Angelina Jolie has become the queen of multi-tasking by doing everything from raising her brood of six with husband Brad Pitt to starring in, producing, and directing films to actively participating in humanitarian work in an attempt to make the world a better place. And when it comes to showing her love for her youngsters, Jolie is never too busy to the take time to display her affection. That was demonstrated recently when Angelina was in a car with one of her children, Shiloh, and couldn’t resist the lure of an enormous stuffed animal, reported NBC New York.
The tale of the teddy bear began with Tim Alexander and his twins, age 8. The trio held “For Sale” signs to attract attention to the huge teddy bear perched on a blue couch at the side of a California road. The bear needed a home, and Jolie provided it in style.
The twin boys were hoping to get $50 total for their bear buddy, but when Angelina showed up in that Cadillac in Toluca Lake, they happily traded their eight and one-half foot tall stuffed animal for $50 per twin.
TMZ reported that the twins, Allen and Brandon, and their father, Tim, had been attempting for an hour to get money for “Big Bear.” And that’s when Angelina showed up with Shiloh to encourage the boys’ entrepreneurial spirit by doubling how much they were asking for the stuffed animal.
Jolie even posed for a picture with Allen and Brandon, who didn’t know that the buyer of their bear was a world-renowned celebrity. Their father came to the rescue to clue them in by referring to Kung Fu Panda.
In addition to joining her mom on the bear hunt, Shiloh reportedly has received support from both her parents in her alleged desire to wear only boys’ clothes, according to OK, which says that the 10-year-old “wishes to identify as a boy” and has a closet “full of boys’ clothing.”
Angelina’s daughter reportedly does not have any attire designed for girls and prefers to take clothes from her brothers’ wardrobes, an insider told OK.
“Shiloh’s so funny about her wardrobe and she couldn’t be more different from her sisters. She only wears boys’ clothes.”
The source also claims that the little girl takes T-shirts from her brother Pax’s closet. Last year, Jolie and her husband allowed their daughter to cut her hair much shorter, and Angelina previously shared in 2010 that Shiloh desired to “be a boy” and views herself as another brother.
“[Shiloh] wants to be a boy,” said Jolie in the 2010 interview with Vanity Fair. “We had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
Because the little girl’s parents reportedly have made a commitment to providing her with a “loving family environment,” the insider noted that they sought guidance from experts.
“[They are] being extremely responsible about her tomboy ways [and] are getting advice from all kinds of experts on how to handle it carefully and not damage their child.”
As to what Angelina plans for the future in terms of caring for her daughter? When the often challenging high school years roll around, the source revealed that both parents would work together on protecting their child.
“They are worried she might get bullied, but she’s a tough little nut who totally knows her own mind,” added the insider. “She’s a very impressive young person with a killer brain on her shoulders.”
When it comes to how the rest of Jolie’s children are reacting to the situation, Radar Online reported last year that the concerned parents were focused on acting as role models.
“Brad and Angie have been doing everything possible to protect her from being bullied by her peers and outsiders,” a source explained to Radar. “They have also been gently setting the tone for how their five other children interact with Shiloh.”
Angelina’s daughter usually prefers to interact with her brothers, according to the insider, who emphasized that Jolie is “very accepting” of the little girl’s desires and her older brother is as well.
“Shiloh typically wants to play with her three brothers,” noted the source. “Maddox, 14, is old enough to help the younger siblings understand.”
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