Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie says she doesn’t like to “lecture” her six children. The Salt star – who raises Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with partner Brad Pitt – explained while she likes to educate her brood about her work with refugees around the world, she doesn’t tell them what to think.
I’m not one of those moms who kind of lectures [my kids],” the 36-year-old actress told reporters on Saturday at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs Film Festival. “But I do tell them, whenever I go on a trip, where I’m going and why. And on some occasions, they’ve come with me to different refugee camps. And they also go to their home countries a lot.”
The mom-of-six has faith her children will make informed decisions, based on their life experiences.
“Hopefully they live in the world, and they see the world really as it is, outside of Hollywood,” she said. “If they really live in the world and spend time with friends around the world from all different types of backgrounds, they [will] just see things as they are.”
And how did the high-profile mama help celebrate her daughter Zahara‘s 7th birthday party last weekend?
We make sure we’re very aware of her culture and her heritage,” Jolie says. “She’s an African-American girl, so we make that a part of anything she does. So that’ll be a part of her [birthday].”