Angelina Jolie admits that raising her brood of six can be exhausting.
The Tourist star, who is mom to Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, & twins Knox and Vivienne, 2, with actor Brad Pitt, says that there are times when she finds working much more relaxing than caring for her family.
“When me or Brad go away and work on films it gives us a bit of a break from the daily routine of being in the house and looking after the kids,” she tells Britain’s Hello! magazine. “You get spoiled on a film set and in some ways it’s easier to be working long hours on a movie than taking care of a large family just because you do get very tired at the end of the day.”
I felt that way especially after the twins were born because the demands on your time are so great. It meant that Brad had to spend a lot more time with the other kids because mommy was too busy or tired.
Despite often finding motherhood exhausting, the 35-year-old actress knows how fourtunate she is to have an incredibly successful career and the support of her partner, Brad.
“I’m very grateful to be in a position where I can still work and enjoy that creative part of my life and not feel like I’m neglecting my responsibilities as a mother,” she adds. “I also love having a man like Brad who enjoying looking after the kids the way he does, because it’s a lot of work.”
The Jolie-Pitt crew are currently residing in Budapest, Hungary while Angelina works on her latest film.