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Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
Originally posted 01/09/2012 02:00PM
Angelina Jolie is as well known for her work helping refugees around the world as she is for making movies. But she'll let her kids decide for themselves whether they want to follow in her activist footsteps.
"I'm not one of those moms who kind of lectures [my kids]," Jolie, 36, told reporters on Saturday at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs Film Festival. "But I do tell them, whenever I go on a trip, where I'm going and why. And on some occasions, they've come with me to different refugee camps. And they also go to their home countries a lot."
The actress, who wore an Elie Saab gown to the festival's awards gala, has faith her little ones will make decisions based on what they see in their day-to-day lives.
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 12/04/2011 09:55AM
Kermit, Fozzie and Miss Piggy, please meet Angelina Jolie and son Pax, 8, and daughters Zahara, 6, and Shiloh, 5, who were out on a movie date in Manhattan on Saturday afternoon.
Their flick of choice? The family holiday hit The Muppets.
One witness at the Clearview Cinemas on East 62nd Street told PEOPLE that the concession-stand snacks of choice were five orders of popcorn, five cups of Sprite and one box of Twizzlers. (Another adult woman accompanied the group to the show.)
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 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 07/28/2010 10:05AM
She is one of the most fortunate, and best looking, women on the planet. Angelina Jolie's secret tip for staying that way? Living life to its fullest – and hanging with her and Brad Pitt's household of children.
Four of the six young Jolie-Pitts – Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, and Shiloh, 4 – accompanied the star, 34, on the Tokyo leg of her promo tour for the new thriller Salt, and, says the mom, they put a smile on her face.
"I woke up with my kids and played all morning, so I'm full of happy thoughts of them and life and so I feel happy, and I think that translates," she said at a press conference when asked how she looks so good.
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