The Oscar-winning actress is the proud mother of six children, three biological and three adopted with her ex-husband, actor Brad Pitt. In a recent publication, the "Malefica" star shares her learnings as a mother.
Angelina Jolie is not only an excellent prize-winning actress, but she is also a great mother. When she was a teenager she didn't think she could become someone's mother. That's what she claimed in a recent editorial publication, where she openly talked about motherhood.
In an open letter she addresses to parents, the actress talks about her concerns during this difficult time. She explains that she also has had difficult times and that for a time in her life she did not think she was capable of being a mother. Angelina wrote:
“I was not a very stable youth. In fact, I never thought I could be anyone’s mom. I remember the decision to become a parent. It wasn’t hard to love. It wasn’t hard to dedicate myself to someone and something greater than my life.”
In the same letter, the actress went on to say how parents want to have everything under control, the house, food, health. However, it has been a “lovely thing” for her to discover that her kids don't expect her to be perfect, they just want her to be honest.
That is one of the things that she wants to share with the parents this moment we are going through as humanity since the crisis caused by the pandemic has required parents and children to stay close and to spend a lot of time together. She also explains that it is necessary to learn to be patient as parents.
Angelina adopted her first child, son Maddox, from a Cambodian orphanage in 2002, who is now an 18-year-old college student. Later, she adopted daughter Zahara, 15, from Ethiopia in 2005. After that, Angelina began dating Brad Pitt.
Together, the couple went on to have three biological children, daughter Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11. In 2007 Angelina adopted son Pax, 16, from a Vietnam orphanage. Angelina y Brad split in 2016 and while the children live with their mom, they get visitation time with their dad.
During this time of quarantine, Angelia shared during an interview that she and her children are safe and secure as recommended, to avoid getting COVID-19. All of her children are at home, including her son Maddox, who returned from South Korea, where he studied his first year at school.
In the interview, she also talked about parents finding themselves dealing with difficult situations, food insecurity, and family and child abuse. However, she says she believes in humanity and that human beings will help each other out of this with good.