What It's Like to Be Brangelina's Kids

'Chaos, total chaos'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2015 10:39 AM CST
What It's Like to Be Brangelina's Kids
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

What is it like to be raised by Hollywood royalty? Brad Pitt offers a glimpse in a recent interview with the Telegraph. "Our life is their normal," he says. "Because we’re migratory workers in a sense, they have this wonderful thing where they get to be students of the world. They have memories of being in Vietnam, or that time in Paris, or over in Calgary. The downside is friends, sleepovers, team sports—these have been the challenges that we’ve had to work out. We do those things, but we really have to go out of our way. ... We get their friends to us a lot. And then when we set up in one place for any length of time I get on the team sports, because I really want them to have that understanding of being on the team."

He adds that he and Angelina Jolie "hopscotch" film projects as much as possible so that one parent is always with their six children, who range in age from 7 to 14. And as for that number, he laughs: "Listen, Angie and I were aiming for a dozen, but we crapped out after six." He explains that he sometimes stayed with a college friend who had seven siblings, and he enjoyed the "absolute mayhem" of the household. That's what he has now: "Chaos, total chaos. But so much fun," he says. "A lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing; a lot of teeth-brushing and spilling." And what about keeping them in line? Pitt says he acts as disciplinarian, sort of: "I am with the boys. Girls do no wrong so I don’t have to be." Click for the full interview. (More Brad Pitt stories.)

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