Brad Pitt’s sister and her adopted Ethiopian sons enjoy quiet life in Missouri – Daily Mail

The six Jolie-Pitt children have grown accustomed to travelling the world with their now-separated famous parents Angelina and Brad.

But life is very different – and a lot more low-key – for Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox’s cousins.

Just like her older brother, Brad’s sister Julie Neal and her husband Rob have three biological children including twins – daughters Rylie and Josie, both 18, and son Caleb, 21.

The other Pitts: Brad's sister Julie Neal lives a quiet life in Missouri with husband Rob and their five children, including Ethiopian-born Caden and Cruz

The other Pitts: Brad’s sister Julie Neal lives a quiet life in Missouri with husband Rob and their five children, including Ethiopian-born Caden and Cruz

Lap of luxury: Life is quite different for Brad, Angelina and their kids (L-R) Pax, Zahara, Knox, Shiloh, Maddox and Vivienne (not pictured). The family is seen here in May 2014

Lap of luxury: Life is quite different for Brad, Angelina and their kids (L-R) Pax, Zahara, Knox, Shiloh, Maddox and Vivienne (not pictured). The family is seen here in May 2014

They have also adopted Ethiopian-born sons Caden, nine, and Cruz, eight, who are growing up fast and adapting to life in the US as exclusive pictures of Julie, 47, treating her boys to haircuts at a trendy local barbershop last month show.

And after being encouraged by the good work of Angelina and Brad, the youngest Pitt sibling also works for a charity as a director of the Missouri based I Pour Life, which helps give job skills to people with HIV and leprosy in Ethiopia. 

Brad and Angelina’s brood are no strangers to globetrotting and living in the lap of luxury, and when not at home in their sprawling Hollywood Hills compound the youngsters often spent time with their A-list parents at their French estate Chateau Miraval.

Maddoz, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and Vivienne and Knox, eight, have also enjoyed trips to India, London, Italy, Tokyo, Australia and Maddox’s native Cambodia. 

Close knit: Brad and Julie are seen here with her eldest son Caleb, who is now 21, in a photo from her blog

Close knit: Brad and Julie are seen here with her eldest son Caleb, who is now 21, in a photo from her blog

Just like Brad: Julie adopted Caden and Cruz from Ethiopia. She is shown here taking them to get haircuts in Springfield last month

Just like Brad: Julie adopted Caden and Cruz from Ethiopia. She is shown here taking them to get haircuts in Springfield last month

But in contrast to the Jolie-Pitt house, where there is said to be a lack of rules and set bed times for the youngsters, Julie lives a quiet life in Missouri with her husband and children.

However one thing she definitely has in common with her famous brother and his now estranged wife is a strong desire to help those in need.

Julie is director of the charity I Pour Life and helps run a scheme called 10×10 in the desperately poor town of Korah, which is now helping ten women living with diseases including HIV and leprosy learn a trade so they can support themselves.

The charity also works in El Salvador, in Central America, and runs self-help programmes in her home town, where it is putting the finishing touches to its new headquarters.

So cute: The youngsters, who are eight and nine, are growing up fast and adapting to life in the US

So cute: The youngsters, who are eight and nine, are growing up fast and adapting to life in the US

Big family: Just like her older brother, Brad's sister Julie Neal and her husband Rob have three biological children including twins – daughters Rylie and Josie, both 18, and son Caleb, 21

Big family: Just like her older brother, Brad’s sister Julie Neal and her husband Rob have three biological children including twins – daughters Rylie and Josie, both 18, and son Caleb, 21

Julie also launched the charity Digg Deep which raised $200,000 to build a well in the Ethiopian village of Chuko Wayama where her son Cruz was born.

Jeremy Alvarez who works with Julie at the I Pour Life charity, said: ‘Julie is a really kind and caring person. The charity started off in El Salvador in 2011 and then Julie started working on projects in Ethiopia such as building wells and then we launched there, too.

‘Our work is about teaching people how to be self sufficient. We want people to run their own business or raise chickens, for example.

‘Here in the US we focus on finishing schooling, getting jobs, learning how to manage finances and so on.’ 

Close knit: Rylie is shown here with her adopted little brother as they head out for ice cream

Close knit: Rylie is shown here with her adopted little brother as they head out for ice cream

Brad’s younger brother Doug, 49 – a businessman and father of adult daughters Reagan and Sydney and son Landon – has also got involved with good works, founding the Care to Learn organisation in their home town of Springfield after hearing a story of how a local boy was teased at school because he was so poverty stricken the only pants he had to wear were his mother’s.

Since 2008 Care to Learn has helped thousands of children by providing them with items to further themselves from backpacks to hearing aids. Doug has also helped raise more than $1million for clean water projects in Tanzania.

Brad, Angelina and his brother and sister also donated a million dollars to open a cancer treatment center in his home town named after his mother.

The Jane Pitt Pediatric Center at the Mercy Hospital opened in 2010 and has helped hundreds of local children stricken with cancer, no matter if their families have health insurance or not. The A-list couple have since made further donations to support its work.

Family first: Brad and Angelina, who confirmed their split on Tuesday, are seen here several years ago with Brad's extended family (including Maddox, Pax and Zahara)

Family first: Brad and Angelina, who confirmed their split on Tuesday, are seen here several years ago with Brad’s extended family (including Maddox, Pax and Zahara)

Clashing: While Brad is said to favour rules and have traditional values, Angelina apparently takes a more bohemian approach to parenting

Clashing: While Brad is said to favour rules and have traditional values, Angelina apparently takes a more bohemian approach to parenting

Cancer is a very close subject to Angelina, who has had terrible and unfortunate experiences with the disease. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died after an eight-year battle with ovarian cancer in 2007 and in May 2013 Angelina herself revealed she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy after doctors told her she had a high chance of developing breast cancer.

A family friend of the Pitts said: ‘Brad and Angelina don’t make a big song and dance about their work here and the work they do with their family.

‘All of them are motivated simply by the want to help people a lot less fortunate than themselves. They want to give something back and make the world a better place for their children.

‘None of them see the point in just sitting on their laurels. Julie is a committed Christian and Brad is an atheist but they share they same values. Doug, too. They care about people and want to help.



Following in his footsteps: One thing Julie definitely has in common with her famous brother and his now estranged wife is a strong desire to help those in need

Following in his footsteps: One thing Julie definitely has in common with her famous brother and his now estranged wife is a strong desire to help those in need

‘Brad and Angelina also have a lot of experience with charitable work worldwide now. They appreciate they have been in a very privileged position and have met very important people in many, many countries who are all trying to help. Their advice is invaluable.

‘Needless to say they also have their own multi-cultural family and have adopted children from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia so they have been able to help Julie with that process, too.

‘Speaking candidly, the mid west is not a place where you see many white parents fostering or adopting children of different ethnicities. They hasn’t fazed Julie or Brad one iota, of course.

‘Their adopted children are just as much part of their families as their biological children.’ 

Charitable: Julie is director of the charity I Pour Life and helps run a scheme called 10x10 in the desperately poor town of Korah, which is now helping ten women living with diseases including HIV and leprosy learn a trade so they can support themselves

Charitable: Julie is director of the charity I Pour Life and helps run a scheme called 10×10 in the desperately poor town of Korah, which is now helping ten women living with diseases including HIV and leprosy learn a trade so they can support themselves

However despite appearing to be one of the happiest families in Hollywood, it has been claimed after Angelina filed divorce papers on Monday that she and Brad clashed over their different parenting styles.

A source told DailyMail.com on Tuesday that Angelina ‘is famously against any kind of rules. There are no set bedtimes, and they are allowed to eat what they like. ‘

While Brad has traditional values and is apparently more strict about ‘disciplining’ the children and ‘having rules’, Angelina allegedly disagrees and takes a bohemian approach.

A source told People: ‘Brad has always been stricter. He has wanted the kids to have more structure. Brad will get frustrated sometimes and yell at the kids.

Helping others: Julie also launched the charity Digg Deep which raised $200,000 to build a well in the Ethiopian village of Chuko Wayama where her son Cruz was born

Helping others: Julie also launched the charity Digg Deep which raised $200,000 to build a well in the Ethiopian village of Chuko Wayama where her son Cruz was born

‘Angelina always had a more relaxed attitude when it came to the kids. She definitely never yells.’ 

Brad’s brood spent time in Cambodia while Angelina was directing First They Killed My Father, and a source revealed to DailyMail.com that Angelina would let the youngsters run wild.

‘The children can all be a nightmare apart from Maddox. He’s really, really sweet and nice,’ the insider said. ‘Angie believes everything the children tell her. They can do no wrong in her eyes, everything they say becomes the gospel truth.

‘They’re very hot and cold with all the staff. They’re very physical and boisterous and hard to handle – especially because there’s six of them. The eleven year old [Zahara], is the one who instigates it all.

'They care about people': A family friend said that while Julie is a Christian and Brad is an atheist, they 'share they same values' and 'want to help' those less fortunate than them

'They care about people': A family friend said that while Julie is a Christian and Brad is an atheist, they 'share they same values' and 'want to help' those less fortunate than them

‘They care about people’: A family friend said that while Julie is a Christian and Brad is an atheist, they ‘share they same values’ and ‘want to help’ those less fortunate than them

‘One of the team threw a towel which accidentally hit Vivienne and caused her to trip up. Then Zahara was instructing her what to tell Angie – to say she was eating a biscuit at the time and nearly choked because of it.’

The insider alleged that one of the nannies who is believed to have been helping to take care of the large brood in Cambodia was let go because Angelina thought she had her sights set on Brad.

‘The nannies had it hard,’ the source claimed. ‘One got fired – the kids told Angie she was crushing on Brad, and that was the end of it.’ 

But something that Brad and Angelina could agree on was their charity work.

Spitting image: Brad's businessman brother Doug (seen 2012) founded the Care to Learn organisation in their home town of Springfield

Spitting image: Brad’s businessman brother Doug (seen 2012) founded the Care to Learn organisation in their home town of Springfield

Brad's nieces and nephews: Doug's adult children Sydney, Landon and Reagan are seen here in a photo last year

Brad’s nieces and nephews: Doug’s adult children Sydney, Landon and Reagan are seen here in a photo last year

In 2003 Angelina founded the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in Cambodia, named after the son she and Brad adopted from there, which helps community development and environmental conservation.

The foundation was initially funded with the $14million the couple received for allowing pics of their twins Knox and Vivienne to be used in magazines.

In 2007 she also helped launch the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict which helps provide an education to youngsters who have been affected by wars and natural disasters.

Close knit: Doug took his family to the World War Z premiere in New York City in 2013

Close knit: Doug took his family to the World War Z premiere in New York City in 2013

Angelina additionally travels the world and has visited more than 20 countries in her role as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and  

Brad himself has been the guiding light of The Make It Right Foundation which was started with his $5million grant with the aim of constructing hundreds of ‘green’ homes in the area of New Orleans worst hit by Hurricane Katrina.

He is also one of the founders of the organization Not On Our Watch which aims to prevent genocide around the world.

The couple have also funding an AIDS clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the country where adopted daughter Zahara was born. 

Jet set family: Brad and Angelina's children (shown in 2014) have grown accustomed to globetrotting

Jet set family: Brad and Angelina’s children (shown in 2014) have grown accustomed to globetrotting

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