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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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  • Lilly

    Seems like an interesting interview.

  • Grace

    Angelina, you are my light.

  • WBPfan

    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!!

  • bdj

    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.

  • nice

    she is a stunner
    totally in tune and in touch

  • bdj

    I am looking forward to seeing Salt.

  • QQQQ

    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!

  • WBPfan

    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.

  • Ms.JOLIE4ever!

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

  • ana

    Amazing women.

  • dd


  • muna

    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…

  • Fresh

    Great interview Parade. Vanity Fair sucks compared to this.

    So excited for SALT!!!

  • Chinnifer

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

  • boyzMOM

    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.

  • soi

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

  • Ellen

    Lovely Angie…YOU ARE THE BEST !

  • lb


  • gg

    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.

  • Beep

    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!

  • michaela

    Very touching. Thank you Jared!

  • WBPfan

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

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

  • Passing Through

    # 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.

  • Passing Through

    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.

  • kgg

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

  • ugh

    Good heart??? You talk about love BUT you cheated with someone’s husband?? How is that LOVE??? :(

  • wernher

    She is the biggest liar in hollywood.

    She used the kids for PR … disgusting and no one notices.
    Stupid people in USA.

  • bdj

    Geez if you are going by fans, then Baby Jane fans with all their evil spamming, smears and lies should drive Baby Jane to extinction. But no such luck, that whiny girl will just make another lame rom com and hire another fake PR romance. Beep beep get out the way whiny hen. Go Salt.

  • busted

    Oh boy . now this is more like it. LOVE IT. and the trolls should really take a break. Angie has not done an actual interview in 2 years. STUPIDS.. 2 years.. She has a lot to say, and we fans want to hear about her and her family. I think the problem is the fools are hearing what they don’t want. She and Brad are solid despite all the negative crap the rags print. She has put a whole in their boats and that is the problem.

    She is stunning on that cover and GUESS what. SEXY too and she did it without having to take off her clothes or talk about past relationships. She has shown that when your life is full you don’t need to talk about other people who are not in that live.. It is all about She and Brad.. I love the question about them staying together for the children.. That is the HAG argument. Men nor women stay for children when they want out. TOO many examples to name of this being true.

    YES that Cohen fool looks just that.. A FOOL that flew 4000 miles and asked 2 dumb tabloid questions.. Parade got some great quotes and gave a wonderful glimpse into their private lives. LOVE IT.

    Haters keep stepping. and just let it go.. LET IT GO.

    I can’t wait to read that interview. So much like Brad’s last year. They are such a Partnership.. Lovely to see.

  • Lurker

    That idiot from Vanity Fair should take notes on how an interview should be conducted. Angie is always open and honest, I could not understand why she was such boring questions.

    Brad and Angie are in a good place. they are in sync. On Knowing what Love is. Angie Says:

    “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.”

    IICC, Brad said something similar two years ago.
    “Knowing real love.
    “Do you know how you tell real love? It’s when someone else’s interest trumps your own. I like to put it that way: trumps your own. Love of somebody else–of family, of your kids–becomes the most important, most worthwhile thing in your life. It’s what you foster and protect. You have to recognize real love when it’s there and know that in going after it there is always risk. To live with love, you have to chance losing it. That’s also true when you decide to have kids. It’s the risk you take for love.”

  • gg

    One more thing she looks so gorgeous on the cover.

  • Grace

    @boyzMOM: You are such an angel. This world is lucky to have people like you and Angelina in it. Many blessings.

  • Some Bunny

    I actually enjoyed reading the Pareade interview, better than the one in Vanity Fair. Angelina Jolie looks great as always, such a natural beauty inside and out, I think its the first I’ve seen her in this hat and it really makes her look younger and you can see where baby Shiloh gets her beauty.I love that Angeliina mentioned her mother, I’ve lost my own mom, and its a very hard gap to feel. Angelina and her mom seemed so connected in life, I am sure sMarcheline Bertrande is smiling down on her daughter and is proud of the wonderful job Angelina and Brad are doing with the kids.

    Blessings to the JP’s and their fans.

  • WTF?

    Better cover and better interview (it seems) than Vanity Fair.

    Maybe oneday someone will ask this Award winning actress about the industry, her past work,who’d she’d like to work with in the future, etc…

  • Premalee

    Angie is so truthful. I just love her. When Angie said she loves her mother so much I cried. Thanks for the new thread Jared. .

  • Nora

    She is so cool in every way. Love her.

  • Dexter


  • aerinsays

    oh my gosh..very nice interview..
    interesting, can’t wait to have this issue..
    she talks a lot about Brad in it!

    BRANGELINA 4ever

  • Bellac

    They photoshopped her face to make it fuller. That’s not how she really looks now. Don’t get me wrong. She’s a beautiful woman, but she has lost so much weight that her cheeks look sunken in and her chin/jaw and head look huge on her strawny neck.

    She needs to gain some weight back.

  • YAY

    Thanks Jared the biggest Jolie fan around! I get this in my Sunday newspaper. Can’t wait to read it. Love what we have so far. The interview looks good, real good.

  • Dawn

    @Passing Through:

    You really are an obsessive idiot. Why bring JA into this?

  • bdj

    Beautiful as always whiny troll. Now run along and admire a day glow tan, weave, fillers and plastic surgery on Baby Jane alias your hairness thread. Mama Angie is a beautiful woman on the outside and inside.

  • Pitt-Jolie Lover

    You know it’s time to promote Salt so all we will hear about is the kids and Brad and nnothing about Salt and very near to the premiere we’ll see a sighting of the kids.

  • African Girl

    Interesting interview and beautiful picture. . .so much better than the VF cover picture.
    Gosh! Wonder what the trolls are gonna say “Brad Loves me. Brad and I love being together. We enjoy it” is code for this time around. You just know they are sitting behind their computer screens with their little troll microscope trying to find a hidden meaning behind every sentence.

  • Deedz

    I love that she’s so candid.

  • sasha

    I got my Vanity Fair Mag yesterday and whooooo what a pleasure. That mag should have cost more cause Angie is just BEAUTIFUL…. and the interview was enlighting.

    Haters suck it in and keep on walking, talking and crying what ever fits your style.

    LOVE THE JOLIE/PITT FAMILY. I cant wait to get this magazine…

  • awww

    Angie looks pretty as always. The less makeup on her the better.

  • Dawn


    Um, how do you know she didn’t talk about the movie? Parade didn’t put up the whole interview. They put up the personal stuff to get the hits. It’s the same reason why with the Vanity Fair Interview, the personal stuff was highlighted first. If you read the VF article, you will see she does talk about the movie.

  • lucky

    I’m choked up just reading about how much Angelina loved her Mom and miss her so much. It’s so beautiful… and I am so happy that she found someone who completes her and have a big happy family. Angelina never disappoints me. She is so intriguing. I love the fact that she did all these wild things in the past. I’m more interested in people who grow.

    Two more weeks for SALT and I just can’t wait.

  • WTF?


    Didn’t you see her on the last thread? When she was on Cancun last week?That’s how she looks NOW and that’s what this cover reflects.