She may play a villain in new movie Maleficent, but Angelina Jolie was radiating nothing but love at a private reception today, May 8, to honor the costume and props in the much-anticipated Disney flick.
It’s been 10 years since she and fiancé Brad Pitt met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but as they stared lovingly at one another, it’s evident the love is still there and the connection between them is as strong as ever.
Their PDA-heavy display comes just one day after Angie revealed she never expected her life to turn out the way it has—living happily with her fiancé of more than two years and their six children.
“I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person,” she told Elle.
The usually private Oscar winner continued to gush about her personal life.
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“You get together and you’re two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy,” she gushed.
“After all these years, we have history—and when you have history with somebody, you’re friends in such a very real, deep way that there’s such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together.”
Noticeably absent from the carpet for the private event was their 5-year-old daughter, Vivienne, who shares the screen with her mom in Maleficent as a young Aurora.
Angie explained the casting decision was motivated by logistics—not nepotism.
“For young Aurora, they needed a child who wouldn’t be fazed by the Mistress of All Evil hissing, ‘I don’t like children’ in her face,” she said. “And my little Vivienne—we call her my shadow, because there’s nothing I can do to shake her…
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“We knew that she would still [cling to me], she’d smile at me and insist that I pick her up. So we couldn’t really cast anybody else.”
In fact, she wasn’t even Angie’s first choice—she approached her daughter Shiloh, who wasn’t impressed with the offer.
“She laughed in my face. She said she’d be a horned creature.”