Angelina Jolie Dishes on Parenting and Brad

By David Chiu
|  Saturday, Jul 10, 2010  |  Updated 6:16 AM PDT
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The actress talks about raising her kids with Brad Pitt

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Just because Angelina Jolie is constantly in the spotlight doesn’t mean that her children has to be. As she told Parade magazine in an upcoming profile, she and companion Brad Pitt do what they can to spare the kids from the glare of the paparazzi.

“We travel to places where the kids aren’t aware of that kind of thing,” said the Oscar-winning actress. “We try to give them a full life where they don’t have to come face to face with that world. With the paparazzi present, we’re careful when we leave the house.

“We don’t stand in the checkout line at the grocery store looking at the magazines. Our friends don’t tell us about it. And our kids don’t know. I feel if we keep looking out for them, they’ll be fine.”

In the interview, Jolie described raising her children with Pitt as a “privilege.”

“It’s our job. That’s who we are. And when we pass away, that’s what we will have done with our lives. When I think about projects I’m involved in, I start to realize that our children are getting ready to take these things on themselves. And if Brad and I raise them right, then they will be taking them on.”

The actress also revealed that she and Pitt aren't apart for more than three days. On the subject of love, she said: “I feel sad for someone who has never known love. Love elevates. Brad knows me completely, exactly as I am, every part of me. He loves me. The kids love me. They know all my flaws and all my oddities. And they accept them. And so I can feel complete.”

Jolie is starring in the new action movie “Salt,” which opens Jul. 23.

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