It all started when they met on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" last year. They became public after Pitt’s marriage ended in January of this year. Most of the blame has been placed on Jolie, in her defense she tells Vogue Magazine, "I think we were both the last two people who were looking for a relationship.
"Because of the film we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened."
There are no plans for marriage yet, "We’ve both been married before, so it’s not marriage that necessarily kept some people together. We are legally bound to our children, not to each other, and I think that’s the most important thing."
They already have three kids, Maddox, 5, Zahara, 23 months, and Shiloh, 6 months. Angelina won’t stop there, she wants more.
"I’m very, very lucky. I love the different elements of my life. I love working abroad, and I love being with my kids and I love being with Brad," Jolie, 31, said Friday at a press event for her movie The Good Shepherd. "I’d like to add many more children and many more obstacles and many more things to my life."
Asked if she’d ever again work with Pitt, with whom she costarred in last year’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith, she replied with a laugh: "Who’s going to watch the children?"
Indeed, she chooses her films with Maddox, 5, Zahara, 23 months, and Shiloh, 6 months, in mind. "I don’t think that I’ve shot for more than seven weeks on a movie in two years," she said. "I need to make sure that I have time with my kids."
And she makes every effort to give her children a normal life, despite her own fame. "I’ve made a point to not let it change the way that I live my life, other than I carefully plan my holidays or where we go or where we stay or things like that to try to ensure some kind of quality of life that is private and nice for the kids. But we simply don’t let it affect us."
She does admit, though, that there are challenges: "I think that the only time that it is hard is when the kids want to go somewhere and want to see something. I’ve had so many people offer to take my children to Disneyland or places that I can’t take them. And they don’t understand how upsetting that is.
"People offered to take my kids trick or treating or take my kids to whatever – things that they assume my kids can’t do. So we plan to find ways to do all of those things. There are worse problems and so we’re okay."
This Halloween, she said, "We were in India and so we had this really odd celebration at the hotel. We just had candy and costumes sent from the states and so we all dressed up. Z had a really big afro and Maddox had dreadlocks. We had some fun with dress-up."
What is it that draws Jolie – who is supporting an orphanage in Zahara’s native Ethiopia and fighting for legislation on behalf of AIDS orphans – to children? "They’re fun. They’re just a joy. It’s a joy of life that exists nowhere else."