Suave, charming, sophisticated, sexy. Every one of these adjectives comes to mind when I think of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. One word that doesn't come to mind, however, is 'dorky.' But in the November issue of WSJ Magazine Jolie confessed that, as parents, they're just as cringe-inducingly uncool as any other mom and dad.
In stark contrast to their lifestyles in the limelight, the pair are actually fairly ordinary when with their 6 kids:
We wake up, we make breakfast. In our domestic life, we’re Mom and Dad. And often we’re dorky Mom and Dad, which the kids find ridiculous.
After her fight against breast cancer, Jolie is keen to make sure her children maintain a feeling of security and normalcy:
I want to make sure my kids are never worried about me. Even if I’m going through something, I make sure they are very aware that I’m totally fine. I’ll stop and make a joke, I talk to them. I never, ever want them to have that secret worry and feel that they have to take care of me.
Pitt, who identifies himself as the goofball in the relationship, has nothing but shining things to say about his spouse:
When Angie has a day off, the first thing she does is get up and take the kids out. This is the most important ‘to do’ of the day. No matter how tired she might be, she plans outings for each and all.
She has an incredible knack for inventing crazy experiences for them, something new, something fresh. I may be the bigger goof of the pair, but she invents the stage. She’s never been a person who hides. She’s utterly forthcoming and sincere about who she is.
You have to understand that this is a woman who never knew she’d make it to 40. This is a woman who had watched her mother, aunt and grandmother become sick and eventually succumb, all at an early age. Her drive, her absolute value in herself, is defined by the impact she can have during her time here — for her kids and for the underprivileged and those suffering injustices.
It's great to see this power couple stronger than ever. For an insight into a darker side of the pair's marriage, check out the trailer for their upcoming drama (written and directed by Jolie), By the Sea.
Here's to to another 30 years of marriage for Brangelina!