Angelina Jolie: Brad Pitt And I Are “Dorky Mom And Dad”

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Angelina Jolie WSJ Magazine Interview

By Shari Weiss |

Angelina Jolie WSJ Magazine Interview


Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt are a “dorky mom and dad.”

Jolie makes the comments in the November issue of WSJ. Magazine, which has named her its Entertainment/Film Innovator of the Year. She was actually honored by Robert De Niro at the Innovator Awards on Wednesday, where she was accompanied by Pitt. And he, too, spoke to the outlet.

Reflecting on their home life with six children, Jolie shares, “We wake up, we make breakfast. In our domestic life, we’re Mom and Dad. And often we’re dorky Mom and Dad, which the kids find ridiculous.” And with the star’s recent health battles, it’s become more important than ever to have normalcy at home.

“I want to make sure my kids are never worried about me. Even if I’m going through something, I make sure they are very aware that I’m totally fine,” says Jolie. “I’ll stop and make a joke, I talk to them. I never, ever want them to have that secret worry and feel that they have to take care of me.”

Pitt also reveals, “When Angie has a day off, the first thing she does is get up and take the kids out. This is the most important ‘to do’ of the day. No matter how tired she might be, she plans outings for each and all.”

“She has an incredible knack for inventing crazy experiences for them, something new, something fresh,” he continues. “I may be the bigger goof of the pair, but she invents the stage.” And of Jolie’s decision to go public with her mastectomy and ovarian surgeries, Pitt says, “She’s never been a person who hides. She’s utterly forthcoming and sincere about who she is.”

He goes on, “You have to understand that this is a woman who never knew she’d make it to 40. This is a woman who had watched her mother, aunt and grandmother become sick and eventually succumb, all at an early age. Her drive, her absolute value in herself, is defined by the impact she can have during her time here — for her kids and for the underprivileged and those suffering injustices.”

Jolie and Pitt will have the world premiere of their movie By The Sea on Thursday night. TELL US: What do you think of the couple opening up about their home life?


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