Brad Pitt: The kids are “pressuring” me to “buy mommy a ring”

Brad Pitt did an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, which aired this morning. I’ve included the videos at the end of the post – the first video seems to be the entire one that aired, and then the second one is just a minute-long outtake of Brad discussing Tree of Life. Brad looks really, really good here. Whatever he’s been doing lately – man-made or natural – is working for me. Plus, the man knows he looks great in shades of blue, and he’s been working that to his advantage lately, like he did in his photo shoot with The Hollywood Reporter. Much like his THR interview, Brad notably talks about how he and Angelina are TOTALLY going to marry.

“We’re getting a lot of pressure from the kids,” Pitt, 48, says. “It means something to them.”

Pitt admits he hasn’t “been very good” at explaining why he and Jolie have put marriage on hold since first becoming a couple in 2005. “We will someday. We will,” Pitt promises. “That’s a great idea.”

When his brood of six — Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and Knox and Vivienne, 3 — asked him to “get mommy a ring,” Pitt vowed: “Okay, I will! I will.”

[Via Us Weekly]

Do you think all of this marriage talk is just part of Brad’s Oscar campaign? I think it’s partly about the campaign, sure. But I also think that Angelina wants to get married, and she has wanted it for a while now, and Brad is slowly coming around. I don’t buy that the kids are like “buy mommy a ring!” unless Angelina has been prodding them, “Go tell Daddy that!”

 

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  1. Meg says:

    Oh poor Bird is selling again details from his private life to get attention during awards season. Old pathetic man.

    • Cherry says:

      I agree, it’s all a bit too obvious. If they want to get married- go do it already. We’ve been hearing this story for years now.

    • bluhare says:

      49 is old and pathetic? Hope your man looks so old and pathetic.

    • Jilli says:

      Since when is 49 old? And why is he pathetic? This man is better than average looking, rich, in a seemingly solid relationship and a movie star! We should all be so old and pathetic!

    • Capella says:

      I agree. If it applies to Demi Moore’s desperate attempts for attention, why not give Brad Pitt equal measure for his desperation to sell it as well!

      It’s the desperate attempts that make one look “old” at 49. You never hear anyone else apply it on Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Gary Oldman or Christopher Plummer. If he were younger, we would be calling it whoring himself.

      Why not stop with the fairytale stories that cannot apply anymore in 2012: There are too many gossip blogs with contradicting reports and fact-checked stories, for us the public to be allowed to stick our head in the sand. Those kind of ploys to sell it with the media are so 2009. Give us something new, something fresh, or stick to good ol’ honesty. Talk about the MOVIE, and what it means to you to be part of it.

      • mln76 says:

        LMAO at your logic….I’m sure Demi would love the desperation of being an Oscar nominated actress instead of being known as a 49 yr-old doing whip-its in the basement with the kids around the block :)

      • Capella says:

        True mln, but my point is Brad is conveniently all of a sudden openly talking about his family. If you watch certain “gossip” shows, throughout the year Brad has hardly stopped for an interview or at times even a hello. It would’ve been nice for him to stop and answer questions, yes even about his family, when he’s not looking to win an award.

        And in Demi’s case, no matter how embarrassing her situation, if we are calling her desperate for attention, whoring one’s family life all of sudden for an Oscar is as desperate. Especially when he’s trying to sell me all of a sudden a very standard and average yearning for marriage.

      • originalone says:

        Would also prefer Brad talks about his movies rather than his family. Either talk about both all the time, no matter the season, or simply keep your family off limits all the time!

        And yeah, I see the desperation. I like how you treat both genders equally. Even though I agree that Demi would love to desperately promote her personal life for an Oscar. Instead, she had been doing it just for a little attention. But Brad deserves the same title of desperate though. No matter what a Brangeloonie says or loses it, and tries to hide it by adding smiley faces over an insult.

      • Emma - the JP lover says:

        Why is it that everyone else is simply ‘answering questions’ asked by the interviewer, but Brad and Angie ‘talk about their family to get attention’? Brad has given at least one indepth interview a year since 2005, in which he usually talks about everything under the sun, especially his kids and Angie. This is nothing new. What’s also ‘not’ new is the bullet-point list every reporter has when they talk to the Jolie-Pitts with the same questions: kids, S.O., when are you getting married.

    • carrie says:

      They can go to Las Vegas and hop they will be married

    • Spike says:

      Dear parents who are pimping out your kids & relationships (Brad & Angie, Tom & Katie, etc.),

      You can’t have it both ways. Either you’re protecting your family and keeping it out of the press, or you’re trading on them. Don’t care if it’s for an Oscar or box office – it is pathetic. Earn the award, don’t pander.

      And for those who say don’t read it, please. We’re bludgeoned with this couple’s publicity machine whenever they have a project, see also Angie’s wretched directorial debut. Please protect your kids, a lot of other celebs do it whout pandering. Btw, tired of JA also. Not a fan

    • sm255 says:

      I’m actually inclined to agree. He starting to look like a dirty old man now. Not that he was attractive in the first place…

  2. mln76 says:

    I actually think the opposite. Angie seems to be the one hedging her bets on marriage. She’s the one who says they just want a cake.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if Brad asked and was turned down.

    • SG says:

      I agree, after all, Brad was the one who left his marriage because he allegedly wanted a family.

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        I think BP left the marriage because he wanted what Angie had, and couldn’t be in that marriage and have the same thing.

        AJ had more than just a successful acting career and money. AJ had a child and her independence, along with her work with the UNHCR. She was travelling the world, learning, helping people, she was even learning to fly, she was also planning on adding to her family. She was going full steam ahead with or without a partner. She had said that until she left HW and went to other countries and saw what real suffering was, she never knew it existed.

        I think BP learned from her what she learned from leaving HW, that he could have a very unconventional existence, a family, and help others as well. That so-called interesting life he was always searching for in a script. BP didn’t need to be with AJ to have that same type of life, but that’s how it ended up. Out of the two BP is the more conventional one, but I believe if he asked AJ to marry him she would happily say yes.

    • Hautie says:

      I agree. I tend to think Angie has been the one to put a hold on a legal marriage.

      Love or not. I don’t see Angie getting married with out an air tight prenup. And that gets messy. So she has put off making it legal.

      And I also agree with this too:
      Meg says:

      “Oh poor Bird is selling again details from his private life to get attention during awards season. Old pathetic man.”

      I realize he really wants that Oscar. And oddly enough, I like to see him win. Pitt has a better movie.

      And I am still surprise that Clooney got nominated. I would be surprise if he wins. It just is not worthy of a best actor win.

      (I see Jean Dujardin, in “The Artist”, being the one to beat.)

      • mln76 says:

        I actually agree with you. There would have to be so much negotiations between their two vast fortunes it’s probably better for them to leave well alone for now.
        As for the campaigning I don’t think it’s pathetic but I think it’s part of the game. I think he tries his best to say pretty much the same thing over and over in a new way so that people pay attention but still he’s not revealing anything new.

      • LAK says:

        I think may already have been done. I seem to remember that’s why they sued NOTW, for hacking and revealing that lawyers were drawing up some kind of legal document vis a vis property and children

      • mln76 says:

        @LAK that report was revealed to be completely false. Which is why they had to pay damages. Just because NOTW also hacked phones it doesn’t mean they weren’t above fabricating a false story * major eyeroll *

        Still I am sure they have had lawyers go over everything since they own homes together but I still think a pre-nup is different then a co-living situation. They both are worth over a 100 mill there would be a lot to work out.

      • LAK says:

        @min76, i never followed the court details, but i was glad they finally sued somebody because the brangelina witch hunt was so ridiculous and bullying at that point.

        On a different note, i think that they made up stories based on a grain of truth. It’s hair splitting i know and that doesn’t mean that i believed every word they wrote via hacking sources. If i recall the story was reported as Brangelina calling in lawyers to split assets – emphasise on Split. The more probable truth is that lawyers were called. NOTW then used that tit bit to write a major and untruthful story.

      • mln76 says:

        @LAK All I know is even the lawyer named denied he had ever even met either Pitt or Jolie. I think it’s obvious they have some sort of papers drawn up (who wouldn’t in their situation) BUT I still believe that specific story was false. Lainey said something to the effect that NOTW was running a different story but was stopped due to a court injunction and the Jolie/Pitt split was a last minute fabrication they didn’t think would get much traction. But the press ran with it and chaos ensued.

      • valleymiss says:

        I’ve said it already in the Oscar noms thread but, I really want Jean Dujardin to win. He was amazing in The Artist. But if he can’t win, it should go to Brad, who was fantastic in Moneyball. As long as it doesn’t go to Clooney, I’m happy. Lol (And while Gary Oldman is a better actor than everyone, he’s not the type to need this validation. Plus, Brad beating his bff Clooney would be so fab! Lol)

    • Paloma says:

      I agree. I think Brad asked her when she was pregnant with Shiloh. She is hold out, in my humble opinion.

    • jc126 says:

      I agree. I definitely think Brad would marry her this minute.

    • G says:

      I disagree. I think Brad is the more shrewd of the two, despite all the tabloids’ efforts to make him look like Angelina’s house-husband. Do you really think she would have had 6 kids with him if he was the weak sort? That woman wants an equal, not a butler. I believe that Brad knows that if he had married Angelina right off the bat, Team Jen would’ve gone ape shit and he’d never be able to sell them a movie ever again. The Brange is a brand they both protect. I think they’re saving marriage for just the right moment in their careers.

  3. Meanchick says:

    Is it just me or is Brad dangerously close to mullet territory?

  4. nemera says:

    I dont’ see all the “selling details” he just answering the question asked. Martin S. was on a segment too talking about his family and showing his daughter and her friends movies on the weekend. So I guess he is selling family details too.

    Angie talked about the kids asking about marriage too. These are things children do ask about. Heck I remember asking my teachers if they were married and why if they were not.

    Angie said in another interview that the kids ask. and that she was worried that they were feeling insecure or something. Then she thought that for them a wedding is having big cake. Marriage is what for many couples happen before they have children. So if you are not married and you have kids..they ask and wonder.. they want to be like their friends and what they things should be.

    I guess many people posting her either don’t have kids or are not around them enough to know how they ask all kinds of questions.. of their parents and total strangers..

    it’s how they learn about the world around them

    I hope they do get married. I’m romantic about them and would love that to be their next thing.

    • mln76 says:

      yes I saw that Martin went into much more detail about his daughter. It actually was a sweet interview.

    • janet says:

      Your right about kids asking these type of questions. My sister 3 kids (ages 6 and 8)ask religiously about marriage. When she calls me with some of the things they ask or say it’s just hilarious. They even asked her when I was getting married to my boyfriend. Kids are riot so yes I can see their kids asking these type of questions.

    • MW says:

      BP needs to get AJ an engagement ring right away. The kids will feel happier to know that ring is a promise they will marry, and they can be engaged for another 7 years if they are worried about messing up a good thing with a marriage. She deserves a ring. They’ve been partners, and she means way more to him, than most of these other actual Hollywood marriages, and look at all the rings those girls have been sporting. Go get a ring, BP!

  5. Lucy says:

    I think they want to get married, but don’t know how to backtrack from their stance that they would not marry until everyone can, and they think if they say the kids want it everyone will forgive them….I hope they do get married…I love them together and them getting married would just be the cherry on top of the sundae!!!!

    • ahoyhoy says:

      Totally agree, Lucy……They are softening the blow to their gay fans and others who care about gay rights. He made that proclamation to shut people up AND make a political statement at the time. He was a newer father then and probably thought the kids wouldn’t notice or care—underestimated how young they would care, and how long it would take gay marriage to happen.

    • Alix says:

      Given that they already have three marriages between them, their protestation that they won’t get hitched until everybody can never held much water with me.

      • betterose says:

        Alix – that’s a good point, but it wasn’t nearly as heated an issue then. People tend to forget that same-sex marriage was legal in California for several months before a very questionable election, based on an oddly written proposition, was bankrolled by out of state religious interests.
        Prior to that, it was easy to say “well, it doesn’t hurt or help the cause to enter into an opposite-sex marriage.” But now signing a marriage license in CA is basically signing an agreement that marriage is just between a man and a woman. I really hope Brangie stick to their guns on this point. The kids will understand.

  6. RocketMerry says:

    I am the only one who is incredibly over the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt couple? Over exposed does not begin to make justice to their endless presence in the media.

  7. Snowflake says:

    Most people assume marriage to be the next step in a long-term relationship. Every time I’ve been in a relationship for 3 or more years, people start asking when we’re going to get married. So they prob have people asking a lot and the kids have heard it so much, they’ve started asking.

  8. NM6804 says:

    Disagree. I think Jolie doesn’t want to get married.

    - Didn’t she discuss her stance on it quite often? For example during the promotion of Changeling:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1KPUJWNVQ

    (6:57)

    or in 2010

    http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2010/07/angelina_jolie_talks_marriage_on_nightline.php

    - She’s the one that understands her children’s perception about marriage and why they are not married (and saying they are already committed).

    - She’s the one who denies the rumours and Pitt seems the one who finds marriage important and talks about the possibilty of it ever happening. He’s always so INTO his women but I wonder why he finds it a possibility (and is confident enough to share it all the time) when Jolie is at best “meh” about it and isn’t one to hold back her indifference.

    - Ohhh Bradley Pittster: Who the eff is stopping you? (Jolie probably :) )
    I think Pitt is using this to promote his “art” whenever convenient and afterwards, Jolie has to pick up the scraps and finish it by denying whatever he claims about marriage. Because really, does she look she’s pining for that ring to validate her relationship? Is she THAT kind of woman swinging her hand in the hair singing along with “Single Ladies”? Hah, I think not. Pitt finds marriage important but Jolie? Not so…

    Anyway: Git that Oscah!!!

  9. Sasha says:

    It’s totally Angie putting the halt on the marriage so far. I feel like Brad feels ‘rescued’ in a way by Angie. He was in a low place before and now he’s built up this fantastic life with an incredible woman. I think Angie really respects and truly loves Brad, but I think Brad is the one with stars in his eyes looking at Angie.

    I hope they get married too. I really hope that this is the couple who make it till the end. After their kids have flown the nest, I want them to grow old in the French countryside together or something :D

    • ahoyhoy says:

      IF Angie is wary, I blame Billy Bob. She was young & dumb and got swept off her feet by what she thought was love. But he screwed her over BAD–Just as he did Laura Dern and every other woman he ever got involved with.

      I actually LOVE Billy Bob as an actor…LOVE him. But he has a lot of personal issues AND he’s a total DOG with women. Remember how he was supposed to be Maddox’ father? That’s when he bailed. I can see that causing some fear in Angie about messing with a good thing now.

      But Brad is SUCH a ‘good thing’ who has a great sense of his mortality and what’s important in life as you age. I hope they get married too, and get old & gray together. And enjoy many, many grandchildren together.

    • spinner says:

      I agree. I think Brad is the one who would marry in a heartbeat. This would be Angie’s 3rd marriage & I bet she is nervous about taking the leap again. What they could do is have a marriage of the heart with the kids. Have the wedding at home & carry out their own little ceremony with the children participating. I think the kids would consider that just as valid as anything else…for now.

  10. foozy says:

    sorry, don’t agree with your comment. angelina has the stronger character in this relationship. if anyone’s been asking to get married is brad!

  11. Jayna says:

    They want to get married and he’s using the kids as the catalyst because he doesn’t want to backtrack on his we will get married when the gays can sthick. Those kids aren’t hounding them. He probably brings it up and encourages them to get fixated on it. Lol

  12. laura says:

    I’m sick of him talking. Shut up, Brad.

  13. samira677 says:

    I really don’t understand the haters’ logic that discussing marriage will get votes. I really don’t think the voters decided that they were going to vote for George Clooney then after an interview decide to vote for Brad. I really don’t think they, or most people for that matter, care if they get married. The only people who really talk about it are the tabloids who need a story and the haters who always say that they are horrible people for not getting married.

    Brad is more traditional so I think he would want to get married. Angelina doesn’t strike me as the desperate woman begging her partner to marry her. She’s the type to be happy just living together.

    • Lucy says:

      ITA…besides, I thought only people in show biz vote for on the Oscars, not fans….so the arguement that brad is trying to get Oscar votes is pretty dumb…

      • LAK says:

        i have a friend who works at the academy who says a lot of the ground work leading up to the nomination is done by students. they might be swayed by the PR machine.

        I have also heard that WAGS fill out or influence voting on some of those forms. Never underestimate the influence of a WAG – ask Tom Cruise who was fired from Paramount because he pissed off the studio owner’s WAG.

      • Jaye says:

        @LAK, sorry for my ignorance, but…what’s a WAG?

      • Wendy says:

        Wife and Girlfriend = WAG.

        Although if you read some of the articles as to why they think The Artist is going to kill it, they actually say that the average age of the Academy voter is rather high. Like +65 high.

        Personally, I think this is the reason that he’s been playing up the “maybe we’ll get married for the kids” angle, because having 6 kids with a woman and not making it legit doesn’t tend to play so well with a generation (or two) who’s view on that probably boils down to “6 kids, why isn’t this guy making an honest woman of her?”. That’s probably also why Clooney bothers with the rent-a-girlfriend scenario, since “still looking for the one” plays better to that crowd than “eternal bachelor aka probably gay” does.

  14. Little Darling says:

    It’s totally clear to me that they are OBVIOUSLY waiting for Jen Aniston to settle down, have a baby before they tie the knot. It has nothing to do with the kids, or the stigma, or her failed marriages…they just don’t want good ole Jenny to feel bad that they can get married first too!

    • Veruca says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they were, but someone would’ve posted that certificate by now… don’t you think?

      I think Angie’s the one holding out. I feel her pain. 42, and no matter how in love I may be, that “M” word scares the hell out of me…

      • deltona lakes says:

        Janet Jackson? She was married for what 10 years and nobody knew until her husband filed for a divorce. They got married when she was the top selling female artist. But I don’t think the JP’s are.
        I really loved the interview. Honestly, I love when actors talk about their families and not just how a movie was made or why they took a certain role. It’s more interesting.

    • jesstar says:

      ITA. They’re probably pulling a Janet Jackson & want to have SOME bit of privacy in their life. I hesitate to say this because I’m the first person to roll my eyes when anyone brings up that damn triangle business, but I think its odd he starts laying this on thick when his ex is serious with someone.

  15. moopsie says:

    Marriage is so over rated. Its just a label. I don’t think it really does anything for a relationship. They have something real and more special than what a lot of married couples do.

  16. Mairead says:

    Oh for Christ sakes either get married or don’t. Just stop boring us about it!

    If you want to be useful Blandie, just give us an update on the Empress Z’s plans for world domination!

    • lisa says:

      I’m never bored by them.. And from all the comments that will be made today, neither are the people that are on all their threads.

      7 years is a long time. and if people were bored and tired of them.. well the media would have moved on to some other couple. That has not happened and the obsession over all things Brange continues.

      but I laughed and applauded your comment about Ms. Zee.

      I think their kids are such characters.. fun watching them all grow up. and boy have they all grown up..

  17. gennline says:

    Angelina said some years ago that everything financial etc. is sorted out between them,and all that they had left to do was the piece of paper saying that they are married.

    • lisa says:

      thanks for your post.. I was just going to post the same thing. She talked about it when she did an interview talking about when she travels or when she and Brad go flying alone together. That they make sure everything is in order and in place. They have been together for 7 years. and they are not some John/Jane off the track who live together. Both have their own money and resources. I recall Brad saying that they were leaving it all to the kids. So that is how it is. Angie being the super organized person she is.. I don’t see her or Brad leaving anything to chance. Especially regarding their children.

      I wish more couples would do the say. Most people married or single don’t have any kind of plan in place about their children or who would care for them.

      I don’t see Brad and Angie doing that. They seem to have their shit together regarding most things.

      *** regarding working.. well I’m glad he is. He didn’t do much promoting for Benjamin Button. he has 2 film up for Best Picture. And even if they don’t win that is a huge feather in his cap as an actor and Producer. it is a HUGE year for him and the people working with him. He needs to sell and bring attention to the movies. and this is doing just that. Moneyball is doing good in DVD sales and rentals. So yes you sell and sell.. It is only a few months. Then he, Angie and family will be off the track again.

      I like seeing them so whatever to those that don’t. EASY stop looking and following them.

  18. Medusa says:

    I just wonder if maybe the kids worry that they don’t really love each other (no, I’m not saying that they don’t) which is why they haven’t gotten married yet, and without that marriage, the family could split up at any time.

    They want the assurance of security.

    • ol cranky says:

      It wouldn’t be a shock for the kids to be asking them to get married, especially if they interact with friends/cousins whose parents are married to each other but know mommy and daddy aren’t married. Plus, when kids of that age hear or think about weddings they probably get excited about the prospect of the big party and cake (and, for the girls, being a flower girl).

      I think Sting and Trudy Styler said the reason they finally got married after living together so long was because they’re kids kept asking them to get married.

  19. anon says:

    Brads parents are still married so he may probably have a little more faith in the whole thing than Angelina. He may actually think it could work. His siblings are also married. Agree with the posters who say children ask a lot of questions, some which are none of their business. They ask anyway and we love them anyway :-)

  20. Tiegan says:

    Of course all the fans won’t believe it’s Brad who’s holding back. Despite the facts that he’s said many times that they won’t marry until everyone can, and that he may not be able to ‘hold out’ because of pressure from the kids, it must be Jolie who’s not interested!

    I mean she saved him from a life of pure misery with a woman he never loved. Of course he’d marry her in a heartbeat.

    Because the alternative- that she wants to but he doesn’t, that he asked Jen but not Jolie, that she’s *gasp* waiting for a proposal,- that just doesn’t make Jolie look like the goddess we all know she is….

    • Shay Kay says:

      I don’t know who the hold out on marriage is but I totally agree with you that the brangeloonies are never going to accept that it could be Brad. Love the way you very succicently put it!

    • Josephina says:

      You must have missed his very recent interview when he states…” to be in love with someone and then to be raising a family with that someone and then not making that [marriage] commitment…it’s ludicrous!” (I have paraphrased some parts but you get the point.)

      When he said that he was talking about himself.

      It is undoubtedly clear that THIS relationship with Angie is BY FAR the most significant, most important, most vested, most loyal, most wanted, most loved relationship that Brad has EVER had. Because he said so.

      Whatever Brad felt for Aniston did not stand the test of time. Tonight at the SAG awards he clarified that his life with Angie pales in comparison to any other relationship that he has had in the past. Got it?

      Man…you hens are incredible. Brad ONLY has eyes for Angie and he is in love with her. And no past love relationship/marriage can compare to this one.

      • Ida says:

        You need help. Asap. Tiegan’s post was a response to the fact that most of the posters on this thread thought that he would marry her at the drop of a hat but that she wouldn’t. In other words, it was a comment on the perception of this couple on this thread, not a comment on their actual relationship. Gah.

  21. teri says:

    In my mind they are married and a happy couple with six beautiful children. They have been so blessed in so many ways. Such chemistry and soul mates. They both seem to be in a wonderful place in life exactly where both want to be.

  22. Nan209 says:

    I thought Brad said that they were holding out on marriage until gay marriage became legal …”we won’t get married until everyone can get married”…guess they changed their tune.

  23. Tiffany says:

    I think they are lighten up on talking about marriage again because more states are legalizing gay marriage. Also, i agree with another commenter about them being already married. They have controlled their brand for this long, something tells me that they can keep a license under wraps. Either way this man had a great year acting wise (Moneyball was my favborite film of 2011) and if he loses to Clooney that will be a kick in the head. Or he could win because the academy split the vote between George and Juan.

  24. fancyamazon says:

    I am going to go back up and read the comments on this thread, but my first thought (as always with this ongoing Brad and Angie wedding discussion) is this: how would the children even know that they WEREN’T married already unless they have brought up the topic to the children themselves?

    To say this: I do believe that Brad is using this issue somewhat for his oscar campaign, but I ask think that both of them use this “the children are asking us to get married” thing to either allow them to back out of their stance of “not until everyone can” or to obtain more press. Or both.

    • Katherine says:

      ” how would the children even know that they WEREN’T married already”

      Mommy, Daddy, where are YOUR wedding pictures? What dress did you wear, Mommy? Did you have a party like Fiona and Shrek? Why don’t you have a wedding ring like grandma has?

      Seriously these kids aren’t fetuses (feti?)- Maddox is almost 11 and by now all of them except the twins are old anough to be asking these questions. I imagine even all the publicity about the wedding of Prince William raised questions about weddings.

      The very notion of a THIRD marriage is very scary to many people. Second marriages are no big deal but when you’re still young and have to consider embarking on a 3rd (which could end up not even being your last) some people fear becoming Zsa Zsa or Liz Taylor or Mickey Rooney.

      Oh, I have always thought Brad would have remarried on Oct. 3, 2005 if Angelina had agreed. But it’s their business.

      • fancyamazon says:

        I don’t think children are going to spontaneously ask for wedding photos, or think about marriage in the slightest unless someone mentions it to them in the first place. If they are introduced to the notion that mommies and daddies are married, then they should think of their parents as being married…..unless it has been made known to them that they are not.

        I’m not saying it is a bad thing or a good thing that the kids are asking, and if their parents are bringing the subject to the table as something to talk about it can be a good thing or a bad thing. I personally think marriage is very important, but common-law has them pegged as married already in a lot of ways.

  25. olivia says:

    The only thing they have to keep the public speculate, well their crazy fans, is the “will they or won’t they marry”. Eventually that will be their last stunt, but what’s left after that? Adding more children isn’t interesting anymore, divorce?

  26. EYEOPENER says:

    Brad! Gosh you look like CRAP now!!! I can se why your getting pressured by the kids….you look too worn out to be ANYBODYelse’s husband!

    That WITCH deserves you!

    • lisa says:

      OH PLEASE..

      This man is hardly ugly or unattractive.

      there are none so blind as those that will not see. You can spout off about not liking him. but you rant about his looks are totally because you don’t like him

      would love to see what your mug looks like.

  27. Devon says:

    Of course it’s part of the campaign. He wants that little gold man! Everyone is throwing down right now. You’ve got Brad talking marriage, Michelle Williams is pulling a Natalie Portman with all the talk about being a mother and the continuing talk about Heath (although Michelle isn’t vomit inducing like Natalie), and George was strategic in parading that low rent wrestler around. That being said, I don’ think Brad would say it if it wasn’t true, at least on some level. If it’s not the kids asking for them to get married, it’s Brad and Angie talking about it because THEY want it. Should he be using the public’s fascination with their relationship in order to get the statue? No. But it’s an Oscar! It’s the top prize for someone in his field so it’s no wonder he’s using anything and doing everything to get it.

    • lisa says:

      Angie said herself that it would be hard to say no to the kids. They are both saying the same thing. How that makes him a di@k is beyond reason.

      I guess some people have some problem with them actually getting married. Wonder why?

      oh I really know and it is very obvious to me.

      • Shay Kay says:

        I am definitely not a Brangeloonie but Brad is definitely still an attractive man and “Moneyball” was a wonderful performance. So give him the Oscar and I’ll just put up with the pics of him and Jolie all loved up because He Earned the Oscar. I also think they should marry because of their love and devotion to each other. Either way though I wish they’d do it or hush about it until they do.

  28. lucy2 says:

    I don’t get it. If you want to get married, get married. If you don’t, don’t, and explain to the kids that they’re a family and that’s all the commitment they need. This back and forth, will they or won’t they stuff is kind of silly.
    What I really don’t get is the need to continue to discuss this publicly ever time something needs to be promoted. If I were harassed, followed, photographed, and gossiped about as much as them, I’d want to keep my private life as private as possible. It’s no one’s business but their own.

  29. Crittle says:

    They could just have a wedding, if its something they want to do for their kids. That would probably be enough for them

  30. Esmom says:

    Ha! Lol on imagining Ang telling the kids to plant the ring idea. I can totally see that! But I think it’s more likely that it makes a cute sound bite in Brad’s interviews, which is why he says that, true or not.

  31. Wendy says:

    Personally, if my man only wanted to get married to me because he was getting “pressured” into it, I wouldn’t be saying yes anytime soon. What kind of a d*ck says something like that?

    Oh yeah, one that wants an Oscar and who has realized that the Academy voters are older and more conservative and the fact that he’s got six kids and no ring might be counting against him in the minds of some of them.

    On the same note, Fassbender totally deserved an Oscar nom for “Shame” but didn’t get one. Likely because there were a whole bunch of them who said to themselves “I’m not going to nominate a guy who’s film is quasi-pornographic”, because he showed it all.

    • lambchops says:

      LMAO, he is a d*ck to say that. Grow a set and own it, dude, don’t put it on your kids.

    • deltona lakes says:

      The academy voters are conservative? Didn’t they give Elizabeth Taylor her 2nd Oscar when she was married to her 5th husband (Richard Burton) and this was in the 60′s. Let’s not talk about Roman Polanski.

      • Wendy says:

        Ernest Borgnine actually refused to watch “Shame” because Fassbender did a full frontal. THAT was the sort of attitude that ensured that Fassy didn’t get a nom, something he absolutely deserved for his performance in that film. Had that film been about a female sex addict and Fassy-the-woman had given the same outstanding performance that he did, that actress would probably be a shoe-in for Best Actress. So yes, they are.

        Also, the Academy hadn’t been around as long when Taylor won her Oscar. Plus she won hers in the 1960′s, hardly a decade known for it’s restraint in all things sexual. Those were mostly her contemporaries, or close to being. One can hardly say that Academy members Kirk Douglas, Ernest Borgnine or their colleagues from times gone by are anywhere near being of the same generation or mindset as Pitt, Clooney et al.

    • deltona lakes says:

      @wendy
      This is the 84th year of the academy. So, when elizabeth taylor won her second oscar in 1966 the academy had been around for almost 20 years. But you think academy voters are more conservative in 2012 than 1966. OK

  32. HA! says:

    I think, that the most important thing at this time is that they are still together and they seem to spend quality time with their family. So, it would be nice to see them getting married, but that is just a formality at this point. If they do get married…do it after the Oscars…YOU KNOW THE OSCAR CURSE: IF YOU’RE MARRIED AND GET AN OSCAR, IT POSSESES YOU AND MKES YOU DIVORCE…LOL…just saying…

  33. Paige says:

    the jealousy and hate for this couple and their innocent children is sickening. the people that live in the past, throw stones, and thrive off of tabloids and unauthorized books, and act as if they live in the jolie-pitt household daily. it is understandable to not have faith in Hollywood marriages but the comments about this couple will always be negative. they aren’t meant to please you or any one else. It may sound childish or dramatic but haters can’t stand to see them married. they won’t be able to take brad putting a ring on Angie’s finger. Seven years . Seven years and some of you are holding a grudge.Those that say who cares about them. You do care if you took time to read,response, and sometimes respond four or five times. Get a life haters. i hope this couple have a happy healthy long life together with their children. P.S. Brad looks incredibly hot. Angie you are a very lucky woman.

  34. anonymous says:

    I believe it’s Angie who is putting the breaks on marraige, she is totally gone stone cold crazy over Brad Pitt, keeps talking about him in every interview like as if he is her savior, but on the other hand probably afraid to jinks what she believs is her good luck with putting a ring on it, she has been divorced before. Wouldn’t be surprised if Brad Pitt leaves Angie, the last time we saw Brad Pitt begging for some thing from a woman on TV was from JA he wanted a child,he left.

  35. Maritza says:

    So if he marries will he blame the kids for pressuring him into getting married? Please…

  36. Ell says:

    His desperation for the Oscar is embarrassing now.

    Oh and if somebody wants to get married they do it, they don’t tell the world repeatedly that it’s a possibly. Change the record Brad.

    Talented actors don’t need to sell their private lives to get an Oscar, can you imagine Meryl Streep doing this ….lol.

  37. YEP_ITS_HER says:

    He lying. This is all PR nonsense.

  38. Camille (The original) says:

    He looks gorgeous, very Legends of the Fall.

    If they get married, good for them :) .

  39. Jennifer12 says:

    Brad is 48, not 49. It says it in the article. And- though I don’t usually care for pretty boys- he just has IT, as they said about Clara Bow. He is very handsome and sexy, but he oozes sex appeal, confidence and intelligence. He ages amazingly well and he does it without plastic surgery, fillers, or trying to act like a 20 year old. Team Brad all the way!!

  40. Emily says:

    I think he could be telling the truth about the kids. My fiance’s daughter started bugging him about buying me a ring a couple of years ago (she’s 8 now), with no prodding from me. I think it’s just something kids expect, because ‘everybody else’s mommy and daddy are married’, if that makes sense.

  41. carrie says:

    PS:even if i was for Fassbender,i still think Pitt deserves more an oscar than Clooney(again acting Clooney in a movie:his character is very similar to UP IN THE AIR’s role)
    i’m for Gary Oldman for his career

  42. pwal says:

    Honestly, I think Angelina is the holdout, mainly due to adoption. Maybe she’s waiting until they decide whether they’re going to adopt again. Apparently, single women with pre-existing paperwork have an easier time adopting again. However, if she marries Brad, she has to be in the marriage for – what – 5 to 10 years before she can adopt again? If she is determined to have her children close in age, marrying Brad could gum that up.

    Mind you, I wouldn’t be upset if they did marry.

  43. ambergesa says:

    He is such a beautiful man. They have such a beautiful family. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the kids. My son started on my now husband after we’d been together for 6 or 7 years to marry me. Well actually “Marry us up”. It was really sweet, it also wasn’t coming from me I was the hold out on ever marrying.

  44. CTgirl says:

    After six kids together who cares? Get married or don’t but quit talking about it.

  45. Jenn says:

    Personally, I think he is an idiot. Never been a fan. I am not a fan of hers either, but I think Angelina could have done so much better – granted they make cute kids though. He really needs to stop giving interviews.

  46. Jackson says:

    Don’t care what he’s talking about, don’t care if he gets married. What I do care about is how incredibly good looking he has become. Daaaaaang. And he was great in ‘Moneyball.’

  47. Sandra says:

    There’s no way the kids are asking him to buy mommy a ring! Kids don’t know anything about jewelry.

    Also don’t know why they’re making such a big deal out of not being married. It’s normal and accepted, not unconventional.

  48. original sandy says:

    love you brad, married or not, anyway, brad does look really good for his age, he is very handsome, i am also getting tire of the same old questions, but they keep asking the same old question, he’s not the only actor, i know that Richard Gere? has met the Dali lama? because every single interviewer ask him every time. i agree as someone stated up thread, brad only release the same info so not to give any thing substantial,or revealing, nice trick, don’t give out any new info, keep recycling old news. brilliant.

  49. yadira says:

    They have been together for a long time now. They probably didn’t want to rush into it then but after the years and all they have been through, seems they have both matured a lot. Maybe they grew more in love and want to get married?

    • Josephina says:

      What you say makes too much sense.

      These two are committed to each other and their children in so many ways…and it is very obvious that they are in love with each other.

      Most of the media already think they are married and refer to them as husband and wife…so do fellow actors.

      Getting married would only be a formality for them, and I do think it will eventually happen.

  50. MAMAKOWALSKA says:

    They should marry!!! I don’t think their gay friends would mind if they marry because gay couples also want to marry. They have a really big family, it should be official if they are in love!!!

  51. Sakyiwaa says:

    Oh, and Maddox totally knows his parents are not married. He was a good FOUR years old when they got together… And i remember stuff from when i was a 4 yr-old such the birth of my youngest brother.

  52. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I think they answer the questions tat are asked of them because they are pretty open by Hollywood standards, and if it helps their image towards their humanitarian efforts or with public opinion it’s a bonus.

    They get asked this question so much the way Kelly Rowland is asked about Beyonce repeatedly as if she doesn’t have her won career. And well, that’s because she acts like she’s attached to her ass crack and that makes people want to ask. I feel the same way about Brangie. They talk about it so people are always going to ask.

  53. Nancy C. says:

    what hypocrites. why not take this chance to explain to your kids why you and mommy have thought marriage was not necessary all these years? i guess their beliefs are flexible depending upon the situation and who is asking the questions.

  54. Cristina says:

    I’ve always thought that Angie was the one who was reticent about marriage, not Brad.

  55. sm255 says:

    Pfffft.

    The day these loons get married is when Leonardo DiCaprio finally gets engaged to someone.

  56. BELLA says:

    YOU GUYS ARE NUTS!!THEY DONT NEED ATTENTION ! GET HER AN EXOTIC 5 CARAT
    YELLOW EMERALD CUT DIAMOND!! OR SOMETHING ONE OF KIND !!!!!!!!!

  57. Orange Cone says:

    this IS ALL he’s going to talk about until they get married, right? it’s like he’s trying to pressure Angie using the kids and the public/fans. YEP. OVER. just DO IT AND SHUT UP, Brad!!

  58. Whatever you want it to be says:

    All this campaigning sh-t is sickening, it’s made me lose respect particularly for Brad and Michelle Williams. It just seems so desperate now and I don’t think it’s necessary.

  59. molly says:

    Brad Pitt still loves Jenny Anniston and always will. Trashy Angelina got her claws into him when he was most vunrable. Poor Brad.