Cupid's Pulse Article: 5 Celebrity Couples That AdoptedCupid's Pulse Article: 5 Celebrity Couples That Adopted

By Louisa Gonzales

Lately, Hollywood has been flooded with celebrity baby news and baby bumps! However, many celebrities have chosen adoption over having a biological child. Here are five celebrity couples who recently adopted:

Celebrity Baby Adoptions

1. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t put these two at the top of our list. They met back in 2005 while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Soon after, they began their celebrity relationship and now have six children together, three of whom are adopted. Jolie adopted her first child, Maddox Chivan Thornton Jolie, a Cambodian infant born on August 5, 2001, with her then-husband, Billy Bob Thornton. The actress adopted her second child, Zahara Marley Jolie, who was born in Africa on January 8, 2005, without Pitt. However, Pitt later adopted both kids. The famous couple adopted Pax Thien from Vietnam on March 15, 2007. Initially, Jolie filed alone because of the country’s regulations, but Pitt adopted Pax when they went back home. Pitt and Jolie’s first biological child, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, was born in 2007, and twins Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt were born in 2008.

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2. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman: Back when these two A-List actors were a famous couple, they adopted two children: daughter Isabella Jane, born in 1992, and son Connor Anthony, born in 1995. The pair first hooked up in 1990 on the set of Days of Thunder and married later that same year in Colorado. However, this Hollywood relationship came to an end when they announced their separation in February 2001 after Cruise filed for a celebrity divorce. Both Cruise and Kidman share custody of the two children.

3. Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley: The former Grey’s Anatomy actress and musician are no strangers to adoption. The pair married back in 2007 in Utah and have two adopted daughters. This celebrity couple adopted their oldest daughter Nancy Leigh (nicknamed Naleigh) from South Korea in 2009. They expanded their family in 2012 when they adopted their now three-year-old daughter Adelaide, who was born in Louisiana.

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4. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness: The Wolverine actor and his wife married back in 1996 in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. The pair adopted two kids: Oscar Maximillian, born May 15, 2000, and Ava Eliot, born July 10, 2005. The Aussie actor and actress decided to adopt after they were unable to conceive naturally and through IVF. Jackman and Furness continue to advocate for adoption while raising their two children.

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