In 2006, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt first commanded international headlines as the firstborn of America’s most star-studded couple. Now 13 years old, the daughter of A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently dominated the news cycle again, when
she came out as gender-fluid.
Although Shiloh has been raised in the United States, she was born in Swakopmund, Namibia. Angelina Jolie has spent a great deal of time in Africa as a UN refugee ambassador and decided to give birth in Namibia after falling in love with the sparsely-populated country’s beautiful countryside. Although many of Namibia’s two million residents live in poverty and don’t have access to quality health care, Jolie gave birth in a hospital outfitted with modern equipment so that baby Shiloh could be delivered safely.