Angelina Jolie: “I Never Thought I’d Have Children”

Angelina admits that she never dared to dream of finding happiness because of her own childhood experiences:

“I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person. Having come from a broken home—you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them.”

Opening up on how her relationship with Brad has developed over the years, Angelina says they now have a long history which ties them together and brings them close because they’ve been through so much at each other’s sides:

“You get together and you’re two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy. After all these years, we have history—and when you have history with somebody, you’re friends in such a very real, deep way that there’s such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together.”

Angelina recently cast three of her children in her new film Maleficent but says she isn’t keen to repeat the experience and would prefer if her kids didn’t follow a career in the spotlight:

“Brad and I made the decision that we wouldn’t keep them from sets and the fun of making movies, but we wouldn’t [glorify it either]—we wouldn’t make it a good thing or a bad thing. But I would really prefer they do something else. After two days of it, Brad and I were so stressed we never wanted to do it again.”