In a July 2010 interview with Parade magazine, actress Angelina Jolie decided to open up a bit more than usual about her happy life with Brad Pitt and the brood of kids. She talks about the importance of balancing family with career and how she truly lives for love. Check out some of the highlights from the complete article.
The Glue That Binds Angelina and Brad: Despite the constant breakup rumors, Angelina insists all is well in the romance department and even explains why she and Brad stay together. "The children certainly tie us together, but a relationship won't hold if it's only about the kids. Brad and I love being together. We enjoy it. We need it, and we always find that special time. We stay connected. We talk about it. It's very important. If Brad and I are strong and happy, then our kids have happy parents, and that's the best thing we can give them."
Balancing Family and a Busy Career: Angelina certainly appears to lead a busy life, yet she manages to make it all work. She talks about the fine art of balancing kids and a relationship. "He takes the kids to school; he visits me on set with the kids. I'm home for dinner, or I'm there for breakfast. We're together all the time. We plan. Brad and I take time off between films to travel, have big experiences, do things together. That's how we work it out."
The Constant Eye of the Paparazzi: When it comes to the paparazzi, Angelina and Brad seem to have it under control. "We do everything we can to keep our kids away from it. We travel to places where the kids aren't aware of that kind of thing. With the paparazzi present, we're careful when we leave the house. Other than that. We don't stand in the checkout line at the grocery store looking at the magazines. Our friends don't tell us about it. And our kids don't know. I feel if we keep looking out for them, they'll be fine."
Angelina Talks About Love: You might also be surprised to learn that Angelina has somewhat of a soft side when it comes to the idea of love. "I feel sad for someone who has never known love. Love elevates. Love? It's such a funny word. Brad can find certain phrases of poetry for it. I'm terrible at it. But I know it means wanting the best for the people you love, putting their interests above your own, always. Love does that. Love is what you live for."