Angelina Jolie says motherhood can be exhausting — but she has a team of nannies to help her out! Does it annoy you to hear celebs complain like this, HollyMoms?
Angelina Jolie admits that working long hours is sometimes more enjoyable than taking care of her big brood! Granted she has six kids with Brad Pitt — Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4 and 2-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — but she also has a huge support system helping her out! Can she even imagine what it’s like to raise a large family without nannies? “When me or Brad go away and work on films it gives us a bit of a break from the daily routine of being in the house and looking after the kids,” she tells Britain’s Hello! magazine. “You get spoiled on a film set and in some ways it’s easier to be working long hours on a movie than taking care of a large family just because you do get very tired at the end of the day.” HollyMoms, can you believe this?
Angelina, who hasn’t let go of the idea of having more children with Brad yet, says taking care of the twins is what really wiped her out. “I felt that way especially after the twins were born because the demands on your time are so great,” she explains. “It meant that Brad had to spend a lot more time with the other kids because Mommy was too busy or tired.”
Rather than giving recognition to all the caretakers who help her out, Angelina says the person who makes motherhood easier for her is simply her partner — Brad. “I’m very grateful to be in a position where I can still work and enjoy that creative part of my life and not feel like I’m neglecting my responsibilities as a mother,” she says. “I also love having a man like Brad who enjoys looking after the kids the way he does, because it’s a lot of work.”
No doubt having six little ones running around is hard, and all moms would admit that it’s nice to have a break from being a parent, even if it means going to work. But doesn’t Angie realize that there are tired moms out there who do it all on their own 24/7?