Brad Pitt famously told Esquire magazine in 2006 that he and Angelina Jolie would not marry until “everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” But, in a new interview, the “Tree of Life” star said his children are forcing the superstar couple to reexamine that position.
“The kids ask about marriage,” Brad told USA Today’s Weekend Edition in an interview posted on Saturday. “It’s meaning more and more to them. So it’s something we’ve got to look at.”
Beyond reconsidering marriage, the actor told the newspaper that he and his beautiful partner keep their relationship strong by making time for romance.
“There are no secrets at our house,” Brad said. “We tell the kids, ‘Mom and Dad are going off to kiss.’ They go, ‘Eww, gross!’ But we demand it.”
Brad, Angelina and their six children split their time between “base camp” (a sprawling home in Los Angeles), a 1,000-acre French estate and various film sets located in countries around the world, and the family’s frequent traveling has made Angelina quite adept at packing.
“On the road, we’re a military mobile unit,” Brad said. “The kids have got their stuff down to one backpack, and they’re each responsible for their own bag. Mom does the packing; she’s quite gifted at that. Puts in just what we need — nothing extra.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, less than one year ago, Angelina said her six children with Brad were fine with the couple’s unconventional relationship.
“I think it would be hard to say, ‘No’ to the kids,” the actress said in a July 2010 interview on “Nightline,” when asked if she would wed Brad if their children asked.
The 35-year-old actress, who will turn 36 on June 4, noted their kids didn’t yet inquire about their marital status.
“They’re not asking,” she said at the time. “They are very aware that nothing’s missing.”