Brad Pitt’s kids haven’t changed his opinion on marriage… sort of

A few months ago Angelina Jolie said that her children watched the movie “Shrek” and were confused as to why Shrek and Fiona were married but their own parents weren’t. She said she thinks at some point the kids will ask Brad and her to get married, since they’re already questioning their status. Brad was recently asked if that whole discussion made him feel some matrimonial pressure or changed his mind at all, and apparently it didn’t.

When Access’ Maria Menounos asked Brad about reports that the animated film “Shrek” had caused his kids to question why he was not married to Angelina, the actor had a good chuckle. “You know more than I do,” Brad said with a laugh. Maria explained reports of an ogre-inspired marriage conversation that the Pitt-Jolie kids supposedly had with he and Angelina. “Yeah, oh then, then it must be true,” he said smiling.

Maria pressed further asking if the kids had changed their stance on marriage. “No, I mean, it’s something… the idea of it hasn’t helped or hindered us at this time,” Brad said. “There may [be] a time when we feel it’s important.”

Brad, who donated $100K in the effort to defeat California’s anti-gay marriage initiative, Proposition 8, in September, said he still longs for marriage equality. “I’m a believer that it should be [important],” Brad continued. “It’s important for everyone and everyone should be able to.”

[From Access Hollywood]

Something tells me the pair will eventually get married. Brad started off by saying no, but then opened up the possibility for it someday with the comment that, “There may [be] a time when we feel it’s important.” So that was kind of a no and a yes answer. Combined with Angelina’s previous comment that, “sooner or later it will be the kids who ask us [to get married,” it seems like they’re very gently laying the groundwork to more seriously considering the idea without coming out and directly saying so.

Here’s Brad and Angelina in New Orleans on October 7th. Images thanks to Fame.

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  1. keltilass says:

    Why is a “state” sanctioned marriage important? Commitment makes a marriage imo; not the governments seal of approval.

    They are family. No one can undo that.

  2. Laura says:

    Its a stable home is what kids want. Kids are going to ask why their parents aren’t married, but they are also going to ask why their boogers taste salty too. It doesn’t reflect their home life. My parents were together 27 years having three grown kids before they got married, it doesn’t matter at the long run if the home is stable and everyone is taken care off.

  3. mollination says:

    You can tell Brad gets really alienated (sp) during interviews that get that personal. He got the same way on Oprah when that fan knew more about his tattoos than Oprah did. I don’t really believe or disbelieve much of anything that gets said in “interviews” anymore. I’ll go by their concrete actions.

    And lest I need to spell it out, their actions tell me they are a VERY happy, stable, family.

  4. Kaiser says:

    That header pic is cute. Brad has such a bubble-butt. :P

    I always thought Angie was the one who was ambivalent about getting married, and Brad wanted to get the ring on her finger post haste. I’m sure they’re both truly pro-gay marriage, but I think Brad just used the issue as an excuse because he couldn’t get Angie down the aisle.

    Just my readin’ of the situation. Commense sh-tstorm. :lol:

  5. geronimo says:

    @Mollination – completely agree. Whatever they actually feel about it, he’s not going to discuss it seriously with some random interviewer.

  6. Jeff says:

    I’m a huge fan of Brad Pitt’s as the next person, but I gotta tell you. He has NEVER looked better as he did last night at his premiere of Benjamin Button. I was able to video tape him and Angie on the red carpet. It’s AWESOME!! I hope you enjoy.

  7. daisy424 says:

    Whoa, that is a crazy video Jeff 8O thanks for the link.

    Anyone doubting Angie and Brad’s appeal and popularity, need to view that video and stick a cork in their pie hole. :wink:

  8. Wif says:

    Wow, Laura, your parents sound fascinating. Why get married after 27 years? Did it influence their relationship at all, after all that time. I’d LOVE to hear more!!!

  9. Zoe says:

    God, that video is nuts. thanks Jeff. Funny, it’s Brad’s movie, but everyone is going ape shit trying to get a pic of Angie.

    I agree WIF, I’d like to hear more about Laura’s ‘rents as well. What was their reason for marrying after 27 years?

  10. Mairead says:

    Anyone doubting Angie and Brad’s appeal and popularity, need to view that video and stick a cork in their pie hole

    It’s early yet – the people who usually claim that the fans at the premieres are CGI are still working themselves up into a state of indignation. :wink:

  11. mary says:

    soon as the i do’s are said, everything dries up. EVERYTHING especially ang’s vag. the thrill will be gone. brad is smart in trying to prevent this

  12. darmavison says:

    My kids are 18 and 16, and out of all their friends I think maybe 4 or 5 have parents who are still together.

    They’ve never once asked us, “How come you aren’t married?” Not now, not when they were little and certainly not when seeing marriages in movies.

    In fact, when their friends commented on how unusual our 23 years of being happy together is, my kids say it’s because we never got married.

    I agree that it should be important to the people who are getting married, but I don’t think it should be important to anyone else.

  13. Kim says:

    Angelina is the one who wants marriage but is using reverse psychology. She used it for the affair to start and for the kids. Makes Brad look like he is the one who wants it badly. She is good at manipulation.

  14. Tina says:

    Marriage is only important if you want spousal rights and benefits. My ex-husband and I dated for seven years before getting hitched. His back problem got worse and soon I was the one working to support us and our children. So marriage can be either a blessing or a curse. Depends on personal experiences.

  15. Aspen says:

    Well…and for some people, like in our family, marriage was not the legal contract but the spiritual bond. Our vows were about God rather than tax status and legal rights (though, don’t get me wrong, those are important things in a monogamous couple’s life). I believe that only couples who really have the same views and expectations from marriage will receive benefit from being in the state of it.

    Edited to add: I mean the same views as their partner…not the same views as mine.

  16. 88modesty88 says:

    Oh Kim, you must be Angie’s lawyer… being so informed about her “reverse psychology”? Or are you just a soothsayer, a clairvoyant?

    Yeah, she must have talked to you, sharing her nefarious plans — seeing that you have so much respect for her and dearly want to be her best friend…