Brad Pitt ‘Getting A Lot Of Pressure From The Kids’ To Marry Angelina Jolie
First Published: January 29, 2012 5:25 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s six children grow older, it’s becoming harder and harder to explain to the brood why the longtime couple hasn’t yet tied the knot.
“We’re getting a lot of pressure from the kids. It means something to them,” Brad, 48, told Lee Cowan during an interview on Sunday’s “CBS Morning News.” “They have questions when their friends’ parents are married and [they want to know] why is that?”
“What do you tell them?” Lee asked.
“‘We will. We will someday. That’s a great idea,’” Brad recounted of their response to their youngsters. “[They say], ‘Get Mommy a ring!’ [I say],’OK, I will, I will!’”
While the stunning duo seem to have mastered the art of globetrotting parenting, Brad admitted there are times when he and Angelina resort to caffeinating their kids to get them up and out the door on time.
“Listen, I admit there’s times where it’s just like, ‘We gotta get up. Get up! Here’s your shoes, here’s your shoes. Drink this coke. Drink this Coca-Cola. Drink it all right now – drink it!’ Just so we can get them up and get going,” he said, laughing.
And the kids aren’t the only ones who may need an extra boost these days – Brad and Angie are smack dab in the middle of the hectic awards season, with Angelina nabbing various nominations for her feature film directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” while Brad is being recognized for his work in “Moneyball” and “The Tree of Life.”
While the actor says the award ceremonies are “fun,” he wishes the season could be knocked out in one fell swoop.
“I would prefer if we could do it on one weekend, instead of three months or two months, whatever it is,” he said. “I think it should be like the 24-hour Le Mans. Like, we just run ‘em all back-to-back, go into the broadcasts, Golden Globes, SAG, and 24 hours later at the end, have the Oscars, and last man standing takes it all!”
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