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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter Vivienne, 15, has changed her name to “Vivienne Jolie” for her role as an assistant and co-producer in the Broadway play “The Outsiders: A New Musical.” This is a departure from her siblings, who carry the surname Jolie-Pitt. Vivienne and her mother attended the play’s opening night together, with Jolie praising her daughter’s dedication to her role. It is uncertain if Vivienne has legally changed her name, as no official confirmation has been made by either parent.

“The Outsiders” is an adaptation of S. E. Hinton’s novel from 1967, and has been in the works since August 2023. Vivienne’s decision to use a different name comes after her older sister, Zahara, adopted the name Zahara Marley Jolie when she joined a college sorority at Spelman College. This change could also be influenced by her parents’ ongoing legal battle over the division of assets following their divorce in 2016. In an interview with Vogue India, Jolie stated that she separated from Pitt for the “wellbeing” of her family, focusing on their healing in the aftermath of their split.

The Jolie-Pitt family has been in the public eye since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got together in 2005 after filming “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” They have six children together, including Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox. The family has been known for their philanthropic work and their involvement in various charitable causes. The children have also been involved in their parents’ projects, with Vivienne taking on a role in “The Outsiders” as an assistant and co-producer.

While the reasons behind Vivienne’s name change are not confirmed, it could be a personal choice or a professional decision related to her involvement in the Broadway production. The Jolie-Pitt family has been navigating their new normal following their parents’ divorce, with the children adjusting to changes in their family dynamic. Jolie has been open about her decision to separate from Pitt for the wellbeing of their family, prioritizing their healing through the transition. The name change and the children’s individual choices reflect their journey as they navigate their parents’ divorce and their own paths in life.

As Vivienne takes on her role in “The Outsiders,” she is carving out her own identity separate from her famous parents and siblings. Her decision to change her name for the production showcases her independence and commitment to her craft. While the Jolie-Pitt family’s public image has been shaped by their high-profile parents, the children’s individual choices and accomplishments highlight their unique personalities and talents. Vivienne’s name change is just one example of the children asserting themselves and finding their place in the world, separate from their parents’ fame and influence.

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