Angelina Jolie treated daughter Zahara to a shopping spree at an upscale boutique then bought bagels from a street vendor… before making the teen’s health battle public
Angelina Jolie was spotted spending quality time with her daughter Zahara in New York City earlier this month.
The mother-daughter duo was first seen shopping at designer Gabriela Hearst’s store on Madison Avenue before leaving with a large bag of purchases and making a quick stop at a bagel cart.
The 46-year-old actress’ trip with her eldest daughter, 16, comes not long after she claimed that her child recently had surgery and was the focus of racial bias because of her skin color.
Quality time: Angelina Jolie was spotted spending time with her eldest daughter Zahara during a shopping trip in New York City earlier this month
Jolie was dressed in a stark white t-shirt that was tucked into a sizable and flowing gray skirt that obscured her sculpted legs.
The Lara Croft: Tomb Raider star continued her neutral-toned ensemble with a pair of light beige high-heeled shoes that added an element of flat color to her outfit.
Her beautiful brunette locks cascaded onto her shoulders, and she kept a purse with a chain-link strap over her left shoulder as well as a large bag of purchases on her right.
The Academy Award-winning performer kept a light gray face mask on for the length of her outing to keep herself protected from COVID-19.
Eye-catching ensemble: The Lara Croft: Tomb Raider star wore a white t-shirt that was tucked into a flowing gray skirt while hanging out with her daughter
Staying safe: Both the Academy Award-winning actress and her daughter wore facial coverings to keep themselves protected from COVID-19 while in public
Jolie shares Zahara with her estranged husband, Brad Pitt, from whom she filed for divorce in 2016.
The performer recently spoke about how Zahara was the focus of racial bias from a medical practitioner while conducting an interview with Malone Mukwende for Time.
During the sit-down, she noted that, as her kids come from different parts of the world, she understood that skin conditions would look different on each of them.
‘I have children from different backgrounds, and I know when there was a rash that everybody got, it looked drastically different depending on their skin color,’ she noted.
Former couple: Jolie shares her adopted and biological children with her estranged husband, Brad Pitt, from whom she separated in 2019
However, Jolie expressed that, when Zahara went in for a procedure, a medical practitioner did not take her skin color into account, which she took as an admission of innate racial bias.
She recalled: ‘Whenever I looked at medical charts, the reference point was always white skin. Recently my daughter Zahara, whom I adopted from Ethiopia, had surgery, and afterward a nurse told me to call them if her skin “turned pink.”‘
Mukwende sympathized with the actress’ daughter and noted: ‘There’s a language and a culture that exists in the medical profession…and because we are still doing it so many years later it doesn’t seem like it’s a problem.’
Jolie has been single since splitting from Pitt, but before she met him the star had an active love life.
Prior to becoming involved with the Inglourious Basterds star Pitt, Jolie was married to her Hackers costar Jonny Lee Miller from 1996 until 1999, although they remained close friends after their separation – she was seen entering his apartment building last week with a bottle of wine.
Moving quickly: The former couple costarred in 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith and went on to welcome a total of six children into their lives before they eventually split up
Following her split from her first husband, the actress dated around before tying the knot with her Pushing Tin castmate Billy Bob Thornton in 2000.
The two went on to announce that they would be adopting a child whom they named Maddox, currently aged 19, from Cambodia before they split up and divorced in 2003.
Jolie went on to become romantically linked to Pitt, 57, in 2005 after they costarred in the action-comedy flick Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Speaking out: Jolie recently discussed how Zahara recently had surgery and was the subject of racial bias during an interview with medical student Malone Mukwende for Time
The Golden Globe-winning actress subsequently adopted Zahara during a visit to Ethiopia in July of that year, and Pitt stepped in to formally adopt the now-16-year-old the following year.
The couple eventually welcomed three biological children of their own during their time together, namely daughter Shiloh, aged 15, in 2006 and twins Knox and Vivienne, aged 12, in 2008.
The pair also adopted a son named Pax, currently aged 17, in between the births of their own kids, in 2007.
Jolie and Pitt separated in 2019, and the actor recently won a lengthy legal battle where he was awarded joint custody of the children.
The actress notably objected to her former husband being able to take care of their kids, citing a 2016 incident where he allegedly abused one of his children on a private jet, of which he was eventually cleared.
Problematic: The actress spoke about how her daughter had developed a skin condition, but when she ‘looked at medical charts, the reference point was always white skin’; she is seen with her children in 2019
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