Brad Pitt Is Content In His Life With Angelina Jolie

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Brad Pitt opens up about fatherhood, tabloid rumors and Angelina Jolie's mothering skills.

Brad sat down with this weekend's edition of Parade magazine and gave some candid answers about parenting and even gave a little glimpse into how he felt during his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.

On Angelina as the mother of his six kids:

“One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I’m so happy to have her.”

On fatherhood:

"I was surprised at how automatic it is, how much of it is instinctual. And now I have a great confidence and trust in those instincts. I mean, one sound at night and you’re awake and up because they may need you. Or when they start to have a tantrum, you know to divert them from spinning out by helping them focus on something. It just goes on and on. I tell them, “You can make a mess, but you’ve got to clean it up.”

On the crazy tabloid stories:

"I mean, how many stories have you read that aren’t true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up? And when we don’t split up, there’s a whole new round that we’ve made up and we’re back together again! We’ll get married when everyone can. We’re not splitting up. And we don’t have a seventh child yet."

On his life before Angelina:

“I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."

On how he values satisfaction:

"I put much more emphasis on being a satisfied man. I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much. ;A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss. … That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.” ;


 

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