mother passed away in 2007

angie revealed she and her estranged father and actor Jon Voight are working on their relationship, while her mother passed away in 2007

Angie revealed she and her estranged father and actor Jon Voight are working on their relationship, while her mother passed away in 2007

The kids have a close relationship with Brad's parents Jane and Bill and remain in touch with the couple – despite claims that Angie had stopped them from meeting following the divorce

The kids have a close relationship with Brad's parents Jane and Bill and remain in touch with the couple – despite claims that Angie had stopped them from meeting following the divorce

The kids have a close relationship with Brad’s parents Jane and Bill and remain in touch with the couple – despite claims that Angie had stopped them from meeting following the divorce

Sadly the kids didn’t get to be around Angie’s mom Marcheline Bertrand much after she died from ovarian cancer in 2007.

They did have a close relationship with Brad’s parents Jane and Bill and remain in touch with the couple – despite claims that Angie had stopped them from meeting following the divorce.

No doubt Brad will be getting his folks – who still live in his hometown of Springfield, Missouri – on Zoom video chats with their grandkids until the coronavirus crisis ends.

 

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