Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have a lot of kids, but when it’s one of their childrens’ birthdays, it’s sure to be a festive day in the Jolie-Pitt household.
Today (Jan. 8), we are celebrating the birthday of Zahara! The Ethiopian princess turns 7-years-old today. Zahara also shares a birthday with reality star Gia Giudice!
Zahara was the first child to be adopted by both Brad and Angelina. The two lovebirds travelled to Ethiopia together in 2005 to pick up their beautiful daughter.
To find out more facts and see life photos of Zahara, take a look below!
Origin 1 of 10Zahara was adopted from Wide Horizons For Children orphanage in Addis Ababa on July 6, 2005.
Emotions 2 of 10She can give you a huge smile, or let you know she's not happy having the paparazzi around with a big frown.
Age 3 of 10Zahara Marley was 6 months old when adopted.
Real Name 4 of 10Zahara was born as Yemsrach on January 8, 2005, in Awasa.
Accusations 5 of 10At the time of the adoption, Zahara was wrongly believed to be an AIDS orphan and it was unknown whether she herself was HIV positive, but she later tested negative.
Better To Be Safe 6 of 10Shortly after they returned to the United States, Zahara was hospitalized for dehydration and malnutrition.
Real Mom 7 of 10In November 2007, media outlets reported that Zahara's biological mother wanted her daughter back, but she denied these reports, saying she thought Zahara was "very fortunate" to have been adopted by Jolie.
First Joint Child 8 of 10Jolie was accompanied by her partner Brad Pitt when she traveled to Ethiopia to collect Zahara.
Joint Effort 9 of 10She later indicated that she and Pitt had made the decision to adopt from Ethiopia together.
Jolie-Pitt 10 of 10In December 2005, Pitt's publicist announced that Pitt was seeking to adopt Maddox and Zahara. Angelina's childrens' surnames all changed to Jolie-Pitt.
[Photos via Pacific Coast News.]
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