August 21, 2020
Angelina Jolie recently opened up about the quarantine situation in her home and how her eldest daughter, Zahara, helps keep things in order.
Not only is Angelina Jolie blessed with excellent acting skills, but she is also blessed with a beautiful family — and a very helpful daughter.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Jolie has been in quarantine with her six children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12, all of whom she shares with her ex, Brad Pitt.
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt attend the world premiere of Disney's “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" at El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019. I Photo: Getty Images.
During an exclusive chat on E!'s Monday episode of "Daily Pop," Jolie revealed that she has never valued relaxation and being in a calm environment.
For the actress, chaos is thrilling, and it is no surprise that she constantly gets interrupted by her kids and pets during important meetings. Jolie said:
"I've been on high-level meetings where there's dogs and balls and kids and things."
Angelina Jolie and children Shiloh, Saara, and Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt on October 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images
While the thought of a house full of so many kids might drive some crazy, Jolie feels right at home in the midst of it all.
The American actress added that she enjoys being human and laughing with her kids through every chaotic situation in their home.
Zahara is from Ethiopia, and she was adopted by Jolie in 2005.
Angelina Jolie attends the 32nd Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards on February 17, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images.
However, because Jolie recognizes the need to introduce her kids to stability and structure, she tries to draw up home schedules for them.
To get everything and everyone in line, Jolie can always ask for help from her eldest daughter, Zahara. She said:
"My daughter Zahara is better at organizing things than I am."
Angelina Jolie with children Knox, Vivienne, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind" screening in 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
Although her family is famous, Jolie noted that they are also pretty regular. Their movie nights are characterized by popcorn, pajamas, robes, and snacks — like every other family.
Fortunately, Jolie's new movie, "The One And Only Ivan," is one that the whole family can enjoy and bond over. The movie, which is set to be released on August 2 on Disney+, features Sam Rockwell, Helen Mirren, and Danny Devito.
While speaking about the movie, Jolie reportedly revealed that her oldest daughter, Zahara, inspired her to take on the role in the film.
According to Jolie, she and Zahara read the book together and discussed what made Ivan special. Along with Zahara's organizational skills and her advice, another thing Jolie appreciates is her daughter's connection to her roots.
Angelina Jolie, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt attend the premiere of Disney's "Dumbo" in 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
Last month, Jolie reportedly described Zahara as an extraordinary African woman while adding that she has learned a lot from the teenager.
Zahara is from Ethiopia, and she was adopted by Jolie in 2005. In June, the actress spoke about her experience with adoption, and she described it as a way of creating a beautiful family.
Angelina Jolie, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, and Zahara Jolie-Pitt at "The Breadwinner" premiere in 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
Whether it's on shopping trips or dinner outings, it's never a surprise to see Jolie enjoying quality time with her kids.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the doting mother couldn't have wished to be anywhere else but with her beautiful kids.