As one of Hollywood’s hugest stars, it would be easy for Brad Pitt to let his fame and fortune go to his head. But the Tree of Life actor says that his kids keep him connected to what’s truly important.
“Kids hold up a mirror to you,” he tells USA Today. “You can’t make excuses. You’ve got to make sure they’ve brushed their teeth and eaten a good breakfast. You want to be present if they wake up with a bad dream.”
The life he shares with his partner Angelina Jolie and their six kids is hardly normal one, Brad admits. They’re “pretty nomadic,” he says, traveling all over the globe to film. And wherever they go they’re “hunted” by the paparazzi. But he says that they try to make sure their children experience the simple joys of childhood.
“Angie and I do everything we can to carve out some semblance of normalcy for them, to re-create the kinds of moments that were special for us. It’s not unusual for the kids to be covered in paint. We have mud fights. It’s chaos from morning until the lights go out, and sometimes after that.”
Though he once famously said that they wouldn’t we’d until everyone in the country is legally able to, the handsome star admits they may have to rethink that stand.
“The kids ask about marriage. It’s meaning more and more to them. So it’s something we’ve got to look at.”
Married or not, Brad paints a picture of a very happy home life.
“I never knew I was capable of experiencing so much love’” he says of fatherhood.