Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are raising six children, and Jolie recently dished on what life is like in their household, from nicknames to traits. The discussion about life in their home occurred during her recent appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, reported People.
Angelina revealed that their children, who answer to nicknames such as Shi (for 10-year-old Shiloh), Mad (for 14-year-old Maddox) and Z (for 11-year-old Zahara), are immersed in studying various languages. However, the 41-year-old actress emphasized that she let each child choose which language to study.
“I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi is learning Khmai, which is a Cambodian language, Pax is focusing on Vietnamese, Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language.”
In addition to Shiloh, Maddox and Zahara, Jolie and Pitt are parents to 7-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox as well as 12-year-old Pax. And although Angelina and Brad have succeeded in the competitive entertainment industry through their acting skills, she served up a surprise when it comes to whether their children want to achieve the fame and fortune in Hollywood through performing.
“None of my kids want to be actors,” admitted Jolie. “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.”
In addition to the lighter topics, Angelina became serious during her Woman’s Hour segment in describing what she learned when she gave birth to Shiloh in Africa, noted Vanity Fair.
“I went to a hospital in Namibia, where I was having my daughter, and I was in breech,” recalled Jolie.
Angelina required a C-section, explaining that she was aware she was in breech because she could afford to have an ultrasound. However, she discovered that the hospital in that area lacked an ultrasound machine.
“So the amount of women that didn’t know they were in breech, the amount of babies and complications when they got into labor, with one simple machine,” she pointed out.
Despite her dismay in seeing the lack of technology in that region, Angelina holds out hope for the future.
“I know there are many extraordinary people who are working on this and women’s health around the world, and many groups dedicated solely to that, and their work is so needed and these solutions can come,” she added.
Jolie used her time on the show to discuss a project that bonded her with her oldest son, according to E News.
Her son Mad, as she calls him, talked with her about the movie, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, which takes its story from a book by Loung Ung.
Angelina described working with her son as a “special, special experience.” Admitting challenges in the teen years, she pointed out that all moms with teenagers will recognize the pleasure in finding a way to bond during those sometimes difficult times.
Jolie and her family spent time in Cambodia while she directed the film, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, according to Radar Online, which cites an insider alleging that the two are involved in battling over their finances.
“She was refusing to sign up for the lucrative lead role in the Maleficent sequel even though it will bring in cash they desperately need,” claimed the insider.
The source alleges that Jolie and Pitt need the money because the couple has been “overspending for years.” However, Angelina desired to put her focus on her charity endeavors and documentaries, according to the insider.
Brad, 52, is concerned about their finances and consequently was perturbed that she wanted to refuse the offer, claims the source.
“That’s upset Brad, who’s pointing out the family isn’t in a position to reject a $30 million-plus paycheck.”
Jolie did, however, sign up for the sequel at last.
However, while Radar Online describes Angelina as reluctant, Gossip Cop cites a source who says that there is “no truth” to those allegations.
Gossip Cop‘s insider emphasized that Pitt and Jolie are doing well financially and are not fighting about money. As for Maleficent 2, Angelina views it as a “passion project.”
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