• Brad Pitt is losing a symbol
  • His daughter is dropping his name
  • The reason is his current legal feud with Angelina Jolie

This dramatic step, taken on her 18th birthday, highlights the deep rifts within one of Tinseltown's most scrutinized families. Family drama unleashed! Come with us and dive into the details of this family saga that's as gripping as any blockbuster!

The family suffers

Shiloh Jolie, the biological daughter of megastars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, has taken a bold step to assert her independence and possibly, her stance in the ongoing family drama.

On May 27, her 18th birthday, Shiloh filed the necessary paperwork to officially be recognized as Shiloh Jolie, shedding the Pitt surname that connects her to a tangled web of public disputes and private pain.

The backdrop to this name change is a family feud that reads like a Hollywood script, filled with allegations, estrangement, and a battle over custody.

Brad Pitt's desire to mend his relationship with Shiloh comes amidst reports of a strained bond not just with her but with his other children - Vivienne, Zahara, and Maddox - who also do not carry the Pitt surname in their daily lives.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's split in 2016, after two years of marriage and over a decade together, set the stage for a custody and divorce battle that's been as public as it is bitter.

Allegations of physical and emotional abuse have marred Pitt's image and reportedly impacted his relationship with his children. A particularly disturbing incident on a private jet in 2016, where Pitt was accused of abusive behavior, seems to have been a turning point, with Jolie filing for divorce shortly after.

Things tend to change in time

A source close to the star recently told 'DailyMail.com' that the actor is 'confident' he can strengthen his relationship with budding dancer, Shiloh, following her 18th birthday. 

The insider explained the reasoning is because she is now legally an adult, and therefore free to make her own decisions about the time they spend together.

"Now that Shiloh is 18, she can make up her own mind as far as how she wants her relationship with her father to develop."

The source went on to say that since the couple split, the actress has made sure their children have had 'limited involvement' with their father. 

"It is still that way with the underage ones, but with Shiloh that is no longer Angie's choice," they continued. "If Shiloh chooses to have limited contact with her dad, that is her decision."

Despite these controversies, Brad Pitt has made attempts to reconnect with his children, though with limited success.

His recent decision to drop the push for shared custody signals a possible acceptance of the current state of his relationship with his family. Yet, the saga continues to unfold, with each new development painting a complex picture of a family in turmoil.

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Shiloh Jolie's decision to drop her father's surname is more than just a legal formality; it's a statement, a declaration of identity, and perhaps, a step towards healing.

As the world watches, one can only hope that this move marks the beginning of a new chapter for Shiloh and the Jolie-Pitt family.