Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt have been widely considered as one of the ideal couples in Hollywood today. With both artists successful in their chosen careers, the two are applauded for their efforts to give back to society in the form of charity work and donations. However, Pitt and Jolie's most challenging roles would be serving as parents to their children. The couple has six kids at the moment.
Jolie shared in an interview with The Daily Telegraph that one of the most monumental things she and Pitt did together "was when he adopted the kids. That was something. Because you can always get divorced, but you can't walk away from parenting." The actress added, "That was a big, not a hard, thing, but I really wanted to make sure that nothing would go wrong for the kids."
The Maleficent star then compared her parenting style with that of her mother's way. Calling her mom "very soft and sweet," Jolie disclosed that motherhood is a learning process for her. She shared, "My mother's whole life was motherhood, and she was very soft and sweet. Obviously, I'm very affectionate with my kids, but I don't know if I take care of them, or they take care of me."
The actress added, "I feel like Mad [Maddox] and I have grown up together, and he kind of taught me how to raise him." Pitt and Jolie have three biological children: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, 9, and 7-year-old twins Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt. The couple's adopted children are Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, 14, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, 11, and Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, 10.
As for Pitt, Jolie described her husband as a wonderful man who has proven his sincerity of standing by her through thick and thin. In previous years, it had been reported that the actress opted to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent herself from falling victim to cancer. This decision, according to the 'Mr and Mrs Smith' star, was backed by her husband who reminded her of the things he loves about their marriage and life as a couple.
"[Brad] made it very, very clear to me that what he loved and what was a woman to him was somebody who was smart, and capable, and cared about her family, that it's not about your physical body," she shared. Jolie added, "So I knew through the surgeries that this wasn't going to be something that made me feel like less of a woman, because my husband wouldn't let that happen."
Meanwhile, Jolie is now seen to be veering away from her usual films and focusing more on projects close to her heart. Apart from being more selective of her films these days, the star also shared that her priority is to spend as much time with her children. Hence, some of her professional decisions are dependent on her kids' schedules.
"I'm now doing films that really matter to me and I can enjoy with my children," Jolie stated, according to Daily Record UK. She went on to say, "If something inconveniences my children too much or takes me away from them, I won't do it. When I was younger I was testing myself and questioning everything but now it's less about that and more about these years of my life with my family."