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Angelina Jolie - "Esquire" June 2007

Angelina Jolie -

To celebrate Angelina Jolie‘s 32nd birthday, here is her cover and inside photo spread from the upcoming issue of Esquire Magazine. Angelina is sporting some sort of thumb-pointer-finger ring in the armchair shot. How bizarre… but beautiful!

On Pax sleeping in the same bed as Brad & Angie: “Right now, Pax is sleeping in our bed. It’s kind of nice, him immediately knowing and feeling comfortable with us. Madd slept with me until Brad and I got together. They’re fun to sleep with. We have family sleep on Sundays. Everybody sleeps together.”

On wanting to be remembered for being more than an actress: “I have no animosity toward Hollywood or the demands of the red carpet, all that silliness. That’s my job, and I’m happy to have it. But when I die, do I want to be remembered as an actress? No. I recently had an op-ed (column) published in a newspaper. And at the end, it didn’t say I was an actress. It said that I was a UN goodwill ambassador and that’s all. And I was really proud.”

On finding meaning as a citizen of the world: “I entered this business before I had focus and purpose in my life. I was very unhappy, very unhealthy, and when I sat down for an interview, I didn’t know why. I felt like I didn’t have anything to share. It was a very empty time.”

On splitting time with her children: “I try to make sure that each of my children has enough of my attention to feel equal. I try to make sure that my relationship with the man in my life is solid and complete and we’re very connected and having a great life together and enjoying our children and being part of the world. So that’s my life.”

On being a homebody as of late: “We don’t go to parties. We hardly ever leave the house. We try to schedule time when we’re alone.”

On switching things up with their lives and their children: “Some people have their lives together and then they have their children. Brad and I are starting with the children and are planning to have our time together in our later years.”

From the thousands of fans here at… Happy Birthday, Angie!!!

UPDATE 1: reader NIN writes in about Angie‘s couture pleasure: “The weird thumb/finger ring Angelina is wearing is by an (erotic jewelery) designer called Betony Vernon, sold at Coco De Mer in London (Angie often orders things from here, my friend works there and has served her a couple of times). Anyway, just to let you know that the ring serves a sexual purpose! All of Betony’s jewelery does.” Kinky!

UPDATE 2: reader Rabbit Ears writes in, “Vernon had it patented in 2001 but it has remained a tightly held secret until the recent sniffing about of fashion players set to blow the lid. The Petting ring is sized for men and women, connects to the index finger and the thumb to form the chi MURDA (the yoga/meditation gesture for a one-pointed, concentrated mind)… It comes in 18-carat gold or silver.

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