During a Wednesday appearance on Larry King Live, Brad Pitt revealed that the decision to pose for PEOPLE with newborn twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Léon, 5 months next week, was not an easy one to make. Nor, Brad said, was the decision to pose with daughter Shiloh Nouvel, 2 ½, in 2006. Although it feels "really strange" to sell baby photos for millions of dollars, the 44-year-old actor and partner Angelina Jolie ultimately decided that the reward outweighed the risk. "There’s a bounty on our heads, and these pictures are going to come out at some point," Brad explained. "They’re going to be chasing us, and they’re going to go to the ends of the earth to get these photos."
"We just thought, well, maybe we could — since there’s such a bounty, and that bounty is so obnoxious, we could take that money and funnel it to something good. And that’s what we decided to do. It’s still a bit uncomfortable to do such a thing, but I know it’s right in the end. That was a decision we made."
While he may hate the paparazzi, the public fascination with his family of eight is something Brad says he understands, and even considers "quite complimentary." He adds,
"I think it is an interesting family. It’s not your usual family."
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, Brad has much to be thankful for. "Everyone’s healthy, so we’re all happy," he said. The couple’s efforts to celebrate the heritages of each of their children at Christmas remains a work in progress, however, as those children are primarily focused on their presents — and not much else! "You know, we tried a little something last year, but the kids are so young, it just didn’t mean much, really," he said. "But we’re getting there; You know, as they get older, they’ll start to understand more."
In addition to Knox, Vivienne and Shiloh, Brad and Angelina are parents to Maddox Chivan, 7, Pax Thien, 5 and Zahara Marley, 3 ½.
Source: Larry King Live