[Blind Gossip] There was recently some chatter about the child of two famous parents wanting to change their name.
Actress Melanie Griffith – best known for Working Girl – has one child by each of her three ex-husbands.
Alexander Bauer is her son with her former husband, Steven Bauer.
Dakota Johnson – who you may know from Fifty Shades of Grey – is her daughter with her former husband, actor Don Johnson.
Finally, Stella Banderas Griffith is her daughter with another former husband, actor Antonio Banderas.
Stella has petitioned the court to change her name.
She wants to change her name from Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith to Stella del Carmen Banderas.
While Stella says that she is doing it to simply shorten her name and there is no animosity towards her mother, it has to sting a little bit for Melanie. After all, her child is choosing to keep her middle name… but dropping Griffith from her last name.
With that in mind, let’s talk about some children of two other actors who want to change their name to deliberately distance themselves from one of their parents!
Our famous Actor and Actress had several children together and were married. The children all have both parents’ names as part of their legal names.
Then came the divorce. It was rough and contentious and dragged out for years.
Since Actress had the children with her most of the time… the children began to ally with her. The kids didn’t want to spend their weekends or their birthdays with Actor. Some of them refused to see Actor or even speak with him. It was ugly.
And now one or more of the children want to drop the Actor’s name from their legal name!
Basically, they want to erase him as if he didn’t raise them and doesn’t even exist.
Of course, she would love it. This is all a game to her.
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[Optional] Should the children be allowed to change their names?
100% Ben Afflek and Jennifer Garner
The Jolie-Pitt children. I hope this isn’t Brad’s bio children wanting this. I don’t think Maddox has ever liked Brad, as Brad took Angie’s attention from him. Angelina dropped her Dad’s last name, so I can see her encouraging this. I am so opposed to the Parental Alienation she learned from her mom and is now doing to Brad and the children.
She wants to drop “Griffith”
The Jolie-Pitt kids, some of them
I. Agree. Jol.- Pitt, it’s very sad did they do this to their parents all of them mentioned in the paper this week. That should sting a little bit. I like to know why they want to do it to me they can they come from good households. If they came from a very very abusive non-caring family with no values and other things I could see it sit.
The Jolie Pitts.
What a shame.
Pitt & Jolie
The Jolie-Pitt family.
This sounds like Brad and Angie. This is so sad. Children should not be used as pawns in your stupid games.
Maddox Jolie Pitt
Horrible turning kids against their father. So sad.
The jolie Pitt kids
One on Pitt/Jolie kids.
It’s the Jolie-Pitt army.
Unless he’s done something to them, I’d say let them wait until they’re 18.
Angelina demented. Brad was dumb to dump Jen for this blood thirsty home wrecker.
The Jolie-Pitts, of course
Obviously Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Sad…just sad. If the kids are over 18 there is nothing anyone can do. Only 2 of the 5 are his biological children…so the other 3 probably don’t feel obligated. The 2 bio children should keep their father’s name… Sad – just sad. And, yes, this probably makes Jolie happy. It’s the ultimate and final hurt.
They have 6 children, 3 biological and 3 adopted
Biological or adopted makes no difference. Family is family.
Technically of the 6, only the oldest was adopted before Pitt came into the picture so the other 2 adopted kids were also “his”. Aside from the underage part, I would technically assume only the oldest may drop his name, the other 5 were all part of the family while they were a couple
Family: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
It is really sad that the kids have to endure the games that they are playing.
Jolie-Pitt removing Pitt.
Op- they are able to do so once 18. Leave it at that- she has them totally manipulated in my mind. Sad.
The Jolie-Pitt kids…. When the kid turns 18 they can do what they want. I wouldn’t change their names but I’m sure Angie will just to stick it to Brad.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
I’m dizzy from reading the Griffith-Bauer-Johnson-Banderas lineage but will guess this to be about the Jolie-Pitt clan. Most of the kids are old enough to change their name but they’re also old enough to choose who they want to live with. This has dragged on way too long.
More Jolie Pittt drama. Will it ever end?
Angelina and Brad..
I’ve never liked her, she’s always seemed unbelievably narcissistic.
Angie and the Jolie-Pitts she has brainwashed.
I feel for Brad having to deal with the parental alienation. It must be an absolute nightmare trying to navigate divorce and custody with this narcissist, she doesn’t care about the kids she’s just trying to destroy Brad, it’s what they do – love bomb, golden period, devalue, discard, destroy. Although I’m sure he loves his kids there must be a big part of him that rues the day he fell for her performance and blew his whole life up
Is this Prince Harry’s future . . .
Jolie-Pitt. Angelina is an evil sick woman.
Jolie-Pitt. It’s deeply ugly. By all accounts, Brad was found to not be abusive, it was more a shouting match. He immediately addressed his sobriety, got counseling and Angie did.. nothing….to address her own toxic behavior. The kids that want to legally change their name are Maddox and Pax. They can when they’re of legal age. It’s tragic, though, that she’s gloating. She’s not well.
Heathen Goddess says
Agreed. I believe Zahara has also turned her back on Brad.
I am disgusted by Angelina’s behavior post breakup. Those poor children will need years of therapy to straighten out their thoughts. That type of alienation lingers for years after they become adults. Sometimes it never leaves. I know. I was the child of divorce and have also been divorced with a child.
Angelina did everything wrong when it came to the needs of the children verses her desires. I
Maddox is 20 years old and Pax will be 18 in November. They can change their name if they want. However, don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Brad is only required to support these kids until they turn 18. Can’t pick and choose and expect to be on the gravy train.
They shouldn’t be allowed if they are underage, but I’m guessing it’s Maddox that wants to change it. They’ll probably still expect to gain his inheritance though!
Are these the Pitt-Jolies?
If they’re adults then yes, if kids, no
The Jolie Pitt family
The Beagle says
Family : The Jolie-Pitts
Optional: A person has the right to change their name if they wish.
I agree. And perhaps the children aren’t wanting his name after thinking about how Brad still choose to do a movie with a director even though he knew that monster had been sexually predatory/abusive toward Angelina? After all, Jen famously stated Brad was “missing a sensitivity chip” at the time of that magazine cover he did, and young people have a strong sense of idealism, so I could see some of her children having such an outlook 🤷♀️
The Brangelina Troop
The Pitt Jolie kids.
Man, she is ultra next level vindictive.
Brad Pitt and Angelina. She is so bitter. Can’t stand her any more.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The Jolie Pitts. They should if they want. I regret not dropping my fathers name in hindsight.
The Jolie-Pitts. What a shame that the kids were dragged through this ugly divorce.
The Jolie Pitt kids
The Jolie-Pitt family
Della Street says
“ Our famous Actor and Actress had several children together and were married.”
Does this wording rule out adoption? Honestly curious.
So perhaps not St Angie. But it sure sounds like her.
Jolie Pitt. It’s a very low blow.
(Angelina) Jolie (Brad) Pitt
This has Angelina and Brad written all over it.
If the child is 18–yes, they are legally an adult. Otherwise, no–they can wait.
To me this is just one more ploy on Angie’s part to erase Brad from her kids lives. Boy, are they one screwed up bunch. And their mother is the worst of all.
The Jolie Pitts
This Jolie-Pitt saga is so sad.
Once they are adults, they should be able to change their names based upon the laws of whatever state they live in, just like anybody else. Still sad.
Angelina Jolie’s brood
That’s vindictive Jolie
She can’t be happy unless Pitt is unhappy
I feel very sorry for Brad Pitt… That witch Jolie is nothing but trouble…Making out with her blood brother…Wearing Billy Bobs blood in a vile around the neck…Stealing Billy Bob from Laura Dern..Stealing Brad away from Jen..Now playing head games with Brad and Nutjobs children…Brad should never give up seeing his kids…
Gotta be part of the Jolie-Pitt crew.
Jolie-Pitt kids wanting to ditch Brad’s surname. Angelina is truly a despicable, manipulative *.
Brad Pitt’s kids?
If they are old enough.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt?
god she is awful ..angelina jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Considering Angelina has brainwashed those children against their father if I were Brad Pitt I would fight it so they couldn’t change their name if it is the children they share biologically.
This is definitely the Jolie-Pitt kids. One day they will grow up and realize how awful their mother truly is.
I say start a whole last name fresh and be done with ‘em both!
But they’re going to want the money . . .
The Jolie Pitt kids
The Jolie Pitts. I believe Maddox, the eldest child, is looking to drop the name Pitt from his name. And he’s old enough to make that decision if he wants.
The Jolie-Pitt family. Let them change their names. I predict when they realize they were manipulated they’ll understand why daddy ran.
The Jolie-Pitt children. It is really sad how she turned those children against him.
The Jolie-Pitt kids. For sure Maddox and Pax want to drop Pitt. Angie also seems so tight with her three daughters I could see any one of them wanting to do the same.
Jolie Pitt Family.
Toxic Angelina is behind this.
This sounds like Brad and the Parental Alienist.
Absolutely not. The courts should require reunification therapy for those children she’s brainwashed. Evil woman.
Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie family
The Jolie-Pitt Family
As long as the children who want the change are of legal age and don’t expect financial support from him.
His biological chidren should keep their rightful legal name. In time, they may feel differently.
It’s a shame, that anyone can turn children against a parent out of spite.
Pitt – Jolie
The kids should change their last name to Brangelina.
When children reach the legal age to change their name, whether first or last, let them.
Pitt and Jolie
The children should be allowed to change their names if the want to.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
The Joilie-Pitt children. I feel sorry for those kids. All the money in the world but such a screwed up family life.
Angelina Jolie and Brad’s kids. I think it’s disgusting the way she is encouraging a dysfunctional relationship with their father, especially given how her relationship with her own father turned out. You would think that she would want to foster as healthy of a relationship as possible between Brad and his kids, not deepen the divide.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The Sorry Angela Jolie has poisoned their kids. IMO, they should wait until they’re 18 (unless Brad did something egregious to them, which I haven’t heard of).
Brad and Angelina
If they’re legal and want to do it, that’s up to them.
Brad and Angie. Probably Maddox wanting to change his last name from Jolie-Pitt .
Yes, children should be allowed to change their names if they don’t like it for any reason.
Oh it’s Jolie Pitt kids. These kids shouldn’t be allowed to until they are out from the poison that is Angelina. She’s totally used these kids as a weapon and she has them brainwashed against their father.
Brad and Angelina. She’s toxic.
[Optional] Should the children be allowed to change their names? Angelina is a horrible woman, fathers have rights too. The children should be allowed to change their names until legally an adult.
The Jolie-Pitt kids
I could see Maddox, Zahara or Pax dropping the Pitt surname because technically Angelina adopted them alone (I think?), but it would be a shame if Shiloh or the twins wanted to do this.
After they turn 18 and are legal, let them change their names. It’s sad that their mother has poisoned them.
Of course this is the Jolie-Pitt bunch
Angelina is Maleficient incarnate, e v i l
My children have long names, I have maiden and married, use married most of the time, you can just drop /not use the name you don’t want to, I guess for certain legal reasons you can go to court to change but why unless there is something else going on????