Do you ever struggle with the “betrayal” of Santa Claus?
Father-of-six Brad Pitt does, and he opened up to E! News about his thoughts on St. Nick. “I’m not real big on the whole Santa thing,” Pitt, 49, shared. “I thought it was a huge act of betrayal when I was a kid.”
He added: “I didn’t like that. When I found out the truth, I was like, ‘Why? Why? Why would you lie to me? Why?’”
Regardless of his feelings, his six children with Angelina Jolie – Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – have already sent in their letters to Santa in Kent, England.
So what does he say to the kids about the Christmas legend?
“What I tell them is some people believe it’s Santa, and some people believe it’s parents, and you get to believe whatever you want,” Pitt said.
The proud papa then went on to chat about Pax, Zahara and Vivienne’s cameos in Jolie’s latest movie, Maleficent.
“They’ll be a part of the Disney tradition,” he said. “This is a story they know and love well, and their mommy’s [the main character]. It’s a big thing. They don’t see it as anything beyond that, just playtime.”
Although none of the kids have shown a huge interest in following in their engaged parents’ footsteps. “They really haven’t at this point,” Pitt said. “Whatever they want to do, we’ll help them figure it out.”
What do you think about Brad’s thoughts on Santa?