Saturday, October 11, 2008
Angelina Jolie: How Loving Brad Pitt Changed Me
An intimate and serene Angelina Jolie graces the cover of W magazine's November issue, breastfeeding one of her newborn twins and looking happier than ever in the provocative, compelling photo. In the issue, the star divulges similarly candid details about her world-famous family's personal lives -- discussing everything from how partner Brad Pitt changed her views about pregnancy to describing twins' Knox and Vivienne's budding personalities!
Bringing you straight into their home in southern France, her movie-star beau Brad took the shots of Angelina -- some of them goofy and light, others sexy and scintillating! One photo shows the beautiful humanitarian snuggling with son Pax and gazing at daughter Shiloh. In another, the hot mom strikes a pose in the devastatingly sexy way that only she can do.
In the interview, the 'Changeling' star praises Brad for inspiring changes in her -- most notably, influencing her decision to get pregnant, an idea she admits she resisted at first in favor of adoption.
The couple has three adopted children together: Maddox, Zahara and Pax. The couple's biological children are Shiloh and infant twins Knox and Vivienne.
After adopting, "[Brad] stopped talking about having other kids in the other way [by natural birth]. So I suppose in my heart I realized that he was happy with them as his children, completely. I knew he would never see them as different, and that gave me a certain peace. Then I suppose I just looked at him and loved him and just felt open to [getting pregnant]. I suddenly wanted to. It's one of those things you can't explain."
She describes newborn Knox as "very chill" and says he "loves music" like his dad, while Vivienne is a "studier" and "more demanding," Angelina tells W.
And as for her post-pregnancy body, Angelina tells W: "I'm with a man who's evolved enough to look at my body and see it as more beautiful because of the journey it has taken and what it has created. He genuinely sees it that way. So I genuinely feel sexier."
Of the $14 million fee that People and Hello! magazine paid her and Brad for the first pictures of their newborns, Angelina admits: "There's nothing to say other than it's bizarre. But we're happy that we have our hands on it to distribute it to people we think are worthy, rather than some paparazzi." The A-list couple donated the money to their charitable foundation.
Read the full interview with Angelina -- complete with intimate pics snapped by Brad at their home in southern France -- in the November issue of W.