Angelina Jolie Admits She Didn't Always Want to Have Kids in Candid AP Interview
It's funny how things turn out. In an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, Angelina Jolie—famous mother of six—admitted that she never saw herself being a mom. During a break in filming "First They Killed My Father" on set in Cambodia, the 40-year-old A-lister confessed that she never visualized herself having a family until a trip to Cambodia many years ago resulted in an epiphany.
"It's strange, I never wanted to have a baby. I never wanted to be pregnant. I never babysat. I never thought of myself as a mother," Jolie recalled of her childhood in Los Angeles. Years later, while playing with children at a Cambodian school, however, she says "it was suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country, somewhere."
In 2002, Jolie adopted her first child from Cambodia, a son she named Maddox. In 2005, she adopted 6-month-old Zahara Marley from an orphanage in Ethiopia, who, along with Maddox, was later adopted by Jolie's future husband Brad Pitt. Zahara was followed by the superstar couple's first biological child, a daughter they named Shiloh. In 2007, the couple adopted again, this time a boy named Pax from Vietnam. The pair's final children came in the form of twins, Knox and Vivienne, who were born in 2008.