Surprisingly, Maddox Jolie-Pitt is in charge

Another day, another hilarious OK! story. This one involved the oldest child of the Jolie-Pitt clan, Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, who will turn eight this year. OK! alleges that Maddox is the “boss” in the Jolie-Pitt household. Whatever. We all know he’s just a seat-warmer until Empress Zahara comes of age.

The sources allege that Maddox is the typical, bossy oldest child, assigning chores for his younger siblings, and even going so far as to assign the younger children their rooms at the new Long Island house. Read OK!’s story:

With Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt making plans for baby #7 in their already bustling home, no one is more excited about the prospect of a new brother or sister in the house than the couple’s oldest child, Maddox.

The reason? It’s one more kid for him to boss around!

“Brad calls him ‘Maddox in charge,’ ” a friend of the couple tells OK!. “He loves assigning his siblings chores!”

And it seems that Maddox is also following in his architecture-minded father’s footsteps.

“Brad showed the kids pictures of the mansion they’re leasing on Long Island,” adds the pal, “and Mad decided to select the bedrooms for each of his brothers and sisters.”

From OK! Magazine

Maddox was the first child of that Angelina adopted, and the two of them spent several years together, just being a single mom and an only child. I can imagine that Maddox probably takes his cues more from Angie than from Brad, but that’s just supposition. Brad seems like the softie parent, the one who lets all of the kids get away with anything. But how cute is it to imagine Maddox with a clipboard, directing his siblings to their rooms based on his previous assignments?

Angelina and Maddox are shown at a toy store in New Orleans on 11/30/08. Credit: WENN. They are also seen on a playground with Pax on 10/7/08. Credit: Fame

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  1. for_realz says:

    he is just too cute!!

    ugh, i can only imagine what the haters are going to bring to this post…

  2. daisy424 says:

    Cuties, all of them!
    Birth order usually rules when it comes to the pyramid of chores.

    Zahara will probably short sheet his bed.

  3. Obvious says:

    Barngalina haters don’t hate the kids so much. Not their fault ad everyone knows and respects that.

    I’m “sweden” on the matter. But those kids are tooooo cute! I’m in love with Maddox, Shiloh and Queen Zahara.

  4. Obvious says:

    ugh….Brangelina, though barn might be right….miss edit

  5. mojoman says:

    Kaiser, I second your seat warmer comment, Ms. Zahara rules!! 🙂

  6. geronimo says:

    Sweet! He might look like he’s in charge but Empress Z’s the true director of operations in that household. She’s just allowing him his moment in the spotlight.

  7. Kristen says:

    Those kids are too damn cute. Shiloh reminds me of Tweety Bird too! Those lips and those chubby cheeks.. awwwwww

  8. PJ says:

    Maddox is probably just trying to impose some order on their chaotic, nomadic life. (Brad has talked many times about the chaos of a household with 6 little kids). Some kids can handle chaos better than others.

  9. cee says:

    Brad said on Oprah interview that he disciplines the boys and the girls do nothing wrong (smile). He is a good Dad and Angie is a good Mommy. I like how they refer to each other as mommy and daddy. Also, Maddox has spent a lot of alone time with Brad his Dad.

  10. Diva says:

    I’m a total Mad fan. {=0)

  11. caribassett says:

    Aww, Good for him. In our house my youngest daughter thinks she is the boss, I don’t know why but bossy kids make me laugh, its too cute.

  12. Annie says:


    Put the psychoanalyzing away. I doubt he’s “trying to add stability to a chaotic nomadic life”.

    He’s just being the oldest child, it’s what we do. We boss the shit out of our younger siblings.

    I can tell you my parents have had their house since I was 5. I grew up in that house, and prior to that, had lived in only one other house. So no nomadic lifestyle for me. But MAN did I boss the younger ones around. I managed to routinely convince my younger sister that it was HER job to fold all the clothes, not mine. 🙂

    I mean, I’m sure it’s chaos, but I don’t think there’s any other “special” reason around why he’s bossy other than that he’s the first child. haha.

  13. voodoobetty says:

    Sweden. HAHAHAHAHA. Good one.

  14. angelina is an idiot says:

    why are her fans so delusional, and you talk about brad and angelina’s kids as if you know them, empress zahara, wtf is that, wierd

  15. angelina is an idiot says:

    i also find it creepy how some of you fans are so creepy, when it comes to these children.

  16. kate says:

    those kids are cuteand seem like alot of fun, but i wonder if all the publicity is good for them?

  17. Syko says:

    That’s okay, a-i-a-i, we find you creepy too.

  18. Mairead says:

    Now now Syko, the poor moppet just hasn’t taken their “sense of humour tablets” today… or in the past month.

    Pax is still my favourite though. But we all know the seat-warmer comment is so true though. Maddox may assign the rooms, but you can be damned sure she dictates everything else.

  19. Kaiser says:

    Mairead- Pax is your favorite? The empress will have your head.

    I can’t help it, Z will always be my fave. I love a bitch with an attitude.

  20. Mairead says:

    Nope – it’s like favouring one politician over another, you like the policies/approach/whatever of one but you still know who’s boss.

  21. Chiara says:

    Normal childhood behavior, oldest leads. What I don’t believe is the Pitt spin.

    As long as mommy and daddy need center stage to build their franchise the children will lack the privacy they need.

  22. journey says:

    rulers always need good people to carry out the detail work of governing the kingdom. for example, where would queen victoria have been without her disraeli? maddox is just making sure empress z’s kingdom runs smoothly.

  23. daisy424 says:

    *quickly lighting a candle for Mairead*

    Z is my ‘favorite’ also. Her attitude just shines through in photos.
    I can see Mad as being a very diplomatic task master.
    Still waiting to see Suri & Zahara get together.

  24. elainebenes says:

    Ah, “Angelina in an Idiot”, you’ve stumbled into the Kingdom Of Jolie-Pitt where they can do no wrong. Be prepared to be called a troll, among other grown up terms if you happen to have your own opinion & disagree with whoever loves B&A. I get a kick out of it, but it can get pretty heated & hateful at times.

  25. elainebenes says:

    Ah, “Angelina is an Idiot”, you’ve stumbled into the Kingdom Of Jolie-Pitt where they can do no wrong. Be prepared to be called a troll, among other grown up terms if you happen to have your own opinion & disagree with whoever loves B&A. I get a kick out of it, but it can get pretty heated & hateful at times.
    *is, is*

  26. Annie says:

    Diplomatic. lol.

    They’re kids!

    I’m telling you, it’s just what we oldest do.

    Like for example, to this very day, when I go home and we go on family outings, I sit in the front seat. Always. I never let anyone else sit in the front seat. I’m the oldest and that’s where I go. LOL. It’s something that’s been with me since I was like 10 and allowed to even be up there.

  27. geronimo says:

    Yeah, you J-P children lovers are so creepy *shudder*

    *settles Empress Z doll into throne to settle for night, whispers small prayer for the naysayers (extra one for Mairead the disbeliever), genuflects, closes pink shrine curtain*

  28. Kaiser says:

    Geronimo – LMAO. Kudos on the pink shrine curtain. Pink is Empress Z approved.

  29. geronimo says:

    Kaiser – “Pink is Empress Z approved”
    Yes, she told me so in a dream. All Hail our Queen!

  30. Darya says:

    Those adorable babies will soon be in the running for the cutest. But I like Miss Z the best I think. Maddox seems like such a sweet little boy but I’m sure he can get quite bossy if he wants to..!

  31. debra77 says:

    I think their kids are just so cute. Madd was the first. I wonder sometimes what it was like for Angie to share him with Brad at the beginning. I mean it was just she and he for 3 years. If you have seen any of the pics of Angie and Madd together, the love she has for that little boy just jumps from the screen or pages. With Zee she and Brad went through that together… learning about her at the same time. But I just think as much as she loves the relationship between Brad/Madd it must have felt funny to let go of him and allow him to love someone else. I don’t know maybe I’m getting too deep. But I have always wondered about that with them, or any other parent. But I do look forward to watching the kids grow up and see what their lives will be like. NO Stalking.. Just curious.

  32. becca says:

    I’m not surprised. Honestly, if I was in charge of 6 kids, I’d slowly be giving the oldest responsibilities as they got older. Nothing strict, but y’know. All of that carting around must be exhausting for Brad and Angie. I can only imagine what it’s going to be like when they all become teenagers.

  33. Mairead says:

    Arragh muise yez are a bunch of licks! My devotion to the Empress is absolute and will not be questioned! I’m even wearing regulation pink pajammamamas!
    *goes off to cry in a corner of the holy Wendy-house temple-shrine*

    elaine, we’re mainly fans of the kids truth be told, we just defend the parents from the often completely irrational lunatic charges that get lobbed at their parents for no other reason than they’re Brangelina, whilst identical behaviour from someone else gets forgiven.

    Those who dislike them but don’t blame every feckin’ thing on them (such as seemingly the non-distribution of funds by the Red Cross – maybe that’s not what they meant but it’s what it sounded like – being one of my more favourite recent ones) don’t usually get scorn heaped on them.

  34. elainebenes says:

    I know, Mairead 🙂 .I don’t get all worked up over celebs (I do have my favorites),but this is entertaining. Annie’s posts are hilarious. I have two older brothers & that brought back evil 🙂 memories!!

  35. katyalia says:

    It’s not like the ‘Night of the Living Death’ personified in this thread at all…

  36. cindi says:

    All you have to do is see ANY photo of Maddox to see how traumatized he is of the paparazzi.

    I see rage, hate, sadness, and vulnerability….the feeling of no control about it.

    Angie is really a selfish person to bring children into this dreadful environment. She would do better to sponsor an orphanage for life.

    This is no childhood!

  37. Judy says:

    Mad traumatized??? You are joking right ,if you are not you need glasses. The kid is a ham and loves having his pic taken. Those kids dont get half of the paps that Suri gets. They are NOT in the papers like Violet is yet people continue to critisize B&A for letting people see the kids lol when the other stars kids faces are in the papers everyday.
    B&A are doing a great job with their kids. The kids are always good and not crying or dressed up like they are going to the prom, they are allowed to be just kids.

  38. Aspen says:

    Oh, Annie, you just made my whole day. I’ve been giggling since your first post.


  39. Sunny says:

    Its hilarous! You people act like your friends with B&A & their kids – u probably have yourself believing your kids have play dates with their kids!

  40. geronimo says:

    @Chilly – ““Princess Z” will soon take her rightful place as the family maid!”

    Whoa, chilly, nasty little mindset you’ve got there. That commment says so much about you. Dullard.

  41. Sue D. Nimm says:

    Chilly, I really hope you’re not being racist.

    Anyway, those kids are probably gonna have some king of pecking order if there’s so many of them.

  42. Mave says:

    I think the big mistake they made was saying they were adopting other children for Maddox. What a wrong message to tell a child. It is too much for them, like they are buying him a pet. I found that so weird. I can’t wait to read the children’s tell alls. I hope I’m wrong but I really think the children are going to have so many deep terrible issues….unless Brad and Angelina split up and one of them gets with a real solid person.

  43. Baholicious says:

    What I don’t get is that obviously the time was taken to put streaks in one kid’s hair while the other looks like he has yet to encounter shampoo.

  44. dr.grrl says:

    @ baho,

    i think if you are referring to the above shot, that’s when they were in new orleans and playing in the rain.

    (the time the freaks went off about the boys playing with umbrellas)!

  45. Mairead says:

    Didn’t Pax have a little blonde streak then? And in all fairness, it was drizzling.

    I’ll tell ye this for nothing, there is going to be some explaining to do if Princess Z ever does get pally with Suri Cruise and she realises that Suri has about 83 wardrobes of party-dresses. Unimpressed won’t even cover it.

  46. Bellatrix says:

    Mairead: something tells me Z would take up Xenu in person to show Suri how unimpressed she is with anything Suri has or does.

  47. morgan says:

    pax needs a haircut. he and the other kids have probably made stronger bonds with their nannies than the parents. she just had twins and needs more babies?

    you can see how clearly how inspired that Suleman freak was inspired by Angelina.

  48. Codzilla says:

    How the hell does she get these young kids to sit still while their bleach sits? My boys would have bleached the couch, the dogs, their clothes, and everything else before it was time to rinse.

  49. Ned says:

    I assume the nannies are the ones in charge.
    Most of the time, the parents are not even around or in the same country as their children.

    I think the nannies can be nice and take those poor children to school, so at least for a couple of hours a day- the children can get some proper education and meet some other children their age.

    The parents wouldn’t even know, since they are barely around, but at least the children will have more of a social life and some basic education beyond bleaching their har and collecting knives.

  50. Blah Girls says:

    When did Maddox get so big?