Three years and many children later, Angelina Jolie has revealed that she fell for her main squeeze Brad Pitt when they were filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith — while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston.
"Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love," she told the New York Times in reference to the film, which she said she hopes she can one day show her children.
"What's going to be funny is when they think Mom and Dad are a little bit cool," she added. "Because right now, we're not cool Mom and Dad."
Jolie, who's currently starring in period drama The Changeling, may not think she's cool to her kids, but she has spent the past three years as one-half of Hollywood's hottest merger, once she and Pitt went public as a twosome. Now, they're as well-known as a power-couple as they are as power-parents with a brood of six, including 3-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
While they've been impressively successful at shielding their young ones from the public eye, they also have found ways to utilize family photos to raise money for their Jolie-Pitt Foundation (auctioned photos of the new twins, for example, scored $14 million). Most recent were the family photos Pitt took, including one of a breastfeeding Jolie, which landed on the cover of W magazine.
Yet, Jolie knows that the carefully meted-out publicity will soon need some family discussion — especially once the eldest, Maddox, is old enough to use the Internet, where photos far sultrier than those in W abound.
"There's a lot we're going to have to explain to them about how public their family is," she said.
What's your view of the power-pair, and how they've come to use their image, fame — and parenting skills, since they found each other on set?