Angelina Jolie recently spoke to Reader's Digest about her new adopted son Pax, being a mom, and partner Brad Pitt.
On hooking up with Brad: "I met this amazing person, and we realized we had very similar views on how we wanted to live our lives. It's happened so quickly, with so many children. Yesterday, picking up the kids from school, Brad turned around in the car, and there were three of them. He couldn't stop laughing. We love them and are having a great time."
On planning for Shiloh: "Before I met Brad, I always said I was happy never to have a child biologically. He told me he hadn't given up on that thought. Then, a few months after Z came home, I saw Brad with her and Mad, and I realized how much he loved them, and a biological child would not in any way be a threat. So I said, 'I want to try.'"
On how Pax is adjusting to his new life: "The first two days he cried a lot. I hired a translator, and he would explain what was going on. The first night, I slept alone with him. I was expecting him to wake up and scream, but he woke and just stared at me. I handed him a stuffed animal, and we walked around the room pointing at things. By day three, he didn't want me to put him down. I think he got used to the reality that somebody loves you and that's what a mommy is... I think Pax, after seeing how much Zahara and Mad and Shi love Brad, understands that [Brad's] his daddy. Everybody seems to be safe in his arms. He makes everybody laugh. He helps everybody."
On how she and Brad get time alone: "Right now, that's our problem! We hang out. We try to talk over the swingset. We'll have a date night once everybody is settled. Pax still gets scared if I'm gone for more than a few hours. But we'll get them occupied with a movie and popcorn and try to run off and lock the door for a bit."
On whether they are affected by gossip: "Our first question is what paper is it in. The New York Times? If not, do we really need to worry?"
Jolie recently shot a few ad spots for Shiseido cosmetics (which will never air in North America):
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