In a new interview with Total Film, the Maleficent actress reveals that she stays grounded thanks to frequent bathroom breaks with her six children: Maddox, 12, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
“The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop,” the mom-of-six says. “That’s who you are!”
The Academy Award-winning actress, 37, that she and fiancé Brad Pitt work hard to maintain “a very normal, very grounded home” for their kids. “We’re friends,” she says of her movie star beau, 49. “We have a laugh with our kids.”
The couple have discussed their love connection on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005, when Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston.
“Yes, we do talk about it,” she shared. “We look around at our kids. I’m not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate, but I don’t walk away from it when something unfolds.”
“It’s like my children. Especially when you adopt in some countries. All my other children were just, ‘This is the child that’s been chosen for you,'” she continues. “I suppose it’s like a child you give birth to, as you can’t have a say in it. I see that when I look at my kids. It just seems to be right. It’s hard to understand how it could unfold so beautifully.”