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Spotted: Angelina Jolie’s Grocery Guy – Pax

01/20/2011 at 11:00 AM ET
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From glam to groceries!

After making a stunning showing at the Golden Globes, Angelina Jolie returns to domestic duty, hitting a Studio City, Calif., Whole Foods with 7-year-old son Pax Thien on Wednesday.

She may be doing the shopping, but her son may be the one at the stove, the actress, 35, jokes.

“I’m not the best cook. Pax is a better cook than me. Pax likes to cook. But I try to when I can.”

RELATED: Angelina Jolie’s Recipe for Dinner: Pax Cooks

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jordan on

Pax is a little cutie. I think it’s really sweet what she said about him and cooking and that he’s gone with her to the grocery store.

Chris on

Pax is a cute kid! I can’t believe how much he’s grown. I really like the way they do things with the kids in groups and one-on-one. My only concern is the fact that this 7-year-old is not in school. I understand some (not only celebrities’ children) are homeschooled and some have tutors, but I would rather see kids in school learning not only their ABCs and thre Rs but social skills as well. They are a large family, and I assume they are like typical siblings who play and squabble like we all do; however, I think they need to learn to deal with society in general also. That said, Pax and his siblings all seem happy and healthy and that’s great!

jordan on

You have to take in account that these children are world travelers. I’m willing the bet they get plenty of socializing in when they are anywhere.

Pax’s cell phone is as wide as he is.

Anonymous on

Pax has blue hair or is the picture light?

Sanne on

No :-D! His hair is black, it’s just the way the light falls onto it…

Kaisa on

@ Chris – it doesn’t say when this picture was taken, apart from Wednesday; maybe it was after school?

Jill on

Chris, Ummmm….why would you assume this picture is during school hours?

eternalcanadian on

So nice to see Angelina taking “me time” with one of her kids (sometimes in large families it is difficult to spend alone time with one parent). And that is so cool Pax is learning to cook!

Jacqui on

All of Brad and Angelina’s kids are really, really cute.

But since this is a post about Angelina and the Golden Globes were mentioned, I can’t help buy say. . . I watched the Golden Globes and I thought she behaved rather oddly. The words “flattened affect” come to mind.

Anyway, cute kids. I’d love to know what Pax’s specialty in the kitchen is.

Shoshana on

Aww, so cute — love Angelina and her children!!

Jacqui: In what way do you think she behaved oddly? I watched too, and I thought she was simply stunning, as always. I also thought it was adorable when she was fixing Brad’s tie!

JM on

very handsome little boy :)

Mia on

I watched the Golden Globes-how was she acting odd/“flattened affect”?

She was only nominated for supporting actress in a movie that didn’t do well in the box office-so I was surprised she showed up. Can’t wait to see the Oscar nominations next week!

She + BP seemed like they were happy/having a good time. I’m looking forward to seeing her directing debut whenever it comes out!

Amanda on

Pax is absolutely adorable. I can’t believe how much he has grown. It’s a cliche but time does really fly by. Jacqui, I didn’t see what you did when it came to Angelina’s behavior at the GG. What I remember is how cute she and Brad were with each another. Angelina fixing Brad’s tie made me go aww. :-) My friend was a chair filler for the Globes and he said Brad and Angelina were adorable and very loving with each other and absolutely beautiful in person. Of course I had to drill him for every bit of info. LOL

Stephanie on

I love the fact that she has adopted…I am adopted. However, I totally believe she dyes her kids hair. I mean, one day blond streaks the next day red. I don’t think that’s a glare off his black hair…looks like its been dyed.

Rana on

Pax is such a cutie and is getting so big. Love how Angelina and Brad try to spend one on one time with each child. The LA Lycee that the 4 older kids attend had no school yesterday, it was a teacher workday.

I also watched the Golden Globes and Angelina and Brad were very outgoing and smiling. There of pixs of them visiting with MDouglas and CZJ, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp and many other friends of theirs. There are now gifs all over the net of Angelina applying lip gloss and adjusting Brad’s tie, they were both laughing and happy, no flatness of the part of either one.

Rana on

Chris, the 4 older kids attend the Lycee Francais in LA. These schools are located all over the world and the kids are in school most of the time with tutors/homeschooling just some of the time. Yesterday was a school holiday for students, Pax was not skipping school.

Other pixs show his hair is black not blue.

B.R on

@Jacqui I didn’t think she behaved oddly at the GG but maybe I missed something. I think her and Brad were really cute together, acting like any other couple that is madly in love with each other. But that is just me.

@ Stephanie I am not saying that she has never colour her kids’ hair but in this case that is his natural hair colour. Look at pictures of other kids/people from Vietnam most of them have this beautiful dark dark black hair that in the right light can look, blue black, red black, my personal favorite is brown/coppery black. I agree in can look fake but it’s not trust me I spend years working for immigration and met people from all over the world, that trust me were not colouring their hair and it looked just like his does.

I love this family. How they always can be seen doing special things with one or two kids, but you also see them on big family outing to the park and all the kids play together. They just look like a really happy, health family that truly loves each other. I think her and Brad have done a great job and uniting all the kids into one big family. My son once told me looking at their pictures that you can really see them the love and them truly being brothers and sister to each other. I hope he is right

Tee on

What in the world is wrong with homeschooling?

JM on

Tee, this is just my opinion but i have always felt that homeschooling was a really bad idea. i just don’t think it’s healthy for children to not learn alongside other children from all different kinds of backgrounds, and to only have the influence of their parents in their schooling. i just think that that is not the real world and parents who homeschool shield their children from the reality that there are all kinds of people in the world who you are going to have to learn to get along with and accept. not to mention that, as someone else pointed out i think that school is not just valuable for academic learning but for social learning. and i know parents who home school often say that their children are in all kinds of other activity groups with other children or that they play with other children. but nothing can replace that day to day routince contact with others of their age group at school.
that’s just how i feel about homeschooling.

but i don’t think angie and brad actually do homeschool their children. as someone else pointed out they attend the lycee francais as far as i know.

Mia on

I’m not a fan of homeschooling either unless it’s in a need-basis situation but @JM: “Tee, this is just my opinion but i have always felt that homeschooling was a really bad idea. i just don’t think it’s healthy for children to not learn alongside other children from all different kinds of backgrounds”

The Jolie-Pitts don’t have that problem LOL. All their kids/siblings are from all over the world. As Jolie said in an interview once-her kids are learning tolerance from the very beginning vs. learning a level of tolerance for diversity that most people don’t learn until their a lot older…20′s, or 30′s.

Talia on

I home school to prevent my kids from spending their days with kids from different backgrounds. There are basically three groups of kids in my local schools: the snobby rich kids who bully everyone, the poor kids with behavioral issues, and the foreign kids who are super sweet but can’t speak English and tend to spend all their time with each other because of the fact that they can’t speak to the other kids easily. For me, my kid doesn’t need to be around that environment, though they do play with some of the Chin kids who live in our neighborhood because they don’t let the language barrier bother them.

Also many of the teachers around here have their jobs because they can’t be fired thanks to the unions. They’re not good at controlling bad behavior, they coo over the “cute” kids, and let ELL handle the foreign kids. The testing scores are awful and most of the kids in my neighborhood are not well educated because the parents expect the schools to teach them and the schools are just going through the motions. It’s not a good environment so to pretend that ditching a kid in public school is automatically better than home schooling is based on your life experience which I would assume is pretty affluent. I would also assume Brangelina’s kids are blessed with an affluent life too so let’s not pretend they would be surrounded by diversity in their rich kid schools. They’ll learn more from mom and dad’s travels around the world than from being enrolled in some fancy private school.

Also, before bagging on home schooling, imagine the one on one teaching opportunities of home schooling or having a tutor. To learn at your own pace, to speed up on subjects you’re acing and to redo subjects you’re failing. I just think people who don’t like home schooling are bigoted because they equate home schooling with religious people and they just don’t like religious people. As an atheist, I home school so my kids will learn more than the bare minimum. Don’t make such silly assumptions until you leave your ivory towers.

Jill on

Talia,

“I home school to prevent my kids from spending their days with kids from different backgrounds. There are basically three groups of kids in my local schools: the snobby rich kids who bully everyone, the poor kids with behavioral issues, and the foreign kids who are super sweet but can’t speak English and tend to spend all their time with each other because of the fact that they can’t speak to the other kids easily. For me, my kid doesn’t need to be around that environment, though they do play with some of the Chin kids who live in our neighborhood because they don’t let the language barrier bother them.”

Oh dear lord…oh my goodness…..CHIN?! I really hope that is their last name.

I just think people who don’t like home schooling are bigoted because they equate home schooling with religious people and they just don’t like religious people. As an atheist, I home school so my kids will learn more than the bare minimum. Don’t make such silly assumptions until you leave your ivory towers.

I don’t like homeschooling, so I am bigoted? Please. I do not equate with religious people. Don’t make silly assumptions or ignorant remarks.

Anonymous on

Talia please stfu, you sound so ignorant. I attended public school and I’m sure plenty of the other commenters on this post did as well it is not as bad as you try to make it out to be. People who look down on homeschooling are not bigoted, they just prefer other forms of teaching.

emilyc on

There is nothing wrong with homeschooling! I think Talia did not do homeschooling any favours in her argument, however for those of you who think that homeschooled children aren’t properly socialized, you would be mistaken. Most homeschooled children get the opportunity to socialize on a daily basis with a variety of people from all different backgrounds and of all different ages. Also some people believe that learning real life skills such as cooking, are just as important as the ABC’s and 123′s. Evidence has shown that homeschooled children tend to have better social skills than public school children. Please do your research before jumping to conclusions about such things. Homechooling is not for everyone, but neither is public school. If the Jolie-Pitt children were homeschooled, they would be perfectly fine and maybe infact quite fortunate!

B.R on

Talia WOW you know who sounds like an ignorant bigoted YOU. I feel bad for your children, and their future once they leave your home, cause they are not going to be able to survive on their own. Not with a teacher like you.

As for being home schooled, my son does half and half. Due to where we live travel to school during winter is not an option all the time, so for the winter he is home schooled and during the rest of the year he goes to a public high school and you want to know what Talia I prefer him going to school. Cause even a bad experience in a public school is better then no experience at all. And sitting at home with your mother doesn’t allow you to see and meet the world.

Talia grow up, and educate yourself.

JM on

Mia, read my whole post, i specifically said that i didn’t think this applied to the jolie-pitts.

talia you seemed to make a lot of assumptions even though no one had said anything like what you are insinuating. although i have to say, i hope you’re not the spokesperson for homeschooling as you kind of prove the prejudices people do have about homeschooling. insular, and ignorant.

Jacqui on

I did not see all the cuddling and tie straightening and lipgloss applying that you guys saw! I missed the red carpet stuff. I only watched the actual ceremony (and I was cooking at the same time, so you know). So, I probably should not have said what I did, but what I was referring to was this: a couple of times there were jokes and people like Julianne Moore and Tom Hanks were laughing hysterically and they cut to Angelina and she was totally expressionless. A couple of other times, she was leaning on Brad like she was going to fall asleep. Maybe she was tired, that’s OK. I just remember thinking, What’s up with her? Why is she so serious? I wondered if anybody else noticed that but apparently NOT! :)

Amanda on

Jacqui maybe what you did see was a tired Angie. On the red carpet she said that they were up with a couple of the kids all night. I think someone was sick so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if you picked up on that. Then there were reports (I don’t know if they were true) that Brad and Angie only stayed an hour or so at the after party.

Jacqui on

Amanda, thanks for the background. Goes to show you can’t judge! You never know what’s going on with people, I need to remember that!

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