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Angelina Jolie Shoots Down Split Rumors: 'Brad Pitt & I Love Being Together'!

Wed, July 7, 2010 2:00pm EDT by 7 Comments
Courtesy of Parade magazine

Courtesy of Parade magazine

In an revealing new interview, Angie confesses why she and Brad NEED to be together, how they keep their relationship sexy and just how long they can stand to be kept apart

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are totally, irrevocably in love – and Angie wants the world to know it! “Brad know me completely, exactly as I am, every part of me,” the 35-year-old mother of six revealed to Parade magazine while shooting down rumors of a split. “He loves me. The kids [Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, Knox and Vivienne, nearly 2] love me. They know all my flaws and all my oddities. And they accept them. And so I can feel complete.”

In the intimate interview, the Salt star also discusses how she and Brad, 46, manage to keep their passion alive, how they manage their thriving careers and how they manage to find time for sexy moments while raising six kids under the age of 10! Read on, BFFs….

Having children isn’t the only glue in her and Brad’s relationship – they find alone time and stay intimate with each other:

“The children certainly tie us together, but a relationship won’t hold if it’s only about the kids. You also must be really interested in each other and have a really, really wonderful, exciting time together. We do. Brad and I love being together. We enjoy it. We need it, and we always find that special time.”
We stay connected. We talk about it. It’s very important. If Brad and I are strong and happy, then our kids have happy parents and that’s the best thing we can give them.

Lavish parties and red carpets have their place, but usually Brad and Angie like to stay home for the night:

“There’s never a period when Brad and I are pulled apart. We are not separated for more than three days, ever. We stay really connected. We actually don’t go out much. It’s funny. We’re very homebound. We’re very much Mommy and Daddy in our pajamas.”

While Angie shot her upcoming film Salt, Brad played mom:

“He takes the kids to school; he visits me on set with the kids. I’m home for dinner, or I’m there for breakfast. We’re together all the time. We plan. Brad and I take time off between films to travel, have big experiences, do things together. That’s how we work it out.”

Brad, you complete me, says Angie

“I feel sad for someone who has never known love. Love elevates. You know, Brad would joke about me having this conversation about love. Love? It’s such a funny word. Brad can find certain phrases of poetry for it. I’m terrible at it. But I know it means wanting the best for the people you love, putting their interests above your own, always. Love does that. Love is what you live for.”

Being Brad’s better half and having a family grounded Angelina

“I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy. I was searching for something deeper, something more. I tried everything. I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren’t there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in. I went through a period when I felt my film characters were having more fun that I was. It might partly explain why I ended up tattooed or doing certain extreme things in my life.
The paparazzi follow the Jolie-Pitts everywhere, but their kids don’t realize the extent of their fame. We do everything we can to keep our kids away from it. We travel to places where the kids aren’t aware of that kind of thing. We try to give them a full life where they don’t have to come face to face with that world. With the paparazzi present, we’re careful when we leave the house. Other than that…we don’t stand in the checkout line at the grocery store looking at the magazines. Our friends don’t tell us about it. And our kids don’t know. I feel if we keep looking out for them, they’ll be fine.”