Angelina Jolie: The Kids Are Pressuring Brad Pitt And Me To Get Married

Mon, December 5, 2011 3:31pm EDT by 6 Comments
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina admitted that her kids want her and Brad to marry just like Shrek and Princess Fiona! Will she and Brad give in to their wishes?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s six kids have only one demand of their parents: Get married! “The kids asked me the other day and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a ‘big cake,'” Angelina told ABC’s Nightline, laughing.

“They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies or somebody’s, you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married,” Angie said.

“We’ve explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have. Once you have six children, you’re… you’re committed,” she added. She’s got that right!

Raising six kids would be rough for anyone, but imagine having Angelina and Brad’s jetset lifestyle! In a recent interview, she revealed just why the whole family travels together, no matter the location: “It’s so hard with family in this business so we take turns working, so whenever one of us works, the other makes sure they’re there for the kids so we never have to split up the family. If it’s over five days, everybody’s got to move in a big traveling mass.”

But Angelina loves that her six kids make up a mini-United Nations. “I look at them and think what their birth parents must have gone through, what their birth grandparents would have done through, and so I feel connected to it,” Angelina said. “It’s a gift when you adopt a child from another country. This whole country enters your home.”

She and Brad have three biological kids, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, and three adopted, Maddox, 10, from Cambodia, Pax, 8, from Vietnam and Zahara, 6, from Ethiopia.

“I’m being very careful with their schooling, we’re home-schooling especially when it comes to history, to make sure it’s not one country’s point of view of their country,” she explained. “Because it has to be very balanced and they have to learn about their country so they can form their own conclusions.”

Angelina and Brad might agree on homeschooling the kids, but there’s one thing they definitely don’t discuss at the dinner table: Politics! “I won’t say whose side anyone is on, but it’s the one, the thing nobody brings up at dinner because nobody wants us to go off on each other,” she said. “But it’s fun. It’s a fun debate, you know? It’s a good — you want to be able to have — to respect each other’s views and to not be exactly — we’re not identical. We have — we have strong views.”

Politics aside, Angelina says she and Brad try to keep things “normal” with regular date nights. Angelina’s so committed to being a mom that her Academy Award-winning career comes second to them. “I don’t feel needed in a position of being an actor. I feel like I’m needed at home as a mom, and I’m hoping that I’ll find other things,” Jolie said. “I’d love to be able to write or direct or work on and produce more projects about issues dealing with situations that I feel passionate about.”

Catch the rest of the interview Nov. 5 on ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET!

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