Smith" — but didn't chase Hollywood's leading hunk because he was married to his "best friend," the smoldering actress said in a jaw-dropping magazine interview. In her first in-depth words about life as half of Tinseltown's first couple, Jolie tells Vogue magazine she never wanted to ruin Pitt's marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston — it just happened that way.
But it was clear he was with his best friend, someone he loves and respects," Jolie said in a revealing interview in the magazine's January issue. Jolie said she was committed to life as a single mom when she was paired with Pitt in the espionage action flick.
I certainly wasn't," she said. I think a few months in I realized, 'God, I can't wait to get to work,' " she said. We just became kind of a pair. Pitt and Aniston filed for divorce that spring, amid rampant reports that the Hollywood hunk had his eye on Jolie the whole time. Vogue didn't directly press Jolie on whether she and Pitt fooled around behind Aniston's back.
But Jolie said she realized, early on, that she shared a deep, emotional bond with Pitt before they formally hooked up post-Aniston. We remained very, very good friends — with this realization - for a long time," she added. We've, like, passed each other and said 'hi' briefly, shook hands. But not a real sit-down-and-talk kind of meeting," Jolie said. She gave birth to their daughter, Shiloh, earlier this year, after adopting Maddox from Cambodia in and taking in Zahara from Ethiopia in Jolie said she hasn't spoken to her dad, actor Jon Voight, for five years.
Although she keeps up with mom Marcheline Bertrand, Jolie said she doesn't allow many people into her inner circle. This is going to make you think that maybe I should get some therapy, but trust is such a bizarre word. I'd like to say that I trust my mother, but I also don't know if she might do something that she thinks is in my best interest. Still, "I trust Brad will never do anything," she said. But after a few moments, Jolie then added, "I don't know.
I don't trust anybody completely. It's not going to help you to get a hug! People make fun of me. It's something that I have a hard time with. If someone hugs me, I hold my breath. Snuggling, cuddling, hugging, crying That all changed once she had children. I think definitely before my son, I was a little nihilistic.
But once I adopted Mad [Maddox], I knew I was never going to be intentionally self-destructive again. The year-old Jolie managed to ooze sexuality in the magazine package, even as she showed off her passion for motorcycles and flying in the unforgiving California desert. The flick premiered at the Ziegfeld Theater in Midtown last night, and she and Pitt immediately stole the show as soon as they hit the red carpet.
Jolie's next big flick will be portraying the wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl in "A Mighty Heart. Jolie said it was her children — basically Maddox — who ultimately cemented her relationship with Pitt as a family.
One day, Maddox "just out of the blue called him Dad," she said. We were playing with cars on the floor of a hotel room, and we both heard it and didn't say anything and just looked at each other. Jolie said that in addition to Pitt being a great dad, he has a "wicked sense of humor" and, "He's a great challenge to me.