Brad Pitt: Fatherhood Made Me “Richest Man Alive”

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Brad Pitt Psychologies November 2014

By Michael Lewittes

Brad Pitt Psychologies November 2014


Brad Pitt says being a father has made him the “richest man alive.” The Fury star opens up about his wife Angelina Jolie and their six children in the November issue of Psychologies.

“Being a father has changed me on so many levels and made me more generous and alive,” he says. “I see my children as an essential part of my life, and it means so much to be able to educate them and help them make their way in the world as they grow up.” Pitt notes, “I love being a father and all the responsibilities that entails.”

The actor further gushes that his new wife inspires him to be a better dad and more helpful partner. “Angelina is just amazing,” he says. “I’ll be tired and lie down on the sofa and then she’ll keep going until late at night. And that makes me feel like, ‘Why am I taking it easy?’ so I’ll go help out and play with the boys and get them to bed.” He adds, “You realize that you always have the energy inside you, and as a parent you need to have a lot of willpower.”

Pitt admits that he worries about his kids “all the time,” but he knows that comes with being a father. “That’s the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after,” he explains. “I care about them more than I care about myself, which I think is the real definition of love. You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family.”

Pitt tells the magazine, “You learn to value the basic beauty of family, of watching your children grow and evolve. It’s the most beautiful thing you can experience.” He adds, “I feel like the richest man alive since I’ve become a father.”

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