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Angelina Jolie Says She Makes Lunch For Her 6 Kids. Do You Believe Her?

Thu, August 19, 2010 11:47am EDT by 14 Comments

The Salt star has said in the past that she can’t cook, so how come she’s claiming that she preps meals for her family?

Here’s an image that I find hard to imagine. Angelina Jolie standing in the kitchen in an apron, her six kids around her as she makes them lunch. Even when I squint my eyes, I just can’t see it. Yet the Salt star told British TV show GMTV this week that it’s just what she does. Although, you’d better not try to ask for any special orders, Maddox!

“The problem with my packed lunches is everybody is very, very outspoken about what they want, so it becomes … I often say, ‘I’m not a waitress!’ ” the 35-year-old says.

But based on Angelina’s track record in the kitchen, I don’t think she’s whipping up anything more than some apple slices and PB&J sandwiches. After all, this is the woman who said a couple of years ago, “I don’t cook – it’s the one thing I can’t do!” Even her partner, Brad Pitt, doesn’t think much of Angelina’s culinary skills. When interviewed by his celebrity chef pal, Jamie Oliver, Brad said the best thing Angelina had ever made for him was “cereal.”

So if it comes out of a box, it’s OK. But boiling an egg seems to be out of the question. “I’ll say to Brad I’d like to make us some eggs,” Angie told the Washington Post, “and he says don’t.”

Oh dear. So Betty Crocker she’s not. Maybe it’s one of the pitfalls of pretending to be someone else for a living, but Angelina seems to, uh, be fond of bending the truth when it comes to parenting her brood.

So she says she makes lunch, but she can’t cook. But that’s not the only thing that has my BS detector going ding ding ding. In almost every pic we see of Brad and Angie and the kids, they have a slew of minders and nannies surrounding them, yet Angelina makes out that she and Brad are the ones who tuck their kids into bed and says, “We don’t ever have anybody spend the night.” Yeah, right.

Something else that doesn’t quite ring true? Like a lot of celeb couples (hello, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) Brad and Angie claim that they organize their schedules so that only one of them is working at a time. Sounds like a good idea, so why is Brad currently in L.A. shooting Moneyball, while Angelina is in Europe promoting Salt?

Sure, all parents know that schedule conflicts are inevitable, but Angelina, I’d believe a lot more of what comes out of your mouth if you were totally open and honest. So, why don’t you come out and admit that you really hated that straggly beard of Brad’s and did a little happy dance when he shaved it off; or tell us the truth about being a parent to six kids under the age of 10 (and tell an interviewer that sometimes all you really want to do is put on some noise-canceling headphone and pour yourself a stiff drink). Come on, Angie, you know it’s true.

–Kathy Campbell