Angelina Jolie speaks out about her love life, and parenting life.
It might seem hard to remember the days before “Brangelina,” but for Angelina Jolie, those days were a very harsh reality. In fact, the 38-year-old actress and mother of six told ELLE Magazine she thought she would never have kids or find love, a shocking revelation for the many who adore the actress known for her beauty and humanitarianism.
"I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person," Jolie said. "Having come from a broken home -- you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don't look for them."
The days of the Jolie that once wore her husband’s blood around her neck were the days of a lost girl attempting to find freedom, she said.
But in 2005 her relationship with Brad Pitt was sparked, the same year the duo’s movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith was released. Shortly after news of their love came out, there wasn’t much else to remember except the name Brangelina.
"You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other," Jolie says of her relationship with Pitt. "(Y)ou challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy. After all these years, we have history -- and when you have history with somebody, you're friends in such a very real, deep way that there's such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together."
But for a relationship founded in the midst of show business, Jolie said the world she lives in is not one she hopes for for her children, despite the undeniable presence it has in their lives.
In fact, Jolie’s daughter Vivienne co-stars beside her in the upcoming movie Maleficent, and two of her other children, Zahara and Pax, also make an appearance in the film. But Jolie and Pitt made a decision to keep things neutral when it comes to allowing the world of show business to influence their children. Jolie said the pair doesn’t keep their children from sets and “the fun of making movies,” but noted they don’t “glorify” it either.
“We wouldn't make it a good thing or a bad thing," Jolie said. "But I would really prefer they do something else.”
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