Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have managed to keep their family life relatively private, which is a good job considering they are a family of eight. The actress and humanitarian spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour segment, where she gave a rare insight into her children’s upbringing.
Angelina is a mother to six beautiful children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox. She told BBC that she is helping her children understand different cultures so they do not live a classic, privileged Hollywood life.
“All the kids have been learning different languages. I asked them what languages they wanted to learn. Shi’s learning Kumai, which is a Cambodian language. Pax is focusing on Vietnamese. Mad has taken to German and Russian. Zee is speaking French. Vivienne wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language.”
That is putting our efforts to shame! With actor parents, it would not be a surprise if at least one of the children followed in their footsteps. However, Angelina said “none of my kids want to be actors. They are actually very interested in being musicians. I think they like the process of film from the outside. Mad is interested in editing. Pax loves music and deejaying.”
“You don’t know who your children are until they show you who they are. They’re just becoming whoever they want to be,” she said.
Angelina and Brad sound like pretty cool, down to earth parents.