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Angelina Jolie Covers Parade Magazine, Talks Family Life

Angelina Jolie Covers Parade Magazine, Talks Family Life

Angelina Jolie is pure perfection on the latest cover of Parade, on stands this Sunday (July 11). Here’s what the 35-year-old actress shared:

On if her children are the reason she and Brad Pitt stay together: “The children certainly tie us together, but a relationship won’t hold if it’s only about the kids. You also must be really interested in each other and have a really, really wonderful, exciting time together. We do. 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…. Brad knows me completely, exactly as I am, every part of me. He loves me. The kids love me. They know all my flaws and all my oddities. And they accept them. And so I can feel complete.”

On living for love: “I feel sad for someone who has never known love. Love elevates. You know, Brad would joke about me having this conversation about love. 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.”

On her rebellious past: “I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy. I was searching for something deeper, something more. I tried everything. I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren’t there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in.”

Click inside to continue reading Angie‘s interview with Parade

On her early roles in Hollywood: “I went through a period when I felt my film characters were having more fun than I was. It might partly explain why I ended up tattooed or doing certain extreme things in my life.” She points out an inscription on her arm, one of her 13 tattoos. “The wild heart caged. I unlocked my cage years ago. I want my children to have that freedom. I want that for other people, too.”

On the unrelenting media circus, the paparazzi: “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. We try to give them a full life where they don’t have to come face to face with that world. With the paparazzi present, we’re careful when we leave the house. Other than that…” She laughs at the absurdity of it all. “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.”

On balancing work and children with Brad: “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.”

On being a happy homebody: “There’s never a period when Brad and I are pulled apart. We are not separated for more than three days, ever. We stay really connected. We actually don’t go out much. It’s funny. We’re very homebound. We’re very much Mommy and Daddy in our pajamas.”

On her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007 of ovarian cancer: “Mother never put herself first, ever. At the end, she said her greatest success was being a mother. I remember Mother singing in church. How pretty she was! I lit candles with her. She said she had missed nothing in life except getting to know her grandchildren. When she passed away, I brought my son to church to light a candle for her.” Angie’s eyes fill with tears. “Forgive me,” she says. “I loved her so much.”

Angie‘s much-anticipated double-agent spy thriller, Salt, opens July 23.

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628 Responses to “Angelina Jolie Covers Parade Magazine, Talks Family Life”

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  1. 1
    Lilly Says:

    Seems like an interesting interview.

  2. 2
    Grace Says:

    Angelina, you are my light.

  3. 3
    WBPfan Says:

    Can’t wait to read this whole interview — so far it seems so much more insightful than the Vanity Fair interview!! Thanks for the new thread Jared!!

  4. 4
    bdj Says:

    Beautiful lady with a good heart. Thanks for the interview. BP and AJ are a great couple with six adorable children. BP’s Make It Right foundation is doing great work in New Orleans.

  5. 5
    nice Says:

    she is a stunner
    totally in tune and in touch

  6. 6
    bdj Says:

    I am looking forward to seeing Salt.

  7. 7
    QQQQ Says:

    Love the pic they used for the cover. Unlike those ass_wipes at VF…. Like I mentioned in the other thread, heads are gonna explode. LOL!

  8. 8
    WBPfan Says:

    By the way, Dotson Radar did this interview with Angie as well as the Parade interviews with Brad in 2007 and 2009. So the Jolie Pitts must be quite comfortable with his his interviewing skills and the final articles.

  9. 9
    Ms.JOLIE4ever! Says:

    Angie looks so beautiful.I hope we all go to the theaters on opening weekend to see Salt .

  10. 10
    ana Says:

    Amazing women.

  11. 11
    dd Says:


  12. 12
    muna Says:

    What we going to do with this women. I have no words for her. I love her interview and i love reading int. God bless her family.
    She is beautiful as always…I love the way she express about Brad …she is a loving parent…

  13. 13
    Fresh Says:

    Great interview Parade. Vanity Fair sucks compared to this.

    So excited for SALT!!!

  14. 14
    Chinnifer Says:

    Beautiful woman with a beautiful soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you Angie, your such a wonderful human being have never lived!!!!!!!

  15. 15
    boyzMOM Says:

    She is the most incredible woman. She’s inspired me in countless ways.I had always been interested in Cambodia’s history and had planned to adopt from Cambodia but never did. When she adopted Maddox as adoptions were closing there I knew I was too late (I already had kids but wanted to adopt my third… but…. I have two wonderful biological sons – my teen is as adventurous as she is and is off on a plane to the other side of the world today. The same week she adopted Pax I was sponsoring an orphan in Cambodia. It’s been amazing as my family has been able to volunteer at his orphanage and spend time with him, and we’ve impacted his life and he has ours. He’s the same age as Maddox. Now we have a stepdaughter coming into our family (also Mad’s age) and I hope every day I can have the strength of character to be a good mom of a blended family and a good partner to my new husband. Her words about love are so true. It’s also about being true to yourself – always know who you are and what you need so that you can give your best to those you love.

  16. 16
    soi Says:

    Gorgeous cover Angelina. It is great she has found true love in her man and her babies.

  17. 17
    Ellen Says:

    Lovely Angie…YOU ARE THE BEST !

  18. 18
    lb Says:


  19. 19
    gg Says:

    I don’t care what some nutty type of fans who assume me and cus or any other person who like Angie and has eng. as a second langage is me. LOL
    I love Angie. Her interviews are always intersting and real It is nice she explains :
    ..How kids tie them as any parent knows having kids will do but that is not all when it comes to their relationship. ( the trolls always said they are together only cause of he kids)
    …How bad it is not to ever know love. I think it is better to love and lost than never loved or feel loved.
    ..It is very touchy the love she has for her mom .
    I am going to buy sunday paper just to see the whole interview.

  20. 20
    Beep Says:

    Blah! I used to love her but not anymore. Mostly because of the brangie fans. I just want to see brangie fans fail because they are so annoying! She has a big summer action movie that will likely bomb. Then she can really be a homebody and cleopatra wont be made-thank god- Rolling my eyes! She does these interviews like her movie means nothing. I’ve read about her past, her children and her relationships .:. How about You talk about movies, for once. And stop giving people amo about hiw u talk too much about your personal life. I used to like that about her but it doesn’t benefit her or her movie, it only gets he brangie fan mojo flowing. Eww! Anyway, I don’t think we’ll have to read too many more when her movie bombs but I don’t trust these interviews anyway. Interviewers change and add things to make their interviews stand out. At least she didn’t call brad her soulmate!

  21. 21
    michaela Says:

    Very touching. Thank you Jared!

  22. 22
    WBPfan Says:

    WOW — boyzMOM @ 07/07/2010 at 10:16 am Post #15

    not just Angie, YOU ARE an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  23. 23
    Passing Through Says:

    # 7 QQQQ @ 07/07/2010 at 10:02 am
    The first head to explode is gonna belong to a certain 5’4″ faux-blonde, coattailing ho who tortures her doggies by reading all of Angie’s interviews aloud to them, followed by a walk on the beach replete with a crying jag into one of the doggie’s fur and ear-piercing ocean screaming.

  24. 24
    Passing Through Says:

    I looked to see who conducted the Parade interview and it was Dotson Rader – the same guy who talked to Brad last year and in 2007. Obviously Brad trusted him enough to be as open as he was last year and it looks like Angie did the same this year. VF should have hired this guy to do their interview – cuz that Rich Cohen guy sucked monkey balls.

  25. 25
    kgg Says:

    Wow! What an incredible, beautiful, inspirational woman who really has it together. God bless her, Brad, and all their children.

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