Angelina Jolie officially drops ‘Pitt’ from her legal name, the divorce is speeding up

Angelina Jolie oozes glamour as she emerges from BFI Waterloo in London

When she was born, she was given the name Angelina Jolie Voight. When she started working, she dropped her father’s name and used her middle name as her surname. At some point in her 20s, Angelina made it official and legally changed her name to Angelina Jolie. Angelina never changed her name with her first two marriages, to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. I mean, she may have, but I don’t recall Angelina ever going by Angie Thornton or Angelina Miller (although both of those names sound cool). But after several years with Brad Pitt, she did legally change her name to Angelina Jolie Pitt. No more. After two and a half years of divorce proceedings, Angelina is officially back to Just Jolie.

Angelina Jolie just got something returned that has been near and dear to her heart over the years … her name. According to documents, obtained by The Blast, the “Maleficent” star’s moniker has been restored to the pre-Pitt status of simply, Jolie.

The Blast broke the story, Jolie and Brad Pitt were officially made single last week when they filed a judgment that allow them to dissolve the marriage while still working out the details of property and custody. We’re told it was very important for the stars to emotionally break away from each other and begin their new single lives, so the documents were fast-tracked with their private judge.

The former couple’s six children are also listed on the document, but their names will continue to be hyphenated, Jolie-Pitt.

Update: Brad Pitt has filed his financial information in the divorce with Angelina. The move could signify they are close to a final judgment.

[From The Blast]

It’s funny to me that there was so much financial-disclosure movement on their divorce right around and on Tax Day here in America. Did Brad and his accountants need to file his taxes before he could make any big financial disclosures to Angelina? Were his tax filings yet another reminder that he needed to get this divorce over and done with? As for the name change… I barely ever thought of her as Jolie-Pitt. The kids are Jolie-Pitts. But Angelina never was to me.

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  1. ojulia123 says:

    Looks like she’s lost some weight? I’m guessing about 175 pounds of douchebag. Good for her.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I actually didn’t realize that she had officially changed her name. It makes sense since the kids went to Jolie-Pitt, but it just never occurred to me.

  3. Snowflake says:

    I love her skin, so perfect. Why hasn’t anyone tried to get her for a makeup line? I would love to know her skin care secrets.

    • Darla says:

      Botox is her skin care secrets. I really dislike when someone like say, Jennifer Garner, have these skin care commercials while sporting a face full of fillers. It’s offensive. I think the jingle should be; maybe she’s born with it…maybe it’s juvederm! One thing, one thing’s for certain babe, it’s not maybelline! (see, I threw a little Prince in there)

      • KidV says:

        Jennifer Garner has really bad forehead wrinkles, you can see them in her latest commercial. It looks like they tried to airbrush them out. If she’s using botox and/or juvederm, she’s doing it wrong.

      • Some chick says:

        You got me with that earworm, Darla! <3 Prince 4 Eva.

      • claire says:

        Thanks for posting that link! I scanned through it again and was impressed with a lot of the posts – helpful & informative. Ironically, some of the older posters (50+) had a simpler, more pared down regimen than those in their 20s and 30s.

    • Maya says:

      She uses Hourglass cosmetics and that was confirmed by the Founder herself.

    • escondista says:

      Oh gosh it’s not all botox and fillers. She’s also genetically blessed; her parents are an actor and a model.

      • velourazure says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised is she uses some amount of botox or whatever but she also has good facial bone structure which also helps the skin not appear to sag as much.

    • LadyT says:

      The current trend in make-up, often described in positive terms such as dewy, radiant, glowing, etc.- comes off as a little too shiny sometimes in my opinion. In the extreme it’s unpleasantly greasy, oily looking. I miss the days of a little powder.

      • Deedee says:

        God, isn’t that the truth? One time I got a facial and my face was so greasy afterwards and the owner tried to tell me my skin looked dewy. It looked and felt greasy and I couldn’t wait to get home and wash whatever it was that the technician put on my face.

      • LadyT says:

        Ha! I’m glad in not the only one.

      • Myrtle says:

        I agree, too. That forehead shine reflection in the top picture is glaring. Far beyond dewy. She’s still beautiful, though.

  4. Cee says:

    She was always Angelna Jolie to me as well. I really don’t think Brad was ever committed to the marriage and his drinking and long absences from the family appears to me like he wanted out. Angie I think was committed for the kids but when it became obvious to her that Brad was not and after the traumatic plane incident she gave up. Angie does not look back. So I see her moving forward and being committed to her kids. I see Brad being committed to what is best for Brad. Sad but relieved this has come to an end.

    • Hmmm says:

      Of course he was. He was the one pushing for marriage in the first place… telling everyone the kids were asking for a marriage and telling him to buy mom a ring. LoL when Angelina was asked she said the kids don’t know what marriage is and just want a cake.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      I feel the same and for some reason this made me think of something else about relationships. The “does not look back” part is relatable and once more depth/kids comes into relationships it’s interminable to get to that part. Is that unavoidable after your mid-20′s, I wonder? LOL. I miss just walking away and being done immediately.

  5. Greta says:

    All I got from this was Jonny Lee Miller (she’s always been Angelina Jolie to me), love Jonny. Angelina and Jonny will forever be my faves.

    * whispers* I’m pretty certain this divorce is done. She filed FL-170 , FL-180 and FL-190 forms Friday.

    • Pringer says:

      * whispers* I’m pretty certain this divorce is done. She filed FL-170 , FL-180 and FL-190 forms Friday.
      @Greta please can you explain what this means? i have no idea what it is thank you

    • Hmmm says:

      ~Allegedly~Johnny Lee Miller is divorced too. His IMDb says he divorced Michelle hicks and on one of her instagram pictures she captions it as “co parenting” with jlm.

      Wouldn’t that be something. Angelina once said they might get back to get together one day.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “~Allegedly~Johnny Lee Miller is divorced too. His IMDb says he divorced Michelle hicks and on one of her instagram pictures she captions it as “co parenting” with jlm. Wouldn’t that be something. Angelina once said they might get back to get together one day.”

        HO-LEE SH*T. that would be amazing.

  6. Maya says:

    This divorce is finally speeding up because Angelina had enough of Brad’s stalling and filed a default and got the divorce from a judge.

    After 10 months, several extensions and several pr games from Brad, Angelina is finally free.

    And yes, she has always only been Angelina Jolie to me as well.

    • Grant says:

      You can’t just file a default judgment because someone is stalling. In fact, if Brad filed any kind of answer or responsive pleading (which he did), Angie isn’t entitled to a default judgment at all.

      • Hmmm says:

        You can. If he’s not responding you file it and the judge will then do what needs to be done.

  7. Adorable says:

    She dropped Voight when her father,went blabbering to the press about her.Im like the majority here,She has and will always be Angelina Jolie to me.

  8. lucy2 says:

    “We’re told it was very important for the stars to emotionally break away from each other and begin their new single lives, so the documents were fast-tracked with their private judge.”

    That’s a little funny, considering they split over TWO YEARS ago. Nothing fast tracked about it.
    Hopefully they get everything squared away and agreed on, and there’s some schedule and structure for the younger kids.

    Did she ever use the “Pitt” professionally?

  9. ad says:

    So she should, she’s always been known as Angelina Jolie, I haven’t heard any one referring her as Angelina Jolie Pitt.

  10. Hmmm says:

    Of course she did. I highly doubt it was important to Both of them for her to change her name lmao. He would love to use that to smear her some more. Like “see she kept Jolie Pitt that means she wants me baaaack.” Lmao

    Many women keep their ex husbands name because of the children but I can almost guarantee that Maddox and Pax will change their name back to Jolie once they turn 18. Maddox will be 18 very soon. So why would she keep something that’s some of her kids HATE.

    • Sidewithkids says:

      I agree @hmmm. That whole we get along better now article and the certainly the Sun toxic white masculinity article is totally Brad’s team lying again. Dude is delusional. He really wants people to believe he’s w/ his kids. He’s nowhere near Maddox as he goes looking at these colleges. That speaks volumes. Plus, he’s still under the impression that people out here think he’s some hot catch. Not anymore, Brad. Let it go. Lol. When Charlize Theron quickly didn’t allow him to use her name in his tabloid games I knew this dude wasnt getting any, well any that’s decent enough to bring in public.

      Now, this name change article is Angie’s team and her reply to both articles. I don’t know how many times she has to say or show she’s done and moving on and yes I believe Maddox and Pax will change their last names legally to Jolie when they both turn 18. The younger four may keep Jolie-Pitt as they are the ones visiting him whenever he sees them, which is still up for debate.

      • Hmm says:

        Yes , his new narrative sounds like the one he tried to use when she first dumped him. His team tried to paint her dumping his as fast as she did as a normal divorce. LoL we know that was a damn lie.

        We’ll see the truth as the months go on and Angie and her kids are traveling the world with deadbeat nowhere to be seen. He’s already nowhere to be seen when her kids have big life events. Welp.

  11. AryasMum says:

    It seems like changing the last name after marriage is the kiss of death for celebrity marriages. There are obviously complicated issues involved, but I can’t think of many celebrities with their husband’s names who are still married.

  12. brinn says:

    It’s slightly embarrassing that I remember so much… but… Angelina is my favorite celebrity… Angelina’s parents always intended her to use her middle name as a stage name. She did legally drop “Voight” after she adopted Maddox… I believe in response to her Dad being… who he is at heart… in 2002 her Dad went on tv and said she had mental health problems (while she was trying to adopt)… and he was the one to announce she was a mother… she said in some interview that they could have taken Maddox away because her father was publicly calling into question her mental health status… hence she didn’t speak to him for so long… Her og name change isn’t really new news… She released “First They Killed My Father” under her original name… it’s just paperwork… she’s claimed and reclaimed her name couple of times from a couple deadbeats… just saying…

  13. Some chick says:

    All of this (plus the school cheating scandal) just makes me appreciate Mr Chick and the kitties even more.

    Perhaps that’s why I read it! You left your socks on the floor (again)? You threw up on the couch (again)? Ain’t no thing!

    PS: love the look with the red bag, red lip, and silk blouse! If I had an unlimited budget I like to think I’d dress like she does. (I’d probably actually look like Betsey Johnson, LOL.)

  14. Lens horne says:

    I’m still sad they split. I love Angie.

  15. Dumb Bitches says:

    All of you bitches are crazy. The author most of all.