They have considerable respect for each other.
Brad Pitt gives his love look to Angelina Jolie when she comes out on stage to present the Best Director award at the Golden Globes.
โI donโt see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws.โ -Angelina Jolie
โHeโs a wonderful man and a great father and the person I admire most in the world because I know who he is every minute of every day. I think heโs extraordinary.โ
โHe has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear.โ
โI suppose what Iโve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. Iโm very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldnโt have that without him.โ
Brad and Angelina have six children, three of them adopted from orphanages around the world and three biological ones. โIf they see Mommy and Daddy in need of some private time โcause theyโre going to kiss and whatever, the kids get all giggly and happy. Because it gives them some security.โ
โWell, heโs a handsome man. When I think about him, I just think of the man whoโs such a great friend and such an extraordinary father.โ
On what Maddox thought of his mom dressed as a man - โI invited my son. I said โsomebody tell my son that thereโs an officer that mom wants him to meet.โ He came in and said โhi, nice to meet you, sir.โ and I said โhi, itโs mommy!โ and he went โMOM!? Get it off!โ I started taking it off in front of him and he was completely freaked out.โ
As my mom did, raise the kids with a lot of love and make sure they grow into the individuals they were born to be. Separate from that, I want to continue to educate myself.
โWe find our time. We carve outโฆ mommy and daddy time. Itโs not mommy and daddy time. Itโs called a hotel.โ
Angelina Jolieโs tattoo on her left shoulder blade says (in Khmer):
โMay your enemies run far away from you.
If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always.
Your beauty will be that of Apsara. (a celestial dancer in Khmer mythology)
Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides.โ
There are no secrets at our house. We tell the kids, โMom and Dad are going off to kiss.โ They go, โEww, gross!โ But we demand it.
โIโm 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. Thatโs the trade-off. But Iโll take it all โฆ 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, Iโm so happy to have her.โ
โI know. I know my life was full of mistakes and there are so many things that I regret, and sometimes I just want to give up on everything. But when I see their faces, I feel like everything is worth it. I feel loved, I feel safe. I would die for them without even thinking.โ
"We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering. I honestly want to help. I donโt believe I feel differently from other people. I think we all want justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning. All of us would like to believe that if we were in a bad situation someone would help us."
โI have a lot of respect for him, and he helps me to be better and fight hard for things that I love.โ
โI am very lucky with Brad. He is a real gentleman, but he is also a real manโs man. Heโs got the wonderful balance of being an extraordinary, great, loving father, a very, very intelligent man and physically heโs a real man โฆ in all things that it means.โ
โHe is the man that made all my dreams come true, and making him and my little kids happy everyday is my number one priority.โ
โSheโs a beautiful woman, but sheโs also so warm and kind as person and that makes her even more beautiful. What can I say? Iโm a very lucky man.โ
โWithout pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.โ
โIf thereยดs anybody I want or care to be looking at me and understanding who I am, itโs certainly not the media. Itโs my six kids who are going to question one day what my life has been aboutโ
โBrad canโt be described using words but to wake up and see him with our kids, taking care of us or to wake up in his arms and look in his eyes makes me the proudest woman in the world."
โKnox and Viv are classic boy and girl, sheโs really female. And heโs really a little dude.โ
โBrad and I are starting with the children and are planning to have our time together in our later years โฆ I try to make sure that my relationship with the man in my life is solid and complete and weโre very connected and having a great life together and enjoying our children and being part of the world.โ
โHe made me a better person. Iโve learned so much from him, as you do when you come together with another person. You both make each other better. You both learn about the best of each other, and recognize the things where youโre failing, or where you need to step up. When itโs a great partnership, you really are patient with each other.โ
โBrad and I do manage to make special time for each child. With six kids it takes up the majority of the dayโฆ Of couse we get tired, but we made a decision to have a big family and support each other to make it work.โ
โSometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I donโt know why heโs with me. I donโt know whether Iโm good enough. But if I make him happy, then Iโm everything I want to be.โ
We could have been very wrong, but every challenge we hit has brought us closer. It has been that kind of relationship
Photos By Brad Pitt