Angelina Opens Up About Parenthood In New Interviews


In a new interview to promote her movie, Salt, Angelina Jolie defends her daughter Shiloh’s masculine clothing choices and quirky personality.

“I think she [Shiloh] is fascinating, the choices she is making. And I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting,” she told Reuters.

Earlier, Angelina coined the term “Montenegro style” to describe Shiloh’s unique look. Several well-known stylists have explained that it is a term she made up. Angelina has also said that she “wants to be a boy.”

Continued Angelina, who is also raising Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, and twins Knox and Viv, 2, with partner Brad Pitt, “Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth.”

“Society always has something to learn when it comes to the way we judge each other, label each other. We have far to go,” added Angelina, who has often made her own actions into social statements, including declaring that she would never wed Brad until it was legal for everyone to do so.

Their very political stance on marriage does seem to be changing though.
“I think it’d be hard to say no to the kids,” Angelina, 35, explained to Nightline in another interview to promote Salt.
The kids, “are not asking,” admitted Angelina. “They’re very aware that nothing’s missing.”
Angelina called Brad, her partner of five years, “of course the love of my life.” She says they’ll grow old together.
“We wouldn’t have had six kids if we weren’t absolutely sure of that,” she asserted.
As for expanding their family further, “There’s no plans at the moment for more,” said Angelina. “But always talk about it. We’re always open. We kind of joke about it, ’cause in the morning we’re so tired. ‘Cause there — nobody spends the night. We wake up and we have breakfast…. And so, we always have this thing kind of first thing in the morning where we’re really, really tired. And we always look at each other and wonder like, Are we ever gonna get sleep?’ And then we joke about sleep…. But yet, we still love the idea of having more children.”
Angelina shared that her and Brad “take turns” making breakfast.
“I think everybody prefers Dad’s eggs and bacon. They always want pancakes. Knox is very into pancakes right now. And gets really upset if he can’t have pancakes. You know, we just try to– we try to corral them,” she admitted.
“We’ve had to put new gates up, because the twins are kind of going everywhere, while we were trying to make breakfast and get the other others out the door for camp. So, we’ve had to put like extra gates on the kitchen. And– we have drawers in the kitchen full of toys,” she added. “And we’ve got… stations kind of for somebody= getting ready. So, the twins have their own little section…. We pride ourselves on the fact that we got it. We got this… We got it. You get the juice, you get the thing. We’re like bartenders. We’re like… waiters.”
Angelina said that she’s “better at disciplining the girls. And he’s better at disciplining the boys… We made a plan early on that we believe that you can’t be good cop / bad cop. That you have to back each other no matter what!'”
Angelina also shared that her kids made her fearless while shooting the movie’s stunts.
“In some way, I suppose, or I wouldn’t be able to do the film,” she said. “I’m fine to get dirty and tough with the best of ’em, you know? Because I would believe in what I’m fighting for. And I’m not afraid. But I’m also just Mommy, and goofy Mommy.”
But because of her children, “I would never do something that could kill me,” she said. “But there were things that were — I could have broken my arm or broken my leg, or that kind of thing.”
Angelina said that she has some experience fighting as a kid. “I did punch,” she admitted. “I think because I was so — it was my first fight, you know? And you don’t know what else to do. You figure you better do it right the first time or they’re gonna come back at you!”
But she added, “real fighting is so awkward and not cool at all.”


  1. says

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  2. oriana says

    Doesn’t surprise me at all that Shiloh wants to be a boy, Angie has dressed her like one since she was a baby. Those kids have always been dressed in black, gray or white. Angie didn’t want any bright pretty colors for her, due to her own weird hangups.

  3. says

    She not dumb.. bit of an outside of the box thinker. Side note: she is looking older. But I still have an unforvable opinion of her. Come accross as a weirdie.

  4. says

    Angelina is such a great person. She’s absolutely an ideal parent that everyone adores… hope many people will realize and follow her good deeds.


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