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The Love Consultants: Brad & Angelina SHOULDN'T Get Married! Don't Let Your Kids Force You! Agree Or Disagree?

Wed, June 1, 2011 4:25pm EDT by 5 Comments

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have six kids under 10, so they’re getting to the age when they’re asking their parents some tough questions — like why aren’t you married? asked Love consultants and happily married couple Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal to weigh in on Brad and Angie‘s parental dilemma. Should they marry for the kids or stay single?
Matt’s Take:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the most beautiful couple on the planet, amazing actors and loving parents, are the total package. I mean it, I used to be almost angry about them, but that’s not good for a relationship expert!

Seriously, these two are living proof you can “have it all,” if you balance responsibilities and always make time for each other. I actually counsel some of my clients by using Brad and Angelina as an example of being a committed couple who are full of romance. Many couples lose it the minute kids come into the picture. These two superstars have SIX children and still sizzle whenever they are together.

The only thing they haven’t done is make it all official, by getting married. This didn’t seem to be an issue for them, but lately, their children have been asking about a “wedding.”

Big daddy Brad, was recently asked in a interview if he and Angelina might be getting married anytime soon. He revealed that it is something that the children want very much for their parents — they want Mom and Dad married — so they are both considering taking the plunge.

BAD IDEA! Get married because you want to, not have to, over 52% of American couples end up in divorce. You can live together, love together, or have a ton of kids together without getting married. Don’t fix what isn’t broken, Mr. & Mrs. Smith!

Tamsen’s Take:

The Pitt-Jolie kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne want Mommy and Daddy to walk down the aisle and become husband and wife.

So, I am asked, is it a good thing to get married because your children demand, or want it? Not an easy answer here, but it all comes down to commitment. A ring doesn’t make it mean more, but it’s another way of promising to be there for each other, forever.

When a man and woman commit to marriage, they agree to live together, have children together, and support each others goals and dreams, in short, pledge a life together. Brad and Angelina have done all that and more. If they consider their ultimate family — the group of personalities they’ve brought together in birth and adoption — having a wedding to celebrate their passion and love for each other and personal world they’ve made is an act of grace, then I say: SAY I DO! Doing something for the right reasons, no matter who asks it of you, is not a something you should struggle with, the best parts of life and love should be EASY.

I, for one, am excited at the thought of how wonderful this wedding would be, can you imagine the dress, the stars, the cutest wedding party in history with the kids? I’m crying with joy already!