CB sent me this story on my 4/20 afternoon off (“Duuuuude,” I replied), although I’m struggling to figure out why the story is a big deal. PopEater spoke to a person claiming to be a former applicant (I think?) for a nanny position in the Jolie-Pitt household. Now, stories about the Jolie-Pitts nannies have always been around. Some people say that there are lots and lots of nannies and that Brad and Angelina barely spend any time with the kids and of course, there’s probably something about gerbils and heroin splashed in there. Other people (me?) think that yes, Brad and Angelina probably employ lots of nannies, but that they are hands-on parents whenever and however possible. Still, they are two working actors and they have six children for the love of God. Let them have their nannies. Anyway, PopEater’s source says that Brad and Angelina have a nanny per child, and that they expect their nannies to be highly educated and speak multiple languages. And?
We have always wondered how Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie appear to raise such a well mannered brood of six without going completely insane. The answer: nannies, a lot of nannies, an entire basketball team of nannies. PopEater spoke to one applicant for the Pitt-Jolie nanny job who said she was surprised by the strict requirements asked of the family’s childcare providers.
Each child, we are told, is given their very own personal nanny, who is required to have a college degree in either education or child development and to speak at least two languages. In the case of Brad and Angie’s adopted children from other countries, the nanny is question is expected to speak the language of the child’s native land.
The job applicant must also be willing to travel. This is a biggie since the family splits their time between California, New Orleans, France and a number of movie sets on a yearly basis.
According to our source, the positions pay between $50,000 and $150,000 on a sliding scale to start. With six kids, childcare can easily run the Jolie-Pitts a cool million on a yearly basis.
The requirements make sense (and believe us we have heard crazier) since the family travels so often each caregiver will essentially be a one-on-one teacher for the kids when they aren’t enrolled in school.
What we have to say is kudos to the Pitt-Jolie publicity machine for their careful pruning of these nannies from the official paparazzi shots the family releases to the press. You would think six extra well-educated bodies traveling with the fam would be easy to spot, but we rarely see anyone but Brad and Angie minding the crew.
Can you imagine getting paid $150,000 a year to be Empress Zahara’s nanny? OMG!!!! That’s what I was really doing on my afternoon off, I was applying to be Z’s nanny. I’m not a kid person, AT ALL, but I would totally become a kid person for $150K a year and Empress Z. You know what? I bet Empress Z vets the nanny candidates. Can’t you just picture her with a little clipboard, interviewing her potential nannies? Love it.
Photos courtesy of Fame.