Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt doesn't mince words about his feelings for Angelina Jolie, but despite the couple's bond, don't expect a trip down the aisle anytime soon.

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"I have a love in my life, a soul mate — absolutely," Pitt said in a candid interview with Parade. But for now, the star of Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Inglourious Basterds believes keeping his family together is a bigger commitment than marriage.

"Our family is the base that gives Angie and me the long tether to go out and do all these other things," Pitt said. "It's a big step we've taken. We've put down roots together. As Angie and I carve out our time as a couple, we carve out our lives as individuals.

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"When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.'" Pitt said. "I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it — hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights."

And would he be bothered if one his children were gay? "No, not one bit," Pitt said. "Listen, I want my kids to live the lives they want to live. I want them to be fulfilled. I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are."

Brangelina may be content in their un-wedded bliss, but their relationship still has heat. When asked about a stone grotto hidden behind a waterfall in his pool, Pitt replied, "[It's] a great place for sex."