"The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop!” the 37-year-old Oscar-winner joked with Total Film, a British movie magazine. “We have a very normal, very grounded home,” Angie admits of her clan. “And we’re friends, and we have a laugh with our kids.”
So how do she and Brad, 49, explain to their children—Maddox, 12, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne— why they’re constantly followed by photographers and fans? “We just explain to our kids that people like to take pictures of people who make movies. And that’s all it is,” she shares. “It’s not anything special about mommy and daddy—we just happen to make movies.”
As for her engagement to Brad Pitt, Angie likens their status to adopting her kids.
“I'm not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate, but I don't walk away from it when something unfolds," she says. "It's like my children. Especially when you adopt in some countries. All my other children were just, 'This is the child that's been chosen for you.'”
“I suppose it’s like a child you give birth to, as you can’t have a say in it,” she continues. “I see that when I look at my kids. It just seems to be right. It’s hard to understand how it could unfold so beautifully.”