Angelina Jolie: "Brad and I Are Strong and Happy"

"A relationship won't hold if it's only about the kids," the actress tells Parade magazine

Angelina Jolie has taken on many titles over the past few years: The most beautiful woman in the world, a mother of six, an Oscar-winning actress, and a human rights activist. But, there's another side of the 35-year-old that she wants the public to know: she's a woman in love.

In a candid interview with Parade magazine, Jolie, who is currently promoting her upcoming spy thriller Salt, talks about her growing admiration for longtime beau Brad Pitt and the family they've built together.

"The children certainly tie us together, but a relationship won't hold if it's only about the kids," Jolie says, adding, "You also must be really interested in each other and have a really, really wonderful, exciting time together. We do. Brad and I love being together. We enjoy it. We need it, and we always find that special time. We stay connected. We talk about it. It's very important."

Jolie, who said in last month's interview with Vanity Fair that she is not "against getting married" to Pitt, acknowledges, "If Brad and I are strong and happy, then our kids have happy parents, and that's the best thing we can give them." 

While both she and Pitt have hectic lives, they make parenting their top priority. "He takes the kids to school; he visits me on set with the kids. I'm home for dinner, or I'm there for breakfast," she explains. "We're together all the time. We plan. Brad and I take time off between films to travel, have big experiences, do things together. That's how we work it out. There's never a period when Brad and I are pulled apart. We are not separated for more than three days, ever. We stay really connected. We actually don't go out much. It's funny. We're very home bound. We're very much Mommy and Daddy in our pajamas."

While it may seem like the former wild child is becoming domesticated, she's still very much a woman in love. "Brad knows me completely, exactly as I am, every part of me. He loves me," says the actress. In fact, she's been bitten so hard by the love bug, she wants everyone else to experience what she has. "I feel sad for someone who has never known love. Love elevates. You know, Brad would joke about me having this conversation about love. Love? It's such a funny word. Brad can find certain phrases of poetry for it. I'm terrible at it. But I know it means wanting the best for the people you love, putting their interests above your own, always. Love does that. Love is what you live for." 

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