Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie let their kids act crazy at a Missouri pizza parlor

Like everything Brangelina-related, small, clarifying details are ignored in favor of a larger storyline. This week’s storyline is “the Jolie-Pitt children are hellions who destroy everything they touch.” The story comes from Us Weekly, on the heels of that cute People story about the Jolie-Pitt kids been well-behaved when they dropped off their letters to Santa. Us Weekly seems to be offering an alternative for those who believe that it is simply impossible for six kids to basically be well-behaved most of the time.

Brad Pitt knows where the wild things are — at his hometown pizza parlor.

Every time the actor, 48, and his six children visit Springfield, Missouri, a source tells Us Weekly, the brood goes bananas at Arris’ Pizza!

“The place shuts down for the entire night and the kids raise a ruckus,” says the insider of Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 4. “They jump on tables and even throw food at each other!”

Pitt and Angelina Jolie, 37, leave their nannies at home and “let the kids enjoy themselves,” continues the source about the couple, who normally divide their time between properties in Los Angeles and their Miraval estate in France.

The twosome loosen up too — on policing their pack.

Says the insider, “Brad and Angelina just sit there and talk to one another while the children run around in circles!”

[From Us Weekly]

I think the important detail is “The place shuts down for the entire night and the kids raise a ruckus.” Brad and Angelina pre-arrange it – the place shuts down and they probably pay a tidy sum to the pizza people so that the kids can get the run of the place for an evening. So… definitive proof that Angelina is The Villainess and that The Leg is a bad mother (because it’s all about Angelina’s parenting style, never Brad’s)? Of course.

PS… Does anyone else wonder if Jane Pitt is one of the people threatening to secede now that Obama has been re-elected? I wonder if she voted for Todd Akin.

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  1. goodquestion says:

    haha. shiloh looks so cool.
    she has a great young jodie foster vibe going on.

  2. Riana says:

    Secession requests have been filed in all 50 states and I believe the number is now large enough President Obama has to decide on it. Ridiculous.

    As someone who wrangles twins daily I sometimes don’t know what to think of the woman who willingly has 6 kids. She must love children a lot. Its not easy to keep them in check, especially when they out number you. It sounds like they’re doing the best they can to be responsible.

    Wonder when this ‘villainess’ story line will end…I liked the ‘leg’ tabloids a lot more. At least those were funny.

    • Rhea says:

      “Wonder when this ‘villainess’ story line will end…”
      —-> It would probably never end because some people would still believe it, anyway. Some people would prefer to readily believe any bad story regarding Jolie and having a hard time to believe any good story about her. ;)

  3. Jacq says:

    We go to certain restaurants (we have never rented out the whole place) for the express purpose of letting our son act that way. Sometimes I take the attitude “this is why I’m paying to eat out. I don’t want to clean food off of my floor and wash dishes, so deal with it.” Rarely, but somwtimes. Does anyone know if it’s a play place? That seems a likely situation, too.

    • handsome man saved me from the monsters says:

      No, I believe restaurants are not playgrounds. They are for eating food.

    • BangBang says:

      Are you serious? If you can’t get your children to behave in a restourant please do us all a favor and stay home.

    • k says:

      This is why I’m paying to eat out: I don’t want to cook, wash dishes, or clean the kitchen. But why am I also paying for your extra noise and ruckus?

      • Jacq says:

        I’ll just assume that none of you have kids. I’m talking about child-friendly restaurants – not Ruth’s Chris (where he is very well behaved) or Morton’s for heaven’s sake.
        You must be very proud to be able to draw such grandiose conclusions about my child’s behavior & my parenting skills from one comment. I think you all know as little about the Pitt-Jolie children as you do mine.
        The writing and the commenters on this site have gotten on such a damn know-it-all high-horse lately.

    • Jacq says:

      I’ll just assume that none of you have kids. I’m talking about child-friendly restaurants – not Ruth’s Chris (where he is very well behaved) or Morton’s for heaven’s sake.
      You must be very proud to be able to draw such large conclusions about my child’s behavior & my parenting skills from one comment. I think you all know as little about the Pitt-Jolie children as you do mine.

      • Msbock says:

        I’m with you, there are places in this world “where a kid can be a kid” rowdy, hyped up on drpepper, pepperoni eating, cheese stringing, running around the joint like a maniac kid! They rent the whole place out, probably tip like crazy, stay a couple of hours and let them run themselves out in “private” and take the little devils home. They aren’t disturbing anyone else, the business owner is obviously down with the program-they continue to welcome them back. Let it go, she looks to be a good mom. And he seems to be a good dad. They are stimulating the economy, and making fun memories for their kiddos!

      • Zelda says:

        You commente that you go to restaurants for that purpose. No one considers chuck e cheese a restaurant, so maybe you should have been more clear. Because otherwise, it sounds terrible. To people with kids, even. And people in the food service industry, and people who clean up after you, and people who like to eat in restaurants quietly.
        Btw– no one should ever use that “you must not have kids” defense ever, because it smacks of douchery.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        ^What Zelda said with an extra lol @ the righteous indignation you show when everyone calls you out on your incredibly lazy parenting.

      • taxi says:

        I hope you leave huge tips for the staff who get to clean up after your kid!

      • Issa says:

        You shouldn’t make assumptions. Why is it some parents believe they deserve to be respected or treated differently because they have kids? Sorry but some of us do want to eat in a relaxed environment and enjoy our evening

    • aims says:

      i can’t believe that anyone would be ok with their kids being monsters. when in public, and actually in life, teaching kids to be respectful of others and their environment is a basic. its not ok to go out in a public place, have a free for all, not at least pick up a little bit of the mess, and walk out of the place. there are rules we all have to live by.

      • aims says:

        i also have 3 kids, two of whom are autistic. if i even get a hint that someone is going into meltdown mode, we’ll get the hell out. nobody should have to deal with someones kids acting manic.

      • Raven says:

        ITA. Brad’s parents live there and he grew up around these people. He doesn’t seem the type (and neither does she) to let these kids run amuck in a restaurant. Of course, if it is one of those game places, the kids will run around, but can’t imagine them getting away with standing on tables and throwing food.

    • stephanie says:

      ugh i can’t stand parents who think that restaurants are the place where they can inflict their children on innocent people trying to have a nice meal.

    • Kate says:


      My attitude is that I need to raise my kid to be a courteous, thoughtful and respectful person, and that not making a mess/clearing up any mess I create is part of that. I’ve never once eaten out with him without ensuring he doesn’t ruin anyone else’s time (we left, when he was smaller, if he behaved badly enough that he might) and I carried wet wipes to clean up any unreasonable amount of mess.

      No wait person is paid to parent my child. That’s my job. And it doesn’t just extend to mess – it extends to discipline, too.

      I’ve no issue with kids being allowed free rein on a one-off, paid for, insulated occasion. It doesn’t cause anyone else any issues. But where it can, then that isn’t something I would allow, and nor would I want to model it as no big deal. Messing with someone else’s time/money/space is a big deal, IMO.

    • Issa says:

      ….and this is why I purposely avoid family restaurants.

    • lady X says:

      You think because you pay for service that, that intern gives your children the right to act out in public… ?What about the rest of us who pay for service…? Who pay to eat in a clean and quiet restaurant … ? I do not want to come to a restaurant and have to deal with screaming children and food all over the floor… not even in a pizza parlor …. Learn how to discipline your kids .. they need to know how to behave in public … So when they become adults the will know what is appropriate or not … smh .. If your child can not behave in public then he needs to stay at home .. or maybe he needs a swat on his bottom … that always does the trick :)

  4. PrettyTarheel says:

    My only concern with this is that the kids have a full understanding that this is acceptable ONLY in this circumstance, on this date, at this time, under these restrictions, etc… As long as that lesson is fully taught and understood, then the fact that they are turning them loose to be wild children is perfectly acceptable. I let my child run, throw, squeal and scream at home or outside, because that is the appropriate venue for that behavior. Ensuring that you won’t disturb other diners, paying for the privelege…that’s the joy of being mega rich, right?

  5. Rose says:

    I don’t think there’s ever an occasion to allow your children to throw their food at each other, even if you have rented the whole restaurant.

  6. Toot says:

    Cute kids, bs story.

    Gossip Cop talked to the owner and he said they never close the restaurant for anyone and the last time the family was there the kids were well behaved.

    Not surprised by US though.

  7. Kim says:

    Gossipcop spoke to owner story is BS he has never even closed the place for them.Also its interesting that the tabloids never specify when these incidents occurred. They haven’t been to that place in awhile according to owner.

  8. marie says:

    what horrible parents, for shame! seriously, who cares?

  9. e.non says:

    despite all public evidence that these children are very well behaved. if this was typical behavior, don’t you think there’d be other public outbursts — esp when they are surrounded by screaming goons yelling their names with flashbulbs blinding them.

    and via such a reliable source…

  10. Johnny Lee says:

    It’s not a news. We all know that they are bunch of spoiled brats.

  11. toto says:

    regarding Knox everyone saying he looks like Julie but i think he is spit image of Brad’s father check his picture and you will see his sleepy eyes and all in little Knox.

    The twin are spit image of Brad’s Mom and dad.

    Btw this story was denied totally by the pizzeria restaurant.

  12. karma kandi says:

    This is why I avoid cicis pizza buffet even tho their spinach pizza is bomb. Children running crazy everywhere

  13. mln76 says:

    Haha this story cracked me up. Personally I’d like to believe it is true because its hilarious but in general those kids are pretty well behaved unlike a few other famous kids that regularly have tantrums in front of the paps.

  14. Nancy says:

    Ridiculous. you need to teach children how to behave in public places, including restaurants. the world is not about them. having the attitude that the restaurant should deal with your kids animal behavior because you are paying to eat out is really trashy. kids need to learn and parents are suppose to teach them. angie need to teach her kids how to interact with others. spoiled brats, i’m predicting.

  15. EmmaV1 says:

    As people have pointed out, debunked by multiple sources.

    All store owners (toy stores usually) have commented on how well behaved the kids are…but of course they wouldn’t say anything bad to risk bad publicity…but in favor of the Jolie Pitts, you never see them throwing fits in public…which we have seen with the likes of Suri Cruise.

    Also, there was this one video at the Japanese Airport (when Jolie was doing SALT promotion) and Maddox hit Pax’s face playfully and Jolie’s face instantly went from smiling to pissed off and she bent down and said something to him angrily, so obviously Jolie at least (I do kind of believe Pitt is soft on discipline) keeps her kids in order.

    Anyway lol, I think US Weekly is out to get Angelina (more so than before) ever since she insulted them by saying something like “reported by whom? Us Weekly? You need to read better sources”

    There was the story of Stacey Keibler (denied by her), her plastic surgery (where they put a photo of her from 2003 but said it was from 2005 to make the aging more apparent), etc.

    • Lmao says:

      “Anyway lol, I think US Weekly is out to get Angelina (more so than before) ever since she insulted them by saying something like “reported by whom? Us Weekly? You need to read better sources””

      Really? That was a long ass time ago. Usweekly just doesn’t have any Jolie news and decided to drag up an old article. I remember reading about a rowdy pizza party a while back.

  16. Mira says:

    Why would they rent they a pizza place for the kids to throw a ruckus? Their home probably is ten times the size of the pizza place and a better option for the kids to go crazy.

  17. V4Real says:

    Okay, first we don’t know if the story is true but for argument sake let’s say it is.

    What the hell are they putting in that pizza?

    Lastly kids will be kids. Just because Brad & Angie are famous do we have to hold their kids to a different set of behavior ethics from other kids with non-famous parents? Do you know how many places I have been and seen kids running rampant all over the place?

    Is this really a story worth writing about or is it just another let’s paint Angie and Brad out to be bad parents who don’t properly supervise their children. Sorry my pockets are empty so I’m not buying.

  18. Christina says:

    Whether the story is fake ( most likely ) or not, they are kids! Kids run wild sometimes, it does not mean the parents are terrible or the kids are generally misbehaved. They always seem quite well behaved and acting like normal kids in most of the pics out there, even though having sleazy paps following you everywhere must get irritating and possibly even scary for children.

  19. Christina says:

    Angelina looks great! She has adapted well to a simple, classic style. I love her!

  20. Lem says:

    Boy, if I catch you standing on the table….

  21. Redheadwriter says:

    Absolutely LOVE that Viv is wearing her costume on a regular basis. My daughter does that every year and it’s just too adorable for words.

    Of course my mother wonders why I “let” her do that. And I keep telling her there are so many bigger battles worth fighting than whether or not she’s wearing a costume out and about.

    Go, Viv!

  22. Malificent says:

    I’d love to see these kids in some actual kid clothes. They’re always dressed comfortably but, other than Empress Z, they always seem to be on the way to a funeral.

    I can see the older kids in the looking cool by wearing black phase. But most little kids love bright colors. Tasteful neutrals are for grown-ups and family photos.

    • Kim says:

      Well my girls prefer earth tones. I guess I should have them evaluated by a doctor .

      • Elizabeth says:

        Kim, that must be hard on you. I love primary colors especially on kids but really don’t like earth tones on anyone. Can’t imagine if my kids insisted I buy them clothes in earth tones – we’d be arguing all the time!

      • Malificent says:

        I don’t quite get how the doctor comment fits in. I wasn’t implying that the kids were depressed or had a mental health problem because they wear drab clothes. But I do think they are suffering from a case of overly chic, hipster parents.

        I can’t stand orange or yellow, but I get clothes in those colors for my son because he likes them.

      • Apples says:

        Children want to dress like those around them that they love and respect. Brad and Angie dress like low key hipsters- their children look up to them and want to emulate them.
        You are assuming your child’s love of bright colors is the same as the Jolie-Pitt clan. After my own baby block stage, I personally chose to wear pastels- preferably low-chroma. Drove my mom nuts.
        All children are not the same.

  23. lisa2 says:

    Wow I had no doubt this would be posted and of course the attacks. The story is not true, but of course some take any opportunity to make ugly comments. There is not ONE picture or video of these kids acting out. But I don’t understand the need to paint these children in such a negative light all because some people need to attack their parents.

    some of adults on this site need to ask why is it so necessary to do so. I guess Brad/Angie can’t be good parents. There are countless reports of the kids being well behaved, but those are not a lead story.

    really sad and disgusting

    • Jenny says:

      Yep, this story is total BS, but it gives folks here and in the other tacky sites the opportunity to trash the children (and trashing children by adults is so “adult”) and the parents because it would not be OK to know that their children are well behaved (something backed up by people with real names, not un named sources), but, hey, what else is new–it is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and they can’t possibly have nice, well behaved children and lies are so much more entertaining than the truth.

      Why not report on the charming story of them all going nicely, sweetly and well behaved to deposit hand written letters to Santa in a shop in England. Oh, that’s because it is true and everyone at the store (with names) told about how sweet and well behaved they all were.

  24. Ally says:

    I don’t know if this story is true or not.

    But to the posters using the old chestnut ‘you obviously don’t have kids’. We were all children once and personally I was taught an eating constabulary was a place to sit and eat. A playground was a place for play. I accept many children aren’t taught basic manners these days (although I think it’s sad) but thinking it’s okay for them to run riot in restaurants ridiculous.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah, when I was a kid, if we showed a hint of acting up, we were removed from whatever store we was in. I threw a tantrum in our mall once. I was removed from the store immediately, and went home. I didn’t do it again. Mom and dad always got compliments on how polite and well behaved we were.

  25. Memphis says:

    Why do so many people want to believe they are little hell raisers bent on destruction? I mean, from what we get to see of them they seem like normal well behaved kids to me.

  26. anneesezz says:

    I’d like to know how everyone knows for sure it’s NOT true. We don’t know if it’s true or not true. Anyone with more than one child who believes that these children were little angels is living in a fantasy world and/or does not have children.

    • lisa2 says:

      I doubt they are angels.. NO CHILD really is. I think the thing is that the media and gossip sites are forever trying to paint these children in such a negative light. You don’t see stories like this about other celeb children. My point is that is a purposeful act. And whether it is true or not why all the ugliness. I’m sure the children like all children have their moments.

      maybe you should ask why is it so needed for this to be true. And why only with these children.

  27. skuddles says:

    Pitt and Jolie sure did make some beautiful children together.

  28. lower-case deb says:

    for so rowdy a bunch, they really never actually act like rowdy bratty kids in any of their paps pictures thus far. if anything, they always appear to be well-mannered and even caring of their siblings (older ones holding the younger’s hands, etc).

    i remember pictures of shiloh and zahara making faces in the boat ride in amsterdam (but they weren’t running around), and pax (or maddox?) making vertical kungfu leaps (like po’s teacher in kungfu panda) while making funny faces at the paps. but that’s it i think. and even then, it’s a bit harmless and not property-damaging in any way.

  29. Anon says:

    Every time I read about the Jolie-Pitts visiting the pizza place in Springfield, Jane and Bill have been along, with the rest of the family, including their kids. They’ve always been well behaved, too. Gossip Cop denies, who plants this stuff? sounds like someone bitter wants to rile something up against the family.
    Let’s not forget the money Brad and Angie have donated to the Springfield and Joplin areas.

    • Lantana says:

      Not to mention the Care to Learn charity that Doug Pitt heads up. It provides a lot of things to needy children, which there are a lot of here in Missouri. They promote a lot of educational initiatives but they also provide things like warm coats for the winter or backpacks for school (last I heard they did that anyways). And I have to give Arris a plug. We love us our Arris! (and their Greek salads and gyros are even better than the pizza)

  30. Jenn says:

    Eh, I dont think it’s too bad…i mean if they’re renting out the entire restaurant? that usually means that there arent any other people there to be inconvenienced or hassled besides the wait staff and they’re most likely to be tipped well for cleaning up the mess the kids would’ve made, but i would have a completely different opinion if it was in a restaurant full of other patrons and the fact that it isnt, what’s the big deal?

  31. Snowpea says:

    Why has noone mentioned Angie’s KNOCKERS!

    They are MASSIVE!

  32. jwoolman says:

    The story seemed suspect to me because if they wanted to provide a Chuck E. Cheese type experience for the kids but with some privacy, it would make more sense to invite a bunch of other kids the same ages as their kids. Make it a big party. That would have been more fun for their kids than just running around with the same old gang of siblings. May not matter for the two youngest, but the others are old enough to want company their own age.

  33. Amy625 says:

    I love how haters claim this is definately true based on no evidence. Then attack people for saying the story is false when there’s plenty of proof that supports this is a false story. I don’t know why the haters and Jenfans desperately believe these kids are pure evil. In 10-11 years there are no photos of the kids being evil or brats. There are so many claims that they are in public yet no photos. Some waiter or maid would make a lot of money in selling photos/videos of the kids so I find it unbelievable nobody would take them. Supposedly the kids destroy the restaurant all of the time. An owner wouldn’t tolerate that even if they paid for damages. Besides I doubt the staff is compensated enough to clean up the mess.

  34. Ginger says:

    My son was a very challenging toddler (and I only have one child…can’t imagine six) so either my (now ex) husband or myself would always end up taking him outside for a walk while the other paid the check in a hurry. At that time my son had about 30 minutes of good behavior in him before he would start to get cranky. Rather than disturb the other diners we would eat until he got cranky and then take him out if he got loud. He knew that cutting our meal short was because of his behavior. Ditto for whenever I went shopping with him. I can’t tell you how many times I left a full cart behind and never made it through the checkout because he was loud or had an all out tantrum. As his parent I felt it was my job to teach him that his behavior was not okay. It took a while but he learned to calm down eventually. I have let him run around at Chuck E Cheese but not “run amok” there’s a difference.

  35. dcypher1 says:

    What do u expect when u have 6 kids. To behave I.d.t.s. Knox is going to be quite the heart breaker when he gets old and viv will be a supermodel.

  36. mimi (a different one) says:

    The kids never seem happy and their mother never smiles.

    Angie is so pretty and does good things, she got the man of her dreams and the family that she wanted, so why on earth doesn’t she smile?