01:17 PM EDT 05/23/2013
Originally posted 05/14/2013 08:25AM
Even as Angelina Jolie began the process of having a preventative double mastectomy on Feb. 2, life for her six children with Brad Pitt has remained the same.
"Things have appeared normal. The kids have kept their schedules as usual," a source tells PEOPLE. "They have been in school during the day and have attended after-school activities like they always do."
Less than two weeks later, on Valentine's Day, Jolie and Pitt took their 4-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox, to the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, where the family explored the dinosaur hall and Discovery Center.
Originally posted 11/26/2012 02:45PM
While most Americans celebrated Thanksgiving with family on Thursday, Brad Pitt spent his holiday with zombies on the set of World War Z in London.
"I didn't know it was Thanksgiving until like midday. Until [the] afternoon," he told PEOPLE in an interview for the coming issue.
"When you're overseas, they don't celebrate it in England. And [Angelina Jolie] and some of the kids are overseas in Cambodia this week, working on the [The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation] there," he said. "It completely escaped me until someone brought me some English pumpkin pie."
Originally posted 11/13/2012 01:00PM
Santa Claus can look forward to receiving something special himself this Christmas – six handcrafted letters from Angelina Jolie and her children from the heart of rural Kent, England.
Jolie and all six of her children – Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – made a special visit to the village of Littlebourne in Kent to send Santa their Christmas letters on Friday. And locals were thrilled to catch a glimpse of the famous family.
Originally posted 10/30/2012 02:35PM
What better holiday for Maleficent and her brood?
During a high-spirited shopping expedition Sunday, Angelina Jolie – who plays Sleeping Beauty's evil queen in the upcoming live-action Disney movie Maleficent – and three of her six children with Brad Pitt hit the Halloween Adventure Superstore in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
"Halloween is a big deal for the kids. There are decorations everywhere at the house and the kids are already dressing up," a family source tells PEOPLE. "They will have a party at school and will also go trick-or-treating with their friends on Halloween. The kids are all very excited."
Originally posted 10/09/2012 03:30PM
When it comes to taking on a role, Brad Pitt has a lot to consider, specifically his family.
In Interview's October/November issue, Pitt talks to Guy Ritchie about balancing his acting career with his love for producing films and his family.
"There are always creative issues, but those practical issues are also significant: who you're going to be with, where you're going to be together, how everyone's schedules line up, how long it's going to take you away from your family," says Ritchie.
Originally posted 08/26/2012 03:00PM
Vive le weekend!
Angelina Jolie, fiancé Brad Pitt and four of their children surprised locals on Saturday when they visited the coastal town of Le Touquet, France for some family fun.
Jolie, who visited Le Touquet last September, flew her family from London to the beach town via helicopter and played tour guide as she led her brood to some of her favorite spots.
Originally posted 04/18/2012 01:15PM
Forget Disneyland – now that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged they're off to the Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.
"We were informed that they arrived at the airport in Baltra yesterday," a source in the mayor's office of Santa Cruz tells PEOPLE. "Then they made their way over to a villa in the Galápagos Islands."
Their destination is reportedly the exclusive Royal Palm Hotel, and they arrived in style, first to Baltra, Ecuador, on a private jet – and then, according to Ecuador's El Universo, on board the Reina Silvia, one of the area's most luxurious yachts.
Originally posted 04/13/2012 04:45PM
Congratulations are in order for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who confirmed their engagement to PEOPLE on Friday.
But the couple, who've been together since 2005, have had plenty to say on the subject of marriage over the years – namely why they weren't going to do it.
Citing lack of marriage equality and the commitment of parenting their six children, the two have celebrated their partnership in the press even as they (mostly) said they had no plans to walk down the aisle.
Here's a chronological look back at how they've addressed their feelings about marriage over the years:
Originally posted 03/08/2012 11:10AM
Jacques be nimble, Jacques be quick!
Three of the Jolie-Pitt children took a field trip to the market in New Orleans on Wednesday, bringing along their English bulldog, Jacques, for the snack run.
On the walk, the kids – Maddox, 10, Zahara, 7, and Shiloh, 5 – each took a turn holding the leash, guiding Jacques as he sniffed around the Big Easy.
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.
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