Pax Thien, a young boy from Vietnam, had his life transformed in 2007 when he was adopted by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, two Hollywood stars. Before his adoption, Pax was known as Pham Quang Sang and grew up in the Tam Binh orphanage fostering center in HCMC. While visiting Vietnam in 2006, Angelina saw Pax and decided to adopt him, giving him the new name Pax Thien Jolie, which means “peaceful sky”. The first picture of Pax in the US after his adoption was sold exclusively to People for $2.7 million. Pax had to quickly learn English to communicate with his new family, but he preferred to stay away from reporters and maintain a low profile. Despite this, he deeply loves and protects children, and as a child, he was praised for being attentive to his family members and always walking behind them quietly whenever they went out.
In an interview with Vogue, Angelina Jolie discussed the amount of time and effort she devoted to caring for Pax Thien during their transition to a new life in the United States. Though she initially had no plans to adopt him because he was from Cambodia, she now considers him an important member of her family. Once hounded by paparazzi, Pax has transformed into a reliable support system for his mother and younger sisters. Despite being introverted and reserved, he has grown even closer to Jolie since the divorce from Brad Pitt. However, he chose not to attend his brother Maddox’s graduation in 2021 in order to avoid drawing attention to himself.
Since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce, their son Pax Thien has become an important part of their family. Brad is often away, and their other son Maddox attends a distant school, leaving Pax as the only male member at home. Despite his young age, he has demonstrated impressive maturity and fortitude. People Magazine reports that Pax has a passion for photography and filmmaking. He even joined his mother on her filming journey in Cambodia for “First They Killed My Father.” In June of last year, the Jolie-Pitt family visited Rome to support Angelina during the production of “Without Blood.”