Brad Pitt: I Know My Family Seems Extreme

Brad Pitt and superstar Angelina Jolie have six kids – Maddox, Zahara and Pax who are adopted from three different countries and biological children Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox. The actor acknowledges that his family is unusual, but says it was exactly as he planned it.

“I know it seems extreme from the outside, but I’ve always kind of operated this way,” he said. “When I know, I know, and why mess around?”

The Tree Of Life actor says that memories of a friend’s family inspired him to someday have a large brood of his own. “I had a friend who had a big family when I was a kid. I just loved the chaos around the breakfast table and the fighting and the ribbing, and the mom making pancakes for everyone or the dad making pancakes,” he recalls.

“And I just decided then if I was ever going to do it – this left some indelible mark on me – if I was ever going to do it, that’s the way I was going to do it.”

Brad and Angie are in Cannes this week to promote Tree Of Life and Kung Fu Panda 2 and revealed that they are hoping to make another movie together soon, mainly to have a schedule that is easier on their kids.

“We’re not ones to repeat ourselves, but we’d like to, because right now, we’re hopscotching with films so one can be with the kids and one’s free to work,” Brad said. “And why aren’t we doing them together? Why aren’t we doing everything together?”

Filed under: Angelina Jolie,Brad Pitt

Photo credit: Fame

  • Anonymous

    Last I checked, they’re not married.

    That said, awwwww! “Why aren’t we doing everything together?” So sweet. These two have a lot (A LOT) of naysayers out there, and I just really hope they prove everybody wrong and last forever. Their family is adorable. Who knows, maybe in 25 years, we’ll be on this site looking at pictures of them with their grandchildren.

  • tiki

    fyi, brad and angelina are not married. unless someone has gotten the inside scoop?

  • rollingstone

    Yeah, right. “Unusual”? The only thing unusual about their family is that they can afford to pay someone else to raise all those kids. And yeah, Brad, you “go for it” when you see something you want–obviously. Why bother waiting for a divorce from your first wife when you can bang some filthy whore like Jolie? I don’t care how beautiful she is or how many kids she adopts–she’s a disgusting homewrecking pig and she WILL burn in Hell for screwing a married man. I used to big a big Brad Pitt fan, but now I can’t watch him in anything at all. And I REFUSE to watch any movie that features Jolie–her physical beauty and financial ability to adopt a bunch of kids don’t blind me to the fact that she is a PIG.

    • Anonymous

      So she’s a PIG and he isn’t. Not saying what either of them did is right, but as is typical it seems you go hard of the offending woman and let the guy off with a slap on the hand. If she’s a whore, so is he. If she WILL burn in hell then so WILL he. If you REFUSE to watch any of her movies then you should REFUSE to watch his (not a wimpy “I can’t”). His physical beauty and financial ability to adopt a bunch of kids should also not blind you to calling him out as a PIG.

      • Anonymous

        Well put!!!

    • Anonymous

      Did Jen wait for a divorce before she hooked up with Vince Vaughn because there were pics of her dry humping VV on a hotel balcony months before the divorce? Do you refuse to watch Paul Newman , Tom Hanks, Rita wilson, Julia Roberts, Liz Taylor, Liam Neeson(Natasha was married) movies too

      • Anonymous

        The article is about raising a large family, stop bringing up the past!!! Angie & Brad have a beautiful family!

      • Anonymous

        The article is about raising a large family, stop bringing up the past!!! Angie & Brad have a beautiful family!

      • Anonymous

        There are no pics of Jennifer romantically together with Vince Vaughn before the divorce was granted in October 2005. There are photos of them in character filming a movie in the summer of 2005, but not of them privately. Even these on set pics came months after Pitt and Jolie were photographed playing happy families with Maddox on a beach in Africa…less than a month after Jennifer had filed for divorce.

        I can appreciate their humanitarian efforts – the help they do, not the PR they strive for in doing it. But I don’t respect these two and can’t fawn all over them simply because they recklessly adopted and birthed children just after getting together while he was still married. It seems to me that just because they have children people like to place them on some sort of pedestal.

    • Janna

      Here’s something that I taught my kids that might serve you well: Unless you are the person who had sex with someone for money, or unless you saw with your own eyes that someone had sex with a bunch of people, you never call someone a whore. You have *no* firsthand knowledge that she’s a whore, which means you’re just repeating a rumor, and that is a pretty nasty thing to do.

      You also were not involved in his marriage. You have no idea what went on there.

      Lastly, if you’re going to classlessly call her a whore and a pig, the least you could do is call him the same thing. After all, *he* is the one who broke his marriage vows (according to you).

    • Anonymous

      The name-calling is so mature.

      I love Brad, I love Angelina, I love Jennifer (I saw her and Brad irl back in 2000 and thought they looked stunning together), but it’s their private life and we don’t know what really went on between them other than what the tabloids feed us so why get upset over it. I don’t pretend to know what happened between Brand and Jen, but I do know that a couple doesn’t have to get divorced for the relationship to end, just like marriage doesn’t necessarily mean the start of a relationship.

      • Trish

        I totally agree, the past is the past, this is about families, children etc, stop the vulgar name calling! Kudos to Brad and Angelina, six kids is heard work.

  • Anonymous

    Guess it doesn’t matter to what detriment it is to the other kids in the family, when you adopt/birth so many kids in a short period of time (5 kids in a 2.5 year time span), before they can adjust to the change…those children had no choice, because their mother went from one addiction (drugs) to collecting children…to fill that empty void she has within herself.

    Also, these kids have absolutely no stability.

    He thinks its all fun and games, because he has a gaggle of nannies to take care of all of them, to see to their basic needs on a daily basis, and they have no say in how they are dragged all over the world…but at some point all 6 of them are going to be teenagers. Rebellious teenagers….with minds, thoughts and wants of their own.

    We will see how their upbringing, has affected these children, when they become socially inept, unbalanced adults.

    • Anonymous

      so adopting 3 ( 2001, 2005, 2007)kids in 6 years is addictive so Mia Farrow is an addict too with her 10 adopted kids and so is Marie Osmond.

    • Janna

      It’s nice that a scholar who had studied Jolie-Pitt family in depth is here to give their opinion.

      Have you done any other studies about people involved in close adoptions and world-traveling that you might want to share? Do you have any source of reference for your comments? Do you have any proof that their children will be socially inept and (this one is funny) unbalanced?

      Or, as we all already know, are you just blowing off steam projecting some unhappiness or jealously in your own life onto a family you really know nothing about? Yeah…. that’s what I thought.

      • Anonymous

        Why is it “funny” that someone mentioned unbalanced? One could say that there is a chance of that just based on the known past mental health problems of their mother… So not even including the strange lifestyle these kids lead because of their parents, which will no doubt influnce their lives in some bad ways. Hopefully in some good too, but that is not what people are worried about…

  • lila

    socially inept, unbalanced adult???? whats wrong with you? how many people are raised in a “normal” way and turn up a dissaster???? i think it’s so easy for all of you to judge, about brad and jen none of us know what was going on with their marriage, and about them adopting many kids i don’t think thats bad, u don’t know them, i hate how people are so quick to judge when you only see a bit of their lives, you don’t know how things work at their house. Is as if judge you for your comments here, so stupid!

  • Anonymous

    lol at the bitterness quotes^^ this family is lovley I wish them all the happiness.

  • Marsha Takeda-Morrison

    Anonymous – You’re right, they haven’t tied the knot! Always seem to think of them as being a married couple.

  • Anonymous

    I would go nuts if I worked with my husband, personally. I truly believe the reason we get along so well is because we have our separate ‘lives’, as in, jobs, friends, etc.

    That being said, if they think they can do it, more power to ’em!

  • Anonymous

    This couple divides people to two different groups:those who love them and those who hate them. I personally belong to the group who loves them. They may be the world´s most followed couple but outside the public eye they´re just like any father and mother to their children. And who cares that half of those children are adopted and half are biological. They still love them all equally and it´s easy to see whenever there are pics of the whole family together as a one big happy group or in smaller groups. Anonymous @07:17 – I totally agree with you. I can well imagine Brad and Angie in 25 years going out with their grandchildren. My God those children – no matter adopted or biological – will sure have gorgeous children.

    • Janna

      I think there’s a third group: Those that like some of what they don’t, don’t like some of what they do, and recognize that most of what they do is nobody’s business!!

  • Anonymous

    That so sweet and reports say wife or husband a lot when they ask Brad or Angelina questions about the other. Ashamed that such a sweet and innocent comment can bring out such hate in no name people.

  • Anonymous

    And to to people comPlaining about them having so many kids, they’d already have three if they weren’t adopting anyways. AND Angelina already had two before her and brad had three and adopted only one. I don’t get the negativity towards them.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous 10:35am@ You are just too funny I’m mean your such a drama queen and there are tone of people all over the world who have kids in footsteps do you and a problem with them too or just Angelina because you seem to pace the blame on her and not Brad (children…to fill that empty void she has within herself.) Brad was their too he help create 3 of those kids and adopted 2 with her, she didn’t do it by herself. Many celeb kids travel with their parents not just the Jolie-Pitt kids Hugh Jackman, Salma Hayek, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp and Kate Hudson ex… not even including the musicians who kids go on tour with them . So none of the kids have stable live and will rebellious teenagers be inept, unbalanced adults according to you.

  • Anonymous

    Angelina Jolie :
    1. stole Laura Dern’s fiancee in 1999, which is Billy Bob Thornton, and Jolie married him a year later
    2. stole Jennifer Anniston’s husband in 2005, which is Brad Pitt, and they have a child a year later


    • Anonymous

      Laura Dern had an affair with BBT when he was married to to his 4th wife, she also had an affair with Ben Harper when his wife was pregnant. Please pick another example, dear.Please also don’t mention Anistons friends Courtney and and her affair w/ married Michael Keaton and Sheryl Crow- so I guess like AJ they are homewreckers too.BTW how do you steal a grown man at gunpoint?

    • Anonymous

      GROW UP!

  • Ray

    Anonymous 10:35am @Michael Douglas oldest son stable life never travels with his father he turned out just find (serving five years dealing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine.) Laurence Fishburne daughter had a stable life also didn’t travel her father when he filmed movies and she also turned out just find (in a hardcore sex porn film) My point being you never know how your kids are going to turn out you just hope you did your best as a parent and that they make the right decision in life and stay away from the wrong kind of people.

    Do you feel the same way about Nicole Richie and Johnny Depp as you do Angelina Jolie because Nicole went from no kids to two kids in less than 1.5 years and she had a troubled past, was she too collecting children…to fill that empty void she has within herself or did she just grow up and realize that there are more important thing in life then (partying and drugs). Same thing with Johnny Depp he also had a troubled past with (drugs) grow up and change his life around.

  • Anonymous

    THE BEST FOR THEM….His sister adopt TWO children…

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous1:22pm@ You can’t still a man and Laura Dern’s got with her husband Ben Harper when he was still married and his wife was 7 months pregnant and got pregnant herself months later.

    I love how you place none of the blame on the man, are you Chelsea Handler if not you would make good friends both bitter.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous 10:35am @Heidi Klum has 4 kids and 3 of them in 3 year is she too collecting children…to fill that empty void she has within herself .

  • Cabos

    It takes two to tango folks, is this news to any of you?

    As for the kids, i remember Demi Moore made a big pause in her career to have and raise her three daughters and be with them while growing up, and what good did it do? Look at them now.

    Bottom line, no matter what sacrifices you do for your kids, at the end of the day the kids make the choices of their lives in any way they want. You may raise your kids to be good role models, but it’s really them who make the choice of what they wanna be.

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