Brad Pitt: My Feelings For My Family Are Indescribable
There’s no denying that the Jolie-Pitt family continues to spark the public’s interest, as countless interviews with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie consistently turn toward the six loves of their lives: Maddox Chivan, 7, Pax Thien, 5, Zahara Marley, 3 ½, Shiloh Nouvel, 2 ½, and fraternal twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Léon, 5 months next week. However, despite their willingness to briefly discuss their family, Brad finds himself uncomfortable, as he is unable to completely put into words his utter amazement over his kids. "There’s no way to give true validity and weight and what it means to you in your life," says Brad, who admits that his words "get cheap as [they] go through the filters and the airwaves."
Talking with Today Show host Ann Curry on the site of his New Orleans renovation project Make It Right, an elated Brad shares that he is "proud" of his family that has ties to all parts of the world. "I look at my sons and daughters. One’s from Vietnam and one’s from Cambodia. One’s from Ethiopia and there’s this kid who was born in Namibia…and France," gushes the 44-year-old. As he jokes that "surprisingly, though, six kids is not as easy as you would think," Brad — who admits that the act of adoption is "selfish too, you know what you get out of it" — says that his home is made special with each child adding "so much to the mix."
"They’re playing, they’re brothers and sisters man. And they’re fighting, and they’re laughing, and going into hysterics and staying up late, and they’re messing with their parents, and they’re driving me crazy. I truly feel rich. I just feel rich being around them."
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With the same sense of passion he has for his family of eight, Bradtakes on a certain fierceness when it comes to the constant followingof paparazzi – a group of people he blatantly says he "has no respectfor." While the actor is understanding of the press on the red carpetevents, Brad feels that a clear line must be drawn and calls for a"distinction between" a typical awards show and a celebrity familyhaving to endure photographers "calling out your kids’ names…sothey’ll look that way" as they walk their children to school. Unable to"understand how [paparazzi] can live their lives that way," Brad ishopeful that future laws will prevent — or at least control — themadness that seems to follow the brood around the world. He adds,
"Letme be very blunt — I hate these people. I don’t understand that theydo that for a living. I do not like them. There should be laws againstthem, they should not be able to follow kids like this. But there’snot, so that’s the way it is."
Brad’s new movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, opens December 25th.
Source: Today Show