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Originally posted 12/05/2011 10:35AM
Hey, those people in the movies are getting married. Why aren't Mom and Dad?
That's the question Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children have started asking, according to the actress, whose stance on marriage is the subject of intense interest outside the household as well.
"They have asked, yeah, because ... people get married in the movies," Jolie, 36, tells Nightline in an interview airing Monday. "Shrek and Fiona are married, you know?"
So, how does she respond? By explaining that you don't have to be married to be committed to a partner or your family.
Originally posted 09/15/2011 03:00PM
Brad Pitt may appear to be on top of the world, but he insists that happiness is "overrated."
"I put much more emphasis on being a satisfied man," the actor, 47, tells Parade magazine in a revealing interview that will be published Sunday. "I'm satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much."
Pitt describes his partner, Angelina Jolie, as "such a great mom," and says starting a family with her was "one of the greatest, smartest things I ever did."
"A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss," he adds. "That's the trade-off."
Originally posted 09/04/2011 03:00PM
Was it ladies day out for the Jolie-Pitts?
Shiloh, Zahara and Vivienne were glued to Angelina Jolie as they exited a showing of the Smurfs movie in London.
Jolie held onto youngest daughter Vivienne, 3, and squeezed 6-year-old Zahara's hand, while Shiloh, 5, led the way – blanket in hand, thumb in mouth!
They did have some male escorts though: Papa Pitt with Pax and Knox weren't far behind.
Originally posted 08/24/2011 01:30PM
When your parents are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, you're guaranteed to get a taste of different cultures around the world.
But one member of the Jolie-Pitt brood seems to have taken that one step further.
On Monday, the architecture-loving Pitt and Jolie booked a private tour of Hill House, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed home in Helensburgh, Scotland, near where the family is staying. Afterward, the couple was spotted picking up souvenirs at the gift shop (including novelty pencils for the kids), and sat down to a traditional supper, where Maddox showed off his surprisingly sophisticated palate.
Originally posted 08/19/2011 07:30AM
As if arriving in Glasgow by privately chartered train wasn't special enough, the Jolie-Pitts are now settling comfortably into a rented country estate that includes a 16th century mansion.
Set among rolling Ayrshire hills, their latest homestead property is dotted with cows, horses and heather. Pheasants freely roam the 10-acre garden where the children can go trout fishing – something Brad was spotted doing with Maddox, 10, and Pax, 7, Wednesday morning – or frolic among the flowerbeds, as Angelina did with 3-year-old Knox on Thursday.
Should the family – which also includes Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, Vivienne, 3 – want to venture off-site for toy shopping or riding at nearby horse stables, they have until Pitt wraps his filming of World War Z in the next few weeks.
Originally posted 08/16/2011 03:00PM
Brad Pitt has described his family as being like "a military mobile unit" when they're on the road.
Tuesday they proved it by boarding a privately hired train to take them and the World War Z crew from London to Glasgow, where Pitt, 47, is filming next.
"Three cars suddenly drove onto the platform from the street, pulled up alongside the train and then they all got out," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Brad was in one car with some of the kids and Angelina was in another with the others. They were all smiling and looked really happy, but then I suppose it's not every day that a kid gets to have their own train to play with!"
Adds the onlooker: "They had a huge entourage of about 20-30 people with them."
Originally posted 08/04/2011 02:00PM
Shopping brings joy to most ladies and Angelina Jolie is no exception.
She was spotted on Thursday in one of the world's largest toy shops, Hamleys on Regent Street in London, with daughter Zahara, 6½. Perhaps the duo were picking out the perfect gift for big brother Maddox, who turns 10 Friday.
"It was a very private visit," the Hamleys spokesperson told PEOPLE. But Jolie and her eldest daughter were all smiles as they chatted with other toy store patrons, and Zahara snacked on a candy cane.
The family is in the U.K. while Pitt films his zombie flick, World War Z. He was photographed in Falmouth Thursday, shooting aboard the SD Salmoor, which was covered in fake snow.
– Monique Jessen and Peter Mikelbank
Originally posted 06/15/2011 04:00PM
The Jolie-Pitt clan is having another overseas adventure.
On Saturday Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flew with their six kids to Malta, where the actor is filming his latest film World War Z.
After lunching with cast members at Palazzo Parisio on Tuesday, the actor headed to the Splash and Fun Park to meet Jolie and kids Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, Knox, 2, and Vivienne, 2.
"She didn't go in the water. She was walking around basically taking care of her kids," says one observer who spotted Jolie. "And they were running around. They were well behaved, running around and they were having fun."
Originally posted 08/09/2010 07:00AM
He still has a way to go before he can get a driver's license, but Maddox Jolie-Pitt, who turned 9 on Aug. 5, hit the race track during a belated birthday celebration with his family on Saturday.
Dad Brad, mom Angelina, brother Pax, 6, and sisters Zahara, 5, and Shiloh, 4, joined Maddox and friends for a private party at Go Kart World in Carson, Calif.
"Brad and Angie rented the whole park, and it was closed down to the public to make sure that Maddox and his friends would be able to have a fun party in private," a source tells PEOPLE. "Maddox was very excited about his party and spent a lot of time racing his friends in the kiddy karts on the Mini Indy Track. The kids had the best time, and Maddox even got a trophy at the end of the party for being such a good racer."
Originally posted 07/28/2010 10:05AM
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