Sibling relationships can be complicated at the best of times, so just imagine the dynamics in a household like the international Brangelina brood. With Shiloh born in Namibia, Zahara in Ethiopia, twins Vivienne and Knox in France, and Pax and Maddox from Vietnam and Cambodia respectively, sibling rivalries must be like international warfare. Fortunately, there are also plenty of strong allegiances – most noticeably between the African nations, Ethiopia and Namibia (Shiloh and Zahara, in case you’re not following). With Shiloh already making international headlines in 2021 after an abrupt image change , STYLE takes a closer look at the pair’s sisterly bond to see just what makes Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s two children so close. Who did Ivanka Trump date before Jared Kushner? They’re always together With a brood of six in tow, it’s impossible for Jolie to keep the family together for every excursion and red carpet event. But over the years, it’s clear that Zahara and Shiloh stick together when accompanying their famous mum. From countless shopping trips to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, the adorable siblings clearly keep each other close. Just last month, the two were snapped on a shopping trip with mum Angelina in Los Angeles. Shiloh, dressed in shredded jeans, a hoodie and pink trainers, stayed by her sister’s side as they passed by shop windows. Earlier in January, Zahara and Shiloh made another rare public appearance visiting an Ethiopian design boutique in Los Angeles alongside mum Jolie (she does carry the purse, after all). They’re close in age View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shiloh Jolie Pitt (@shiloh.jolie.pitt) Zahara, 16, was adopted in 2005 when she was only six months old, and Shiloh, 14, was born in 2006, so the pair are close in age. Having grown up together during the height of the Brangelina media circus must’ve only made their bond stronger. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s 2020 wrapped: everything we learned about the LGBTQ+ icon They’re both African-born OK, Namibia is in southern Africa and Ethiopia in East Africa, so they’re not exactly neighbours, but it’s still worth noting that both were born on the African continent. Zahara was born in Ethiopia in January 2005, and Jolie flew over in July to adopt her. She was originally named Zahara Marley Jolie, and later renamed to Jolie-Pitt after Pitt also adopted her in 2006. In May 2006, the then-couple flew down to Swakopmund in Namibia, where Jolie gave birth to their first biological child, Shiloh . Jolie filmed Beyond Borders in the African nation a few years prior, and was inspired to give birth there by the country’s beauty. As an ambassador for the UN refugee agency, Jolie has also widely been praised for her commitment to Africa. They played sports together View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shiloh Jolie Pitt (@shiloh.jolie.pitt) Shiloh and Zahara both played football for many years and were often photographed practising side by side. The siblings even competed together, making dad Pitt proud of their skills, according to America’s OK! Magazine . The Beckham boys better watch out. 7 real-life Crazy Rich Asians we’d love to see in Bling Empire: NYC They share the same celebrity pals The Brangelina brood may not be your typical Hollywood types, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have famous friends. Zahara and Shiloh are both close with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown , and have even been photographed leaving a cinema together. Brown even posted a rare photo of them all together on social media, captioned: “Happy #BestFriends4Ever Day!” Shiloh and Zahara were also spotted hanging out with Pakistani-Canadian actress and Unicef Youth Advocate Saara Chaudry on multiple occasions. Chaudry was introduced into Brangelina’s inner circle after she starred in Jolie’s film The Breadwinner in 2017. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shiloh Jolie Pitt (@shiloh.jolie.pitt) Harry Styles’ 5 biggest headline-sparking surprises Surgery buddies For last year’s International Women’s Day, Jolie penned an essay for Time magazine in which she revealed that two of her children underwent surgeries. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shiloh Jolie Pitt (@shiloh.jolie.pitt) “I have spent the last two months in and out of surgeries with my eldest daughter, and days ago watched her younger sister go under the knife for a hip surgery,” she wrote. Entertainment Tonight later disclosed that it was Zahara and Shiloh who underwent surgery. Understandably, the experience brought the two even closer together. “I saw how all my girls so easily stopped everything and put each other first, and felt the joy of being of service to those they love,” Jolie said in the essay. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .