In a new interview with USA Today, to promote his new film Tree of Life, Brad Pitt opens up about his family life and hints that he and pseudo-wife Angelina Jolie might be getting ready to be legally married very soon. Pitt explains that the couple’s 6 children are aware that mommy and daddy aren’t married and they are insistent that the couple get hitched. Because of that fact, Brad suggests that he and Ange might actually say their I Dos as a result.
Pitt is an unabashed family man. Fatherhood is, indeed, his most consuming project: raising an unruly brood of six children ages 2 to 9 — three of them adopted, three biological, born in five different countries — with partner Angelina Jolie. Their effect on Pitt has been, by his own account, profound. He credits parenthood, in great part, for his hard-won maturity. “Kids hold up a mirror to you,” he says in his first extensive interview since 2009. “You can’t make excuses. You’ve got to make sure they’ve brushed their teeth and eaten a good breakfast. You want to be present if they wake up with a bad dream” … Though he has said the couple would wait to wed until gay people could do so legally, he now acknowledges that the timetable may change. “The kids ask about marriage,” he says, sinking wearily into a sofa. He takes a sip of cappuccino. “It’s meaning more and more to them. So it’s something we’ve got to look at.”
The entire USA Today interview can be read HERE. In it, Brad goes on to talk about how the Brangelina family exists in nomadic fashion and he divulges more personal info about the kids but … it’s the marriage comments that are most interesting to me. I honestly never bought the whole “waiting til gay marriage is legal” rationale for Brangelina’s decision not to get married. But now that the kids are aware and are asking that the couple get married, I can see how they might actually do so … and soon. What do y’all think? Are Brangelina on the verge of matrimony? If so … do you think they’ll have a HUGE wedding or a quickie private affair?