Angelina Jolie doesn’t say much publicly about her children: Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara, Vivienne and Knox. But the actor, who is now divorcing Brad Pitt, talks about his new normal in a recent interview with British Vogue.
Jolie admits the last few years have been “pretty tough.” (For the background: she and Pitt announced their split in 2016.) After being asked, “Do you feel like you’re at a happy point in your life?” she said, “I don’t know… I’m focusing on healing our family. It comes back slowly, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body…. I feel like I will reach my goal in my 50s.
Although she has six children, she admits that she is not a “traditional” mother and does not have the “skills” to make a commitment to be a stay-at-home mom. “Well, I’ve never been very good at sitting down,” she explains. “Even though I wanted to have lots of kids and be a mom, I always imagined a bit like Jane Goodall, traveling somewhere in the middle of the jungle.”
She adds: “I didn’t imagine it in this true traditional sense. I feel like I lack all the skills to be a traditional stay-at-home mom. I manage because the kids are quite resilient and they help me out, but I’m not good at it at all.
Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt has been well documented by the press. They would now be amicable co-parents. Pretty British Tale Vogue their new home is “five minutes” from Pitt’s. “I wanted it to be close to their father,” she says.
In a 2019 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she echoed a similar sentiment: “I would love to live abroad and I will as soon as my kids turn 18. Right now, I have to settle down where their father chooses to live. ”
Ultimately, Jolie is enjoying life with her children. She said to the British Vogue, “I loved having babies, but I love to sit up at night and talk to my kids. I love adolescence. I like the older years. I love going out with them.