Brangelina’s engagement will make their adopted kids feel safe and stable, experts say. We’re so happy for the soon-to-be newlyweds!
“Marriage is an identity that the entire family identifies with, not just the couple,” Family Therapist Dr. Phil Dembo tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “For children, especially adopted children, being connected as a family identity allows for a feeling of safety and stability.”
Brad, 48, and Angelina,36, are the parents of five kids: Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and Knox and Vivienne, 3. A committed union between the two will be extremely settling for Maddox and Pax — considering they’re adopted.
“In the case of Angelina and Brad’s kids where half of them are adopted it can give them a more secure feeling that both parents will be around because they have this commitment to be together,” Christy Whitman , New York Times best-selling author and creator of The Enlightened Kid Program tells HollywoodLife.com. ”Children need a sense of consistency in their environment to feel secure within themselves. When a couple gets married it gives the kids a sense of comfort and security. It allows the child to feel that there are boundaries. Any fears of mom or dad not being around or leaving, because they are not married (when our society says they “should” be married) goes away,”
While details of their wedding are unknown, it is confirmed the two are officially engaged. And we’re happy to hear this will only mean great things for their kids.
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