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A CNN interview with Angelina Jolie took a surprisingly personal turn on Wednesday when the star admitted that she doesn't have many friends she talks to. Speaking with CNN's Sanjay Gupta from an aid camp in Pakistan, Jolie said that doesn't have a problem telling friends about the devastating things she sees in the field -- because, well, she only talks to Brad Pitt.
"I'll talk to my family," Jolie, 35, told CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent. "I'll talk to Brad. He wants to know as much as he can about these issues... But, I don't know -- I don't have a lot of friends I talk to."
Jolie laughed as she admitted that Pitt is "really the only person I talk to!"
She does, however, have six little people who share her passion for helping others.
"I told my children why I was going," said Jolie. "They'd seen the news and I explained to them why I was packing flashlights and food, and they helped me pack some things. So I think it helped them to be better people, to understand a little more about the world."
It's strange to think of Angelina Jolie as a lonely person; it's so rare to see a photo in which she's not surrounded by her six children, or cuddling her famous boyfriend. But in a way, she has always been a loner, marching to the beat of her own drum. Unlike many other celebs, Jolie doesn't seem to care if people like her. We can't recall ever hearing about her being friends with another woman (although she's had relationships with a few). Maybe her isolated childhood has made her guarded -- and maybe it's easier for her to relate to people on a global scale, rather than individually. Motherhood certainly seems to be helping the star to be more connected, so that's gotta count for something, right?
At the moment, Jolie is using her star power to spread awareness of the devastation in Pakistan from recent flooding. And she wants that awareness to extend to her small children, even though it may be painful.
"My children are from a lot of these countries," she points out, "so I want Zahara to understand what's happening in Africa, and the boys to understand what's current in their countries, and for all of them to know about each other's countries and the world in general as well."
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