Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt’s grandparents include actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.
On her adoptive mother Angelina Jolie’s side:
On her adoptive father’s side, her grandparents are William Alvin Pitt and Jane Etta Pitt. William Alvin Pitt was a proprietor of a trucking company, and Jane Etta (née Hillhouse), was a school counselor.
Zahara’s adoption initially sparked controversy as she was thought to be an AIDS orphan. Recent revelations from her biological mother, Mentewab Dawit Lebiso, shed light on the complex circumstances surrounding Zahara’s birth. Despite the challenges, both Angelina Jolie and Mentewab Dawit Lebiso express gratitude for the love and care Zahara receives.
In 2017, Zahara’s grandmother put forth a heartwarming plea for Angelina Jolie to facilitate contact between Zahara and her Ethiopian family. Jolie has been dedicated to ensuring her adopted children are connected to their cultural roots, making trips to Ethiopia to celebrate adoption anniversaries.