Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie welcomed daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt in 2006
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may be two of the most famous actors in the world, but to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, they’re just Mom and Dad.
The former couple welcomed their third child on May 27, 2006. Shiloh was preceded by two older siblings — Maddox and Zahara — and followed by Pax and twins Knox and Vivienne.
Jolie was initially nervous about motherhood, writing in TIME that she “never thought” she could be a mom due to her unstable youth. “I remember the decision to become a parent. It wasn’t hard to love. It wasn’t hard to dedicate myself to someone and something greater than my life,” she wrote. “What was hard was knowing that from now on I needed to be the one to make sure everything was okay.”
The Eternals star went on to share that it was “impossible” to reach perfection as a parent. “Your children don’t want you perfect. They just want you honest,” she wrote. “The more room they have to be great where you are weak, the stronger they may become. In the end, it’s the team you build. And in a way, they are raising you up too. You grow together.”
That growth started early with Shiloh, whom Jolie described as a “little honey” when she was young. “Shi’s so full of light and love … and very, very funny,” Jolie told MSN in 2007. “I think I’m recognizing some of myself in that one — she’s going to be a little bit of trouble!”