Truth About Brad Pitt’s Relationship With His Daughter Shiloh

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Side by side shot of Brad Pitt and his daughter Shiloh

By Hugh Scott |

Side by side shot of Brad Pitt and his daughter Shiloh

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have six children together, and the tabloids often write outlandish stories about the family. For whatever reason, the exes’ 13-year-old daughter Shiloh is often at the center of these phony article, specifically her relationship with Pitt. Here are a few stories on the topic that Gossip Cop has corrected.

In February 2018, Star ran a cover story reading, “Shiloh Breaks Brad’s Heart!” The outlet claimed that during a trip to Paris with her siblings and Jolie, the young girl “stunned” Pitt and “broke his heart” by not adding his initials to a “lock of love” on the Ponts des Arts, a bridge over the Seine in the French capital. The article was written after Shiloh marked a lock with the initials of her mother and all of her siblings, but didn’t mark a “B” for Brad.

The bogus report was nothing more than over-the-top sensationalism designed to grab readers with a purposely misleading headline. Gossip Cop pointed out that by using the inflammatory language, the tabloid’s not-so-subtle way of implying Shiloh had “locked” Pitt out of the family or out of her life or something like that, which was completely untrue. We confirmed as much with our own insider close to the family, who told us there wasn’t a rift between the father and daughter.

Another untrue story about Pitt and Shiloh came from New Idea in September 2018. This one also involved a trip to Europe, but this time, Shiloh was traveling with Pitt and his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. The magazine alleged George Clooney had loaned Pitt his house in Lake Como, Italy. A so-called “source” said, “Brad is enjoying a trip to Lake Como with his daughter and rekindled flame, Jen,” and as a result, Shiloh was bonding with Aniston. The story was completely false. The three were never in Italy together and Aniston and Pitt were not in contact with each other at the time. Gossip Cop busted the premise immediately, and we stand by our reporting today.

A year later, in September 2019, New Idea was back with another ridiculous story claiming Shiloh was upset at Pitt for attending Kanye West’s Sunday Service. It was big news when the movie star was seen attending one of West’s now-famous church services, and the tabloid seized the opportunity to to dupe readers with the made-up claim. The article purported that Shiloh thought the service was a “celebrity cult” and didn’t want her father associating with it. Gossip Cop checked with Pitt’s spokesperson, who told us on the record that the story was “definitely not true.”

Most recently, in late October, the National Enquirer published a phony report about Shiloh begging Pitt to save her from Jolie. That story was remarkably similar to one in NW that Gossip Cop had busted the month before, when it was said Shiloh was ditching Jolie to live with Pitt. Neither scenario was remotely realistic, as both outlets were just inventing a fake narrative to sell papers. Gossip Cop debunked both reports and will continue to correct any stories the tabloids make up regarding Pitt and his children.


"Brad Pitt’s Heart NOT Broken By Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Despite Report." Gossip Cop, 7 Feb 2019.

"Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston NOT On Italian Getaway With Shiloh, Despite Report." Gossip Cop, 2 Sept. 2018.

Shuster, Andrew. "Brad Pitt’s Daughter Shiloh Upset About Him Going To Kanye West’s Church?" Gossip Cop, 10 Sep. 2019.

Shuster, Andrew. "Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Shiloh Begging Brad Pitt To Save Her?" Gossip Cop, 27 Oct. 2019.

Shuster, Andrew. "Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Shiloh Ditching Her To Live With Brad Pitt?" Gossip Cop, 30 July 2019.