Brad Pitt says his family will spend the holidays in France

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Benjamin Button screening New Or

Despite constantly traveling around the globe, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie still prefer France as their home base – at least for now. Brad told “Access Hollywood that the family of eight will spend Christmas in France this year. It seems Brad and Angie might end up settling there.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their six children have settled in France — for a little while.

The family will stay put while papa Pitt films his role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” according to the UK’s Hello magazine.

“I’ve been dragging them all from continent to continent lately, so we’re going to have to give them a break soon. For the long term, right now, we’re choosing France,” Brad told Hello, according to MTV UK. “It’s good living there, a really nice way of life.”

Though the family spent time this year in Germany and New Orleans, Brad said right now, France is the top.

“It’s a place where the kids can run free and not be hassled – we have a good relationship with the locals, and it’s a good base for the family,” he said.

[From Access Hollywood – link has automatic video and sound]

They’re clearly very happy in France, although despite what Brad said they have had some run-ins with the paparazzi and their neighbors, who have complained that they monopolize the town’s police resources. Nonetheless it’s probably still quieter than any existence they could have in America.

Yesterday Brad noted that he and Angelina try to keep their Christmas spending reasonable and don’t spoil the kids. He also said they have a Christmas tradition where everyone has to give a gift they’ve made themselves. That’s pretty cute. Kids are good at making things, since they do it in school. But I’m curious about what Angie and Brad make. Brad’s a photographer, so perhaps he gives one of his pictures. But I’d love to know what Angie does. I’m hoping it’s something made out of popsicle sticks and too much Elmer’s glue.

Here’s Brad and Angelina at the “Benjamin Button” screening New Orleans on December 1st. Images thanks to Splash.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Benjamin Button screening New Or

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  1. Orangejulius says:

    She looks great, but I wish that dress didn’t hug her bum quite so tightly. I also can’t wait till he’s done with whatever role he’s playing so that he can get rid of that ugly moustache.

  2. andrea says:

    Love Angie…don’t have anything against Jennifer…but I must say in the war of the bodies…Jen wins…yes I know Angie has had 3 babies, and looks awesome…but still…the tight dresses…maybe not so much. Ang got the guy, got the kids…but Jen has the bod…:):)

  3. viper says:

    She needs a dress that hugs her that tight because of how sickly skinny she is. I swear she cannot be healthy.

  4. Syko says:

    If I had a bum like that, I would wear exactly the same dress.

    She’s not necessarily unhealthy. I have a daughter who’s 5’7″ and weighs between 100 and 110, and has two teenage children. Always been skinny, hopefully for her she always will be. Some people just have small frames and metabolisms that work.

  5. viper says:

    But she was so much more curvy during her tomb raider days. Even in Mr + mrs smith she had more meat on her bones. The real eye opener was when her mother died, she just droped pounds. She’s never really looked the same since.

  6. Syko says:

    Sometimes having babies messes up your metabolism. Most of us have extra pounds that we fight forever, others are lucky enough to get skinnier. I think she’s probably okay. Probably never gets a chance to sit down, that’d do it.

  7. robin says:

    She’s healthy enough to pop out three healthy kids in just over 2 years. Some people are just thin. And for Tomb Raider they used some digital effects according to the producers to bulk her up.

    I am not sure he meant they will be in France for the holidays cause Brad’s Mom said at the TCCBB premiere that she was looking forward to spending the holidays with her 14 grandchildren.

    I think he meant they will be there most of the time when they are not working for the next couple of years.

  8. debra77 says:

    Robin I TAWY, Tomb Raider was not her natural shape. She trained a lot to look that way. Yes I think she would be off the chain with 10 – 15 more pounds. But if people would look back at her picks, she has always been rather thin. I have seen her past pics, and she looks the same. I still think she is beautiful and sexy. Also about living in France. She has a movie to film in Feb. Hard to do in France. This will probably happen after the film is wrapped.

  9. IMO says:

    That is exactly what the American economy needs:

    Take money earned by the American people (who watch your movies) and spend it on France.

    Buy French services, spend money there- help the French economy with American money.

    Besides, it make perfect sense- since you have NOTHING to do with France, and barely know the language.

  10. IMO says:

    Angelina wasn’t thin when she got her Oscar.

    She was pretty known for her curves and the fact that she was not a skinny chick , but rather more feminine and curvy.

    Normally people gain weight as they age, and after giving birth.
    But Angie is no “NORMAL” person, is she?

  11. Another's opinion says:

    Not all people gain weight when they get old. There are those that remain slim all their life. As if only in America where movies are shown..hello brad and Angelina’s film earned more money abroad than in America.

    And No she’s not normal ..didn’t you get the memo “SHE’s a GODDESS ..BWAHAHAHHAH!!

    fyi brad said in one of his interview that they are all learning french, maddox is already fluent, Angelina ahead of Brad in french study and he not so much.

  12. Faye says:

    oh goodness, Can’t these children have some stability, what about the grandparents? rather go to France than stay near relatives? of course maybe take the kids on vaction at christmas ocassionally but these decisions must not make angie’s relationship with Brad’s parents any better….sounds like she runs the show as usual, has the ability to do the right thing but chooses not to when it really matters, I guess Brad has to agree with her or he might get something thrown at him lol.

  13. Kim says:

    People don’t bother your pretty heads. How long did they stay in new Orleans? It was supposed to be quote ‘ a place where the kids can run free and not be hassled – we have a good relationship with the locals, and it’s a good base for the family’. Then again it is not Brad who runs the family so he does not also know for how long they will stay there.

    Angelina’s body is weird for lack of a better word. She did liposuction after the twins. I ruined any little natural curves she had. Britney did it after JJ and that is why her body is like a tree trunk.

    I hope they stay in France forever. But I can bet that as soon as they miss all the attention, they will back to the US pronto. Now they are getting mostly negative press so they have run away. Who is looking after the kids with all the press junkets? When is Jolie taking that year off to raise the kids? It must have been a PR gimmick like the promise to give 1/3 of her income to charity.

    Maddox will soon be a teenager, lets see how those kids turn out.

  14. Another's opinion says:

    huh who said they are getting negative stuff?? they are already nominated for best actor and best actress in Golden Globe and SAG Award, so is that a negative stuff? The only one who is getting negative stuff and the bad press is YOU know who.

  15. so what says:

    Kim..I totally agree//I hope they stay in France also..forever..Im really tired of hearing from AJ, what a happy and content family she has..I don’t believe a word of it…

  16. Vannuccia says:

    Angelina hasn’t always been so thin. Does anyone remember her in the Rolling Stones’ video ‘Has anyone seen my baby’ (or something like that) about 11 or 12 years ago? Well, she looked a LOT bigger in that video, and she couldn’t even been called slim or slender back then (maybe she’d just come off heroin, which would explain the excess weight).

  17. Jacqueline says:

    France because Brad’s filming “next-door” in Germany. All parents know it’s best to be where the children have most security AND most of their ‘activities / toys’ AND where they can ‘run-about’ outside and be safe. Actually, I wouldnt be surprised if the Jolie-Pitts go to one of the countries where a ‘Jolie-Pitt-child’ was born for a few days during the Christmas season. But I expect Tarantino’s crew would switch round the scenes to suit Brad’s availabilities somewhat. But, then again, Brad’s “under-contract”, so he has to be on-set as / when required.
    Whatever- Happy Christmas to the Jolie Pitts, and to all of yous xx

  18. Syko says:

    Funny how nobody has anything to say against Johnny Depp, who lives in France. As for stability, that’s within the family, not the place where you live. Some people are unstable after living their whole lives in one house, others (think “military kids”) are well rounded, happy and totally sane after moving all over the world.

    Liposuction? Want to link us to your source of information, Kim?

  19. Kim says:

    Syko, you really believe that after the brith of twins by c-section prematurely, Jolie got back into shape naturally? Ha, how naive. Why else do you think she end up with a tree trunk- like body?

    Johny Depp is not an attention seeker who neighbours can’t stand. Regardless of what he says we all know what the head of police and the residents of the village say about the Jolie- Pitts.

    Poor Tarantino, he should check Brad Pitt’s BO record before bending backwards to accomodate him. That movie will go where all his movies in the last three years have gone.

  20. geronimo says:

    Syko – Johnny Depp lives in France permanently. It’s his home. Not really comparing like with like.

    But that’s neither here nor there. What I don’t get here is why anyone outside the JP’s immediate family would concern themselves with where the JPs live and/or decide to settle. It has no impact on anyone else’s life! Europe is incredibly rich culturally, France is beautiful, rural France even more so. Can completely understand them wanting to settle there.

    I adore that dress AJ’s wearing. So classic from the front, such beautiful detailing on the back.

  21. Syko says:

    I’m aware Johnny Depp lives in France permanently. What I’m referring to here is the general attitude that if you choose to stay in another country it makes you anti-American.

    I can believe that some people get back in shape without liposuction after the birth of twins by c-section – a girl in my office managed it, her twins are three months old and she’s thin as a stick again. Imagining that it’s impossible for someone to get back to their pre-pregnancy weight is not proof of liposuction. Kim, you might say “I believe she’s had liposuction”, but stating it as an absolute fact when you have nothing to back it up is pretty stupid.

    And even if she did – so what? And if they choose to spend Christmas in France, so what? Just how on earth is this anybody’s business?

  22. Bodhi says:

    I can just see her & the kids all covered in glue & glitter 🙂

  23. geronimo says:

    Syko – gotcha. I forgot the ‘If you love France and your name is Jolie-Pitt, you hate America’ rule!

    Edit: K, I know! I’ve seen it at other angles elsewhere. It’s divine!

  24. Kaiser says:

    Geronimo – The slit on the dress has button detailing! So awesome.

    Syko – I heard that Angie had liposuction while pregnant! *searching for links to prove my theory*

  25. Syko says:

    I believe you, Kaiser! Probably did it just to get attention! She’s like that, you know.

  26. poopie says:

    Let France keep ALL THOSE JOLIE PITTS FOREVER!! they are on my do not watch or buy items of ‘list’ along with tommygirl…i don’t want MY money going to france ..

  27. breederina says:

    I’m betting everyone who thinks AJ doesn’t totally rock that dress is sitting on an extra wide end with an feed bag full of cheetos permanently attached to her face.
    Honestly feel free to dislike the woman but saying she’s unattractive, too skinny or whatever fills the air with the tang of sour grapes.
    BTW I’ve had 3 children, do not work out and am the same weight I was in high school, though there has been some shifting of contents. ;->

  28. DD says:

    hmm i don’t think that dress can be rocked by anyone sorry. It’s too stiff, that’s why she looks a little funny. Although she doesn’t look bad in it either, just not the best choice imo.

  29. Julie says:

    I’m one of those naturally skinny people. It’s genetic. I don’t try to be thin – in fact, I know I’m underweight. I try to gain weight – I eat more than my husband does! I’ve had two pregnancies. Both times I was a good size and the babies were a good size, and both times, less than two weeks after giving birth, I was rock-thin again. I didn’t work out, I didn’t diet obsessively, I didn’t have liposuction, it’s just the way I am. (Having said that, I did get wicked night sweats in those two weeks so that was probably part of it). So it is possible – not common, but possible – to drop baby weight quickly without it being suspicious.

  30. raven says:

    I think the reason it looks a bit tight or funny to some is that she’s moving in it and photographed at an odd angle. Standing still, it probably looks and fits just fine. She has good taste in clothing and wears it well, typically.

  31. kate says:

    brad & angie: if you don’t want the press hounding you & your kids don’t tell everyone where you will be spending the holidays…duh. celebs always complain about the paparazzi and then talk nonstop about their personal lives. regardless of what any of them say they all love the publicity, otherwise they would be firefighters or teachers. it’s fine that they like it, i just wish they would stop pretending to hate it.

  32. Baby says:

    WHY..why..why ALWAYS compare Angie to that TV actress who lied to Brad that she wanted a family till his age of 41?
    Fake homen have bio clocks too.
    This Aniston is just a famewhore going through MAJOR mid life crises.
    3 boyfriends later, she still brings up0 the Jolie-Pitts & their 2 children in interviews.
    NOT COOL, Man.
    Posing on GQ sure got you a lot of undesirable perv fans. Good, glad you got more fans. Krazy ho.
    oh & Urinator sticking around after his contract is up???? hah…as IF.

  33. minx says:

    if this is a tree trunk body, I want one! Maybe Jen has “the bod” but Angelina has the face, the guy, the kids AND the career. Beatiful dress too :).

  34. Lynda says:

    I can remember when Brad and Jen split and Brad and Angie swore there was nothing going on. I didn’t believe it then and of course 3 years later Angie someday wants the kids to see the Movie her and Brad made when they fell in love.. Totally not KEWL say JEN. Totally not KEWL I say. Angie can stew and brew all she wants about it. It is ridiculous how they’ve had all these children and rubbed it it in Jen’s face. I might not be as nice as Jen about it…. There’s no more pain than losing you’re husband especially to someone so pretentyos as this cheating lying women and Pitt himself.
    I use to like him… Never liked her. Him and Jen we’re made for each other. Angie there’s a saying “That if the shoe fits buy one in every COLOR”…..
    Jen was so right…Lynda

  35. Becky Boo says:

    I 100% agree with Kim! If you don’t want the media constantly talking about you and your children, STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!!! These celebrities are so dumb when it comes to their personal lives!

    I also agree with Lynda. Jennifer Aniston is a class act who is just trying to move on from a bitter divorce the best she can! And any woman who has gone through a heartbreaking split knows how painful it is to see your ex parading around with his new woman, happy and rubbing it in your face the entire time.

    As far as I am concerned, Brad and Angie can stay in France. Cuz we sure as hell don’t want them here in New Orleans!

  36. Emily says:

    This is right here, in the present, not the future.