Angelina Jolie to adopt seventh, Syrian child
It says something when even Angelina Jolie begins creeping into the Middle Eastern beat.
The world-famous actress has just announced her plans to adopt a Syrian baby. The child will be the actress’ seventh; she has three adopted children and three biological children. News of the adoption was broken by the US edition of gossip rag OK!; needless to say, they have not posted their article online. That’s why we’re here.
You see, there is even more of a gossip angle here. According to pan-Arab television network al-Arabiyya, Jolie adopted the child without husband Brad Pitt:
Pitt, who already has three adopted children, as well as three biological ones, with Jolie, is said to have rejected the idea because he is uneasy about fathering a seventh child, but it seems Jolie is insisting.
A spokesman for the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington D.C. confirmed that “only Angelina’s name was on the adoption papers.”
A “source” at free British daily Metro has more information:
But a source close to the couple say Ange’s latest motherly ambition could set off a rift with Brad. ’He has made it clear that six children are more than he can handle,’ claims an insider. ’The idea of one more seemed ludicrous, but Angie is determined to complete her rainbow family’, said the source.
Jolie visited Syria with Pitt in September in her capacity as a UN goodwill ambassador. During the journey, she visited with Iraqi war refugees in Syria and met with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to, as they say, “discuss the Iraqi refugee crisis.” Or, in real life terms: To make everything okay by having a photo opportunity with a dictator.