November 9, 2015
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Confess They're 'Dorky' Parents As They Call Shiloh 'John' Amid Transgender Questions

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been termed everything from the romance of the decade to the most glamorous couple on the red carpet. But "dorky" isn't an adjective typically applied to the beautiful duo - until now. Angelina claims that their six children view Jolie and Pitt as "dorky" parents, reported Us Weekly.

The confession from Angelina came in discussing her new film with Brad, By the Sea. Although they took on the challenge soon after they tied the knot in the summer of 2014, Jolie feels that the fact that they could cuddle with the kids at home nightly made up for the on-set battles they fought during the day.

"That might have been an absolute disaster," admitted Angelina. "But as soon as we got home, it was bedtime stories, children's needs and problems, the fights they'd had during the day. We had to immediately snap back to something that was uniting and positive and loving."

Brad Pitt look glamorous on the red carpet, but say at home they're just
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt look glamorous on the red carpet, but at home they're just "dorky" parents. [Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images]Jolie pointed out that because the new movie features a husband and wife having marital problems, they had to deliberately avoid their usual attention to caring for one another.

"Normally in between takes, you'd make sure that the other's OK, but we had to be able to really get ugly," added Angelina.

Brad experienced his first role as an actor with Jolie as the director as well as his co-star. Pitt feels it was a special experience because they know each other so well.

"Being a couple, we have that shorthand that can be communicated in a look. Conversely, it means I knew immediately if she felt a take stunk," he joked.

And when they're not appearing on the red carpet or immersed in film-making, they're just ordinary parents, claims Angelina.

"We wake up, we make breakfast. In our domestic life, we're Mom and Dad. And often we're dorky Mom and Dad, which the kids find ridiculous."
Jolie and Pitt have sought to keep their children's lives normal and fun. Brad revealed that whenever his wife gets free time, she immediately gets up to take the kids on an adventure.

"No matter how tired she might be, she plans outings for each and all. She has an incredible knack for inventing crazy experiences for them, something new, something fresh. I may be the bigger goof of the pair, but she invents the stage," shared Pitt.

Brad takes pride in the way in which Angelina cares for their children, especially following the death of her own mom in 2007. Jolie seeks to ensure that her children have no fears about losing her, although she chose to undergo a double mastectomy to lower the odds that she would suffer a battle with breast cancer.

Angelina Jolie seeks to keep her children free of concern about her health.
Angelina Jolie seeks to keep her children free of concern about her health. [Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]Angelina also opted for preventive surgery for her ovaries, and Pitt emphasizes what Jolie's courage means to him, reported People.

"This is a woman who had watched her mother, aunt and grandmother become sick and eventually succumb, all at an early age," reflected Brad. "Her drive, her absolute value in herself, is defined by the impact she can have during her time here – for her kids and for the underprivileged and those suffering."

And when it comes to her kids, Angelina and Brad have sought to help their daughter, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, achieve her desire to "become a boy," according to Radar Online.

Jolie and Brad talked with a transgender expert for advice on how to raise their daughter, who desires to wear clothing made for boys and to be called John. Now 9-years-old, Shiloh loves to interact with her brothers, said an insider.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt have close bonds.
Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt have close bonds. [Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]"[Brad and Angelina] have also been gently setting the tone for how their five other children interact with Shiloh," explained the insider. "Maddox, 14, is old enough to help the younger siblings understand what Shiloh is dealing with."

As for advice from the gender identity expert, Pitt and Jolie were told to allow Shiloh to choose her clothes. The specialist also reassured them that their daughter's desire to be called John and dress like a boy has not been impacted by the fact that she has two big brothers.

"Shiloh would have gravitated towards dressing as a boy, and being called John, even if her siblings were all girls," the expert told the child's parents. "It's just the way Shiloh is, and there is nothing that they did wrong as parents."

[Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images]