Jolie: I never thought I'd be a mum

Hampshire Chronicle: Angelina Jolie never expected to be a mum Angelina Jolie never expected to be a mum

Angelina Jolie has told how she never thought she would have children or find love.

The 38-year-old star's actor parents Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand seperated just a year after she was born, and she told Elle magazine how their split made her sceptical of having a family herself. But she has been with fiance Brad Pitt for over eight years and they are parents to adopted children Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, and Zahara, nine, and also have seven-year-old daughter Shiloh and five-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

Angelina confessed: "I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person. Having come from a broken home - you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairytale, and you just don't look for them."

Speaking about her relationship with Hollywood heartthrob Brad she said: "You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy.

"After all these years, we have history - and when you have history with somebody, you're friends in such a very real, deep way that there's such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together."

Angelina's children Vivienne, Pax and Zahara all make cameos in her new film Maleficent. But she revealed that while she wouldn't discourage them from acting, she would "prefer" them to choose a different career path.

She revealed: "Brad and I made the decision that we wouldn't keep them from sets and the fun of making movies, but we wouldn't [glorify it either] - we wouldn't make it a good thing or a bad thing. But I would really prefer they do something else."

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