Angelina Jolie confirms: 12-year-old Maddox has a ‘lovely’ girlfriend in England!


When did you get your first boyfriend/girlfriend? My first (real) kiss was when I was 13, but I hesitate to call that dude my boyfriend. But still, I guess that’s the common enough age – 13/14 is when your hormones kick in and you really start looking at your peers in a different way. Maddox Jolie-Pitt is only 12 years old, but he turns 13 in August. He is the oldest of the Jolie-Pitt children and I’ve always thought that he had and has a special bond with his mom, because it was just the two of them for years before Brad came along. But now Angelina’s little man is growing up… she revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Maddox has a girlfriend!

Angie says the girlfriend is “great…I won’t embarrass him. She’s lovely. She lives in England. She’s very cool.” She also says that Maddox gets to see his girlfriend often enough because “We go there as often as possible. It’s really, really sweet. She’s a great lady, so I’m lucky. So far, we’re doing good.” So… Madd has an English girlfriend! Huh. I think it’s a little bit weird that Angie calls her a “great lady” – it makes the girlfriend sound like she’s in her 30s or something. But Angelina is probably just trying not to embarrass him. Adorable.



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  1. hunaww says:

    I had my first kiss at 20 years old.The story about Maddox is so cute!

    • SophiaJames says:

      I was a late bloomer too, first kiss at 22. But the man I kissed ended up marrying me 2 years later so I guess I’m that good haha

      • Meredith says:

        Clearly once you got focused, SophieJames, you made quick work of it! Congratulations.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Believe it or not, I had my first kiss at like age 2, lol. My neighbor had a son who was a few months older than me so one day my dad and his dad got together and decided that we should kiss..don’t ask me why! I still have the photo. :P

      Conversely, I had my first “serious” boyfriend at age 20.

    • Amelia says:

      What are we defining as a ‘first kiss’? My actual first, proper, there-might-as-well-be-fireworks-in-the-background-kiss was at 20.
      The first, hideously awkward lip-mashing experience which I’d really rather forget about was at 13.
      Aw. Young love <3

    • elo says:

      My first va va va voom kiss was at 13, we dated again, for a few years, at 18 and he was also the first guy I ever lived with. It ended amicably and we are still friends, first loves are always hard to let go of.

  2. Diana says:

    So adorable!!! Wow… Kids grow up so fast!!! Since when did Angelina and Brad become old enough to parent a young man? Happy for them all. Beautiful family. Love them!

  3. Abbott says:

    Maddox is dating. I officially need to get a library card and sit my single a** home.

  4. A.Key says:

    I had my first boyfriend and snog at 18. I’m not saying you should wait so late like me, but 12 still seems a bit young. Too young. I teach English to 12 year olds and I can’t imagine them even remotely in any sort of relationship other than with their video games.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Way too young.

    • truthSF says:

      12 Year olds can date. It’s just a more kiddie style dating then what you have in mind
      Stop thinking about adult type dating, like going out to restaurants and snogging in cars, and imagining him dating a girl his age will make more sense.

      • eva says:

        exactly, why the over reaction? There are different levels of girlfriends and boyfriends.

      • Sighs says:

        Exactly. Maybe stealing a kiss behind the fence at school, holding hands. We aren’t talking about 12 year olds driving to the movies and having sex in the back row.

      • qwerty says:

        Exactly. Stop clutching your pearls people, it’s probably just kiddie dating, he thinks she’s pretty or funny and they spend time together. Many girls in my school had boyfriends at 11 or 12, we did nothing like kissing or even holding hand with them, just danced together at school discos and they bought us ice cream after school. This wasn;t in the sixties either lol.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I didn’t think they make out or have sex, of course not.
        Whatever kind of “dating” it is, I still think it’s too young.

      • lucy2 says:

        Agree, it’s probably little more than in name only. I remember there was always a lot of drama at that age, but nothing more than 2 kids basically saying they were BF/GF.

      • Esmom says:

        SpookySpooks, I’m with you. My son is his age and he’s just started showing an interest in girls and “dating.” I told him he can hang out with his friends — male and female included — as much as he’d like but that he’s too young to be “serious” about one girl. He’s got the rest of his life for that stuff, they’re still on the cusp of childhood at this age so imo there’s no reason to rush into dating, however innocuous it may seem. Thankfully the one girl he’s shown an interest in said she’s only interested in being friends with boys, which I think is a smart attitude.

        He has a classmate who has already “dated” several boys and is known for kissing them behind the library…again, it may seem innocuous enough since it’s not sex but I think when a 12 year old girl’s primary interest is making out with boys, it only can lead to trouble.

      • Penny says:

        My adorable nephew had a girlfriend at 9 years. He told me it ended with infidelity – she was seen hugging another boy in the hall way. Now he’s a ripe old 13 and recently made a quasi handmade sentimental gift for his current flame. I helped. I can’t say with confidence they are actually kissing or making out. I highly doubt it. They attend bible study together. Maybe they’ll be like the Duggers who won’t kiss and bang til marriage. Shudder (at my little baby dating).

        My first kiss was with a boy named Russell under the bleachers at a highschool football game. I was wearing a striped top and black jeans. After the kiss I just said, “You’re lips – they’re so soft”. He’d already lost his virginity so he couldn’t understand why I was so mystified by lip texture. Manwhore

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I had my first boyfriend/first kiss at 11 or 12. It’s all very innocent at that age. I think it’s sweet that he has a girlfriend.

      • Erinn says:

        Me too. I broke up with him after a very dramatic week because apparently one of my friends had a giant crush on him. And I’ve been with the fiance since we were 14.

      • Sullivan says:

        I agree.’Dating’ at that age is sweet and innocent.

    • Ennie says:

      I am a middle school teacher too, and one of my sts has a video still circulating at school (cannot get rid of the damn photos and videos, so beware!) from her 7th grade.
      She ended with her boyfriend, who was a year older and trying to get him to go back to her, she videotaped herself getting undressed and then… well getting happy by herself. He started to circulate the video, of course! Today’s culture is making them live faster. I wished all the kids remained innocent longer, but it comes down to many many factors.

      • bettyrose says:

        Ennie – that’s a terrible story – it also makes anyone involved guilty of circulating child pornography. Have police gotten involved? But you’re right about kids growing up a lot faster. I crushed pretty hard on boys by the time I was 12. Most of them were still too young to really know what to do about it, but I cringe at the idea of any of my awkward, dorky behavior being recorded and circulated online, even years later.

  5. Kali says:

    Awww, that’s really cute! Also, holy #%^, could you imagine meeting Angelina and Brad as your possible in-laws one day? :O

    • HappyMom says:

      She’s probably too young to care or freak out. Now her parents on the other hand . . .

      • Kali says:

        Hahhaha too true. I’m guessing I’m thinking of when their kids are mid 20′s or older and bringing boyfriends/girlfriends home.

    • KatNotNice says:

      Yes, and I would be unimpressed… the only ones I know I’d freak the F out are dead, MJ, W. Houston, Maya Angelou, Marlon Brando… oh well!

  6. OhDear says:

    * shakes cane at sky *

    I feel so old now.

  7. Patricia says:

    I think it’s completely inappropriate for young teenagers to have “boyfriends” and “girlfriends”. What good comes of that? Why would you allow your kids to start having this kind of relationship so young? I find it pretty distasteful and I’m surprised Angie doesn’t have a bit more discretion and control.
    My sisters and I weren’t allowed to date until 16. I myself didn’t start dating until 19 and saved myself all the high school drama, which is an unnecessary distraction from just growing up and learning about yourself.

    Does anyone else agree that a 12, 13, 14 year old should be told that they are too young to engage in a relationship, and to slow their roll?

    • Sighs says:

      When you say “boyfriend” at that age, it’s not in the way you’re thinking. It’s not sex when you’re parents aren’t home. At least it wasn’t for me. My first boyfriend was at 13. He went to my friend’s church. I would go to church with her so I could sit with him and hang out afterwards. Maybe go to some picnics together. Hold hands and kiss every now and then. Talk on the phone a lot. Exchange tapes (of the music variety).

      Not seeing what the big deal is?

    • GeeMoney says:

      Oh geez…here comes the judgement police.

      I’m sure it’s just a harmless romance. Kids date in middle school all of the time… so shush.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        @Geemoney, I think parenting is a very personal thing. Every parent is different and every child is different. Some parents think it’s ok to date at 12, and some think its not ok until 16. I’m pretty sure the children in either of those scenarios turns out fine (not considering any other factors of their upbringing). That’s just MHO. I try not to be judgy about other people’s parenting styles because parenting is difficult, first of all, and second of all, like I said, it’s so personal between the parent and the child. *shrugs*

      • GeeMoney says:

        Then perhaps calling dating at age 12 “inappropriate” isn’t the right thing to say. Perhaps “not agreeing with it” would have been a better thing to say then. Don’t call me out on my judgement and not call Patricia out on hers, because basically she’s doing the same thing by using a word like inappropriate to describe a situation that she knows nothing about that is probably harmless anyway.

        I stand by my statement.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        Just having a discussion… I don’t expect you not to stand by your statement. I’m just giving my opinion as well. And anyway, I did respond to Patricia below.

    • jinni says:

      I don’t see anything wrong with kids that age dating as long as it’s with someone in their own peer group. Besides it’s not like they’re allowing his girlfriend to live with them the way Angie’s mom allowed her boyfriend to live with her when she was 14.

    • qwerty says:

      Yeah, tell your 14 year old s/he can’t date, that’ll go over well. Great way to build a trusting relationship with your child.

      • KA says:

        I so agree with this. My mom was one of those “not until you’re 16″ mothers. I had my first real boyfriend at 14 and she refused to acknowledge him. She did not meet him until I was 17. She refused to give me permission to just go to the movies or to his house. So you know what I did? I lied. Nothing could have stopped me from seeing my boyfriend. Even without my mother’s permission. When she thought I was at the mall with my friends, I’m at the movies with my boyfriend. When I was with him, she never knew where I was. Luckily, he became my husband. But consider how badly this situation could have turned out. Kids are going to do what they want. Even if you tell them they cannot date until a certain age, they are going to do what they want. We cannot control what they do in school. In hindsight, my mother now sees that what she did was not good. How I’ve decided to handle my children is to acknowledge their nataural instincts and try to control it as best as I can. If they have a friend that they’ve labeled boyfriend/girlfriend, said friend will always be acknowledged and welcomed in my home. why? Because I rather they hangout where I can keep an eye on them, rather than where I cannot. Parents need to realize that kids are going to do what they want to do. Accepting a boyfriend/girlfriend doesn’t mean you’re condoning bad behavior, it’s good parenting. It means that you can have a good handle on your kids.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      Patricia, I grew up in a pretty strict household with an overprotective mother who expected me to be a virgin when I got married, and (as I wrote above) I still had my first boyfriend/first kiss at age 11 or 12. It’s very innocent at that age and it’s totally natural. We didn’t go out on dates. We saw each other at school and held hands. Sometimes he would come over and we would hang out with a group of friends. It’s just sort of experimental and innocent at that age. I remember it fondly. My first boyfriend was a sweet guy and we later dated again in high school (for real that time). He’s still a good friend.

      • Anon says:

        @Stef Leppard
        The same my mom was strict, it was 50 years ago, she definitely had expectations of my being a virgin until I got married like most of the parents back then. I still had a boyfriend in 7th grade. We didn’t date, we were always with my best friend or a group of friends, on half days we would go to the museum’s of Natural History, MOMA (it was free then), the Library. Basically I saw him at school never weekends. It was innocent. It is normal to have crushes in Junior High for a lot of children. I am still friends with my 1st boyfriend too. Not a big deal. I doubt they will be together forever. I do know 3 couples who were childhood sweethearts and are still together after 40 years of marriage.

    • HappyMom says:

      My son is the same age as Maddox. Neither he nor his friends have any interest in dating-they all think it’s stupid. There are lots of other kids we know who are “dating”. But it’s texting, going to the movies (with supervision) and maybe hanging out at school. I always tell my kids that the boyfriend/girlfriend thing at this age is sort of silly-but I definitely don’t “forbid” it.

    • Erinn says:

      It’s innocent. God. You have a sweet situation, and have made it dirty and restrictive. 11 and 12 year olds might go to a movie in a group, hold hands, and just hang out in general. It’s not a case of necessary pearl clutching.

    • Illyra says:

      Considering there are 13 and 14 year olds (and younger!) who’ve hit puberty, I agree that “dating” at that age can sometimes be riskier and less innocent than some would like to believe.

      • mayamae says:

        When Kim K said she had sex at fourteen, there were plenty of people here stating they had sex at 12, 13, 14. It was quite the eye opener.

      • Candy Love says:

        The girl lives in London and he doesn’t for one. Maddox has been in London 2 times in the last 6 months both times were with his family so the most these two do is skype and call each other o the drama.

      • Illyra says:

        @ mayamae,

        I missed that thread, but the comments you mention don’t surprise me.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      God, its NOT a relationship!!!!! Its probably talking on the phone…going to a movie with a bunch of friends…my son had a “girlfriend” at that age, too…and it was nothing….walking home from school together….him, her and all their friends going to the mall…relax, I’m sure Maddox and his girlfriend are vacationing in Cabo together….geez….

    • Janet says:

      Who’s to say? My neighbors started dating in junior high school when they were 13. They’ve been happily married now for over 50 years.

    • claire says:

      Because no one thinks it’s real dating. It’s 13-year-old dating. When I was that age, in junior high, I had a couple of boyfriends. That basically meant we awkwardly talked on the phone for a few minutes, we sat by each other at lunch, we passed a note here and there.

    • jaye says:

      No. Most of the time they’re just hanging out, holding hands and what have you. I had a “boyfriend” at 11 and all we did was hold hands and sit on my front porch eating sunflower seeds and being goofy.

      I think if parents stay involved (when my little boyfriend and I would hang out at my house, my mother insisted that we hang out in the living room or on the porch. We couldn’t just walk off anywhere. We went to the movies together, but ALWAYS with a chaperone. Kids today DO have a lot of kid inappropriate images geared towards them, but if parents remain involved and set strict boundaries, I think the whole “boyfriend/girlfriend” thing can be successfully navigated.

  8. truthSF says:

    Some of my friends started dating around 11-12, and the coupling was solidified by the boy winning a toy ring at the festival and presenting it to his girl. There were no kissing or anything fresh. Plus, we were clueless on anything associated with dating except the ring, lol.

  9. Sighs says:

    My first kiss was 11. Boyfriend at 13. Seems pretty normal to me. I would, however be extremely embarrassed if my mom told the whole world about it.

  10. Toot says:

    I wonder if the girl with Maddox at the Maleficent event in London was his girlfriend? Long distance “relationship” already. lol

    • Andrea1 says:

      Nah! That’s Brad’s Niece. His sister’s daughter

      • Kim1 says:

        The girl with him in London was not his cousin nor was she an actress in the film.Angie has mentioned his girlfriend before in a print interview last week when she was asked about him getting older.If giving TMI about your kids makes you a bad mother I should be the president of the Bad Mothers Club.Angie just mentioned they gave Shiloh skateboard and street art classes for her bday.I suppose she is a bad mother for not taking her to a day spa for Mani/Pedi.Oh yeah she should make her wear dresses and take ballet if she was a Good Mother

    • lisa2 says:

      That girl was a redhead.. the niece was the blond at the LA premier.. Brad’s family was there..

      • Andrea1 says:

        It was a nice thing the whole family came out to support her including her Dad and brother.

  11. Talie says:

    He was with a girl at the premier, it was probably her. What a trip though! Angelina actually travels with him just to see her?! To be rich! Everything is probably done via text.

  12. Andrea1 says:

    I personally feel 13years is too young to have a girlfriend.
    Angie be careful the kind of information you reveal. Remember people always look for ways to tear and bring you down. Next thing you know you’ll be labelled a bad mother.

    • Cecilia says:

      I agree with you Andrea1. Why would she even reveal such personal information about her 12 year old boy. Embarrassing for her son to be used as a soundbite to promote her movie & now what will they do — try to track down the little girlfriend? Not good.

      • Candy Love says:

        Girl please your whole comment is an exaggeration because you don’t like her.

        She was ask by a entertainment tonight reporter about her kids becoming teenagers and them dating and she said Maddox has a little girlfriend. How do you know she was embarrassing ? and how is media going to find this girl when they don’t know who she is or what she looks like let alone who his friends are?

      • June says:

        Blah Blah Blah, any other celeb and you would think it was oh so sweet.
        It is not that personal, I am sure lots of celebs have talked about their kids like that.

        You HATE her, so everything she does is wrong.

      • k says:

        ah, you always bring the big lolz, cecilia.

      • Jaded says:

        Oh puhleeze, every mother I know talks about their kids getting to the dating age and do they have a little special girlfriend or boyfriend…this is how kids grow up, learn about how to build a relationship, become social and confident with the other sex. Don’t turn something positive into something negative.

      • Sullivan says:

        Cecelia, I never agree with you when it comes to AJ, but your tenacity makes me smile.

      • Cecilia says:

        You know, Sullivan, it took me a long time to find my voice & not be argued into submission. I have my opinion & I let other people have theirs. I always hesitate to demean or criticize — that’s just not my style. I always read your comments with interest & I am certainly glad to make you smile & hopefully, provoke thought as well.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – I think it could be really cute and sweet that he has a special friend, and it’s nice the parents like her. But for heaven’s sake, do NOT tell Entertainment Tonight about it, especially when you are very famous and every word is turned into a news story.

      • Andrea1 says:

        Exactly! The next thing will be for the press to try dig and follow him around to get info about him and the girl in question
        Bad move Angelina. And I am pretty sure he is So embarassed now that the whole world knows he has a girl friend

      • Cecilia says:

        Yep…that little girl’s privacy should be protected, even if Maddox’s isn’t.

      • eva says:

        Please, how are they going to follow a 12 year old around, it’s not as if he’s going to be walking to her house. You never see the jolie-pitt children unless they don’t care if you do, airports, shopping, outings.

        I’m willing to bet you wont find anything out about this girl unless her parents spill.

        I’m sure her parents know who angelina and brad are and what attention they bring, so if they had any reservations, it wouldn’t be happening.

      • lucy2 says:

        I didn’t even think about the media digging to find info on the girl (I would seriously hope that doesn’t happen). I was just thinking of the sheer embarrassment of a mom telling everyone her son has a little girlfriend – I’ve seen kids cringe in regular life over that, I can’t imagine having it told to Entertainment Tonight and becoming a headline.

      • Cecilia says:

        I know lucy2…I know Mom’s talk to each other about what their children are & aren’t doing, but it’s a whole nother ballgame when you’re embarrassing your child on Entertainment Tonight. And, as rabid as the fans & paps are, I think it is a very real possibility they will try to get the scoop on the (great lady?) young girl. I hope not.

  13. Frida_K says:

    Maddox is soooooooo cute.

    My story:

    I had my first boyfriend in kindergarten. We would hang out during recess. Also, we used to put on capes from the costume box and pretend we were bats (also during recess). This was my thing. I loved pretending to be a bat.

    When we had play dates outside of school, we had a little game we played: he would quickly kiss me on the cheek and we’d both laugh uproariously and blush. I remember kissing him on the cheek once or twice and being astounded at my own daring.

    I did get my first marriage proposal in fourth grade, but I turned it down.

    After that, I didn’t have a real kiss until I was about fourteen. And nobody has lured me into matrimony yet, but there’s still time for that.

    • Miranda says:

      I started early, too! I had a boyfriend and marriage proposal in 2nd grade. The “relationship” mostly consisted of playing together at recess and sharing desserts at lunch. He proposed to me with a Ring Pop, and I said yes. We actually still keep in touch a bit, and when I got engaged for real last week, he sent me flowers with a note joking that I broke his heart, lol.

    • jaye says:

      My son had his first girlfriend when he was 5, too. Her name was Jasmine and she was the cutest little thing. My son told me he was going to “get married to her”. I asked him where he and his wife were going to live and he said “with you”. I told him that when someone gets married, they have to get a job and get their own house. He said “well…they have a house at school, we’ll just live there and I can pass out snacks for my job”.

  14. Janet says:

    My first boyfriend and first kiss was at 14. Group dates only, though. I wasn’t allowed to go on single dates until I was 16.

  15. GeeMoney says:


  16. abby says:

    First kiss at 14, eh? Whatever.

    Anyway, I knew something had to be going on because Maddox has been accompanying Angie and Brad on their trips to London quite a few times recently, so I am not surprised. In fact, he’s been doing so for a good while now so I assume he has a number of friends there but I guess the girlfriend thing is a bit new.

    Anyway, while the story is cute I kind of wish Angie had not shared that because poor Madd will probably be stalked when he goes there now but alas, it probably was only a matter of time anyway before the media found out. I think I recall reading rumors about Madd having a girlfriend before.

    Well, if you thought the baby years were a fun ride? The teen years are going to be a roller coaster. Have fun you two crazy kids! I mean Brad and Angie.

  17. Abby_J says:

    I was 12 when I had my first real boyfriend, although we didn’t go on dates. It was more hanging out in school, the local ice rink with a huge group of friends, and middle school dances. He was also my first kiss, but I’m not talking about a soap opera kiss here, either.

    I don’t think that having a boyfriend/girlfriend at 12 is too bad as long as they aren’t dating like older teenagers would. I mean, we haven’t seen pictures of them lying in bed like Willow Smith.

    My parents rules for real dating were that I couldn’t go on a date alone with the guy driving until I had my license. That way, if he tried anything, I could take him down and take his car to escape. Haha!

  18. Delta Juliet says:

    Hmm…one the one hand, I don’t like to judge how other parents deal with stuff like that. I wouldn’t let *my* 12 year old have a girlfriend but I don’t know Maddox or his parents. maybe he’s super mature ;)

    I will say though, my oldest son is almost 11. He’s not interested in girls right now but LOTS of kids in his class have girlfriends/boyfriends. They are constantly breaking up and going out with someone new. Some of these kids take it REALLY hard and are getting really upset and depressed over it because they were “SO IN LOVE”. I don’t see the need for it at such a young age. Hang out with friends, play sports, practice an instrument, study, but wait on the “dating”. One little girl in my son’s class has had a new “boyfriend” every month for the last five months. I would NOT be cool with that if I was her mom and as much as it’s not really a big deal now, at some point, someone is going to start calling her names, etc. BE A KID FOR CHRISSAKES.

    • Esmom says:


      I don’t want to be a pearl clutcher and no doubt Maddox’s relationship is sweet and innocent but as I said above there’s no need for kids to rush into “dating.” That doesn’t mean they can’t hang out, flirt, whatever middles school kids like to do but yes it is the age to still be a kid.

    • My little brother’s eleven, and he has a few crushes here and there, but he will absolutely DIE if you tease him, or even ask him about having a girlfriend. Which, I suppose is better than him acting like a little brat like some of his other little friends.

      And this is hardly the worst thing, Angelina could’ve said. I’m remembering when Jada Smith filmed that meeting, with her mother, Willow, and a therapist–Willow started crying, remember? And then there was *someone* who was telling the press that they had the sex talk with their kids–I can’t remember WHO. All I remember was THAT was really embarrassing.

  19. turtle says:

    I mean….Angie was living with her boyfriend under her mother’s roof at 14 so clearly she has a relaxed approach to it.

    I believe I had my first “dates” and boyfriends at 12, is that the 6th / 7th grade? Yeah we were going to see Patch Adams and sneaking into A Time To Kill and shizz after our parents dropped us off to meet up and hold hands.

    Totally normal, very cool.

  20. wow says:

    Well, that’s a plus. I use to always get a bad vibe off this kid with his all the talk from her about his intrest in guns at such a young age and researching guns on the internet. A bit weird. I figured we’d hear of him shooting up some random place. But thankfully, it appears that was just a phase..

  21. Janet says:

    There is a pic of Maddox in the Daily Mail standing next to a “mystery blonde” who looks around 13 but she’s not his girlfriend. She’s his cousin, Doug Pitt’s daughter.

  22. Suze says:

    I think they are using the term “girlfriend” loosely.

    I think Maddox looks older than 12, very mature. He has to be as the oldest of that passle of children.

    I think he and Angelina probably do have a particularly nice relationship, given their history.

  23. serena says:

    Awww that’s so cute!! Not my business but I’d like to see this little lady :) also don’t think the age is an issue.

  24. Miss M says:

    I am neither shocked nor surprised by Maddox having a girlfriend. But I am shocked the parents fly him to go see her in a regular basis. The life of rich people! :)

  25. No Way says:

    I love it that Angie made the mistake that pretty much all parents make at one time or another giving out TMI. Don’t talk about your son or daughter’s “girlfriend” at 12 or 13 if you don’t want to embarrass them. I’ll be shocked if Maddox isn’t giving her an earful about it.

    • Ramona Q. says:

      I was gonna say, is Maddox turning red at his mom’s talking about his first girlfriend?

    • Esti says:

      Haha, that was my reaction. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a 12 year old having a “girlfriend”, but I bet he’s hella embarrassed his mom told the world about it. I remember how everything at that age felt like MAXIMUM DRAMA and any parental comment on it only made me freak out more. :)

    • Janet says:

      Oh wow, I can hear it now: “MOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM…….”

  26. The Original Mia says:

    Cute story. Except now I feel old because it seems just like yesterday that he was a baby. Wow.

  27. Mindy says:

    So isn’t this the same group who was so upset a couple of weeks ago about the smith girl? So… dating for a 12 year boy is OK but not a girl. And before everyone goes crazy – We don’t know the age of the “lady” – maybe she is 20 and they are laying around on a bed together. Just saying. People on this site believe that Angie, Brad and family can do no wrong. Things that other families do they tear them apart but it’s cute if this family does it. Pathetic.

    • June says:

      Well there are no pics of Maddox laying around with a 20 year old, so of course no one is tearing them apart for it!!!!!! No proof that she is 20 because she is most likely his age.

      So try again ……

      People tear B&A apart all the time for traveling with their kids, when so many other celebs take their kids on location all over the place and are not in the same place all the time either.

    • k says:

      are you selectively reading comments? “this family” gets shredded constantly for every thing they do.

      • Mindy says:

        Um…..not so much. People, US Weekly, Lainey, etc. all positive. Actually the press for this couple is very positive. If you want bad press look to Tom Cruise, Gwyenth, Kim and Kayne. Now that is bad press. This couple is well thought of. 10 years ago yes they did receive bad press but it is very small now. A few bloggers post nasty stuff of course and what hollywood individuals doesn’t get that – that is normal and to be expected? I think that the bloggers here are like ten years back and can’t move on.

      • Kim1 says:

        Every week there are multiple negative stories about Jolie Pitts.Brad is cheating ,Kids are wild,Angie is dying,Angie is in cat fight,etc.There are less stories than nine years but there are plenty of stories.Way more than the Smith family.Yes the Kardashians have more negative stories but they have only being dominating tabloids for the last couple of years.

      • Ennie says:

        ten years ago they received bad press? I would ask you to read the tabloid covers for at least five years. Months and years with no end. Every time the ex-wife ended a relationship, or one of the tree points of the triangle gave an interview it was hell all over again.
        Do not be so selective. It did happen. Just take a look at the threads here or scan some of the sites were they are more commented on.

    • serena says:

      First, they don’t live in Englad they travel there and I’m sure the entire family does (or half of it) not just Maddox alone. I think he’s supervised, at least more than the Smith kids.

  28. Maggie says:

    I think when asked about her kids her answer should be “no comment”. The movie premier is to showcase the movie itself and her role in making it…not her son’s love life. On another note BP is looking particularly greaseballish. Ew

    • Kim1 says:

      So Hugh Jackman ,Julia Roberts,Julianne Moore,Nicole Kidman,Charlize,Sandra should say no comment.All of them have recently discussed personal info about their kids in the last weeks.

  29. Lucky Charm says:

    I was 11 when I got my first “boyfriend”. We were in 6th grade, and he gave me his watch to wear. We basically only hung out together at recess and ate lunch together, and would sneak holding hands when the nuns weren’t looking, lol! Sometimes after school or on weekends a group of us would go rollerskating, but I was never allowed to go on an actual date with a boy until I was 16.

  30. mimi says:

    I remember when Angie first adopted him as a baby. He was adorable then and is now growing up to be a handsome young man. I can’t believe he’s 12 already and has his first girlfriend…time flies!

  31. Ginger says:

    Oh man. My son is 12 as well. He has started going to dances and is becoming attractive to the girls at school. So far he’s not interested but I know it won’t be long. I’m not mentally prepared for my “baby” having a girlfriend but we have had “the talk” already. I had a boyfriend at that age too (and interestingly enough he and I are still good friends to this day). It was all innocent holding hands and little stolen kisses. It’s sweet but it’s also heart wrenching for me because he’s growing up so quickly. At least it feels that way. I like how Angie is handling it. I’ve been outwardly cool so far too. But on the inside I’m saying “my baby”! LOL!

  32. Paris says:

    I had “boyfriends” all through elementary school and middle school but the first time I actually kissed someone and had a real relationship was when I was 19. :) wouldn’t change it at all either lol it was perfect

  33. Wren33 says:

    My first boyfriend was at age 12. We kissed once on the lips after dating for about 6 months. We would basically pass notes at school and buy each other birthday presents and talk on the phone. I think we went to the movies unchaperoned with another “couple” one time once we were 13.

  34. Samantha25 says:

    I know that 99.9% of the attacking comments are from haters but they are ridiculous. 12/13 year old kids “date” all of the time. It always amazes me that people go ballistic just because it happens to Angelina. Dating at this age just means they talk on the phone all of the time and go to the movies sometimes. If kids didn’t date at this age school dances wouldn’t be necessary. Also why are people calling Angelina a horrible mother but make no comments about Brad? Why is everything “wrong” always about Angelina but claim Brad has no say?

  35. z says:

    Going bald at 12?

  36. Esmom says:

    I don’t see anyone attacking Angelina; I just see people debating the idea of 12-13 year olds dating. And I don’t think Brad came up because Angelina is the one who made the comment. In any case, I think people can disagree without calling it an attack or hate.

    I tend to think Maddox, more than most kids his age, has a pretty worldly perspective and can handle “dating” just fine. He travels so much that I’m guessing he’s not hanging out, up to no good, ever. But I still think kids that age are still kids and are fine waiting a few more years before actually dating. A school dance is a whole other thing, a social event that kids now attend in groups more than as couples anyway, even in high school.

    ETA this was meant in reply to Samantha25.

  37. No Way says:

    The “dating” in this age group is a sticky point with a lot of parents. There are the set who think it’s sweet and others who think it is horrible and letting the kids grow up to fast. The comments on this site are pretty much the normal debate I hear from other parents with tweens and young teenagers. Nothing really vitriolic to Angie and Brad, but if they or the other celebs discussing their kids really want them to be private don’t discuss them. Just saying, but they are their kids.

  38. MSat says:

    I had my first “boyfriend” at 12 – we talked on the phone every night after school. It made my dad crazy! I remember he bought me earrings and a necklace, and when we “broke up,” he asked for them back. A couple of days later, another girl in my class was wearing them! That was rough.

    • Janet says:

      Whaaaat?! That was plain tacky. You shouldn’t have given them back.

    • Sighs says:

      That’s pretty bad. My boyfriend at 13 broke up with me 2 days before Christmas. Turns out he just didnt want to get me a Christmas present and wanted to get back together the day after Christmas. Boys….

  39. Ennie says:

    OOOOHHH no wonder he goes to England with her / him every chance he gets! he seems a polite boy, Sweet. I hope he does study, and does not go the way of other celebrities’ children.

  40. Ennie says:

    Hahaha I forgot to add, Brad and Angelina… even if Maddox is still a child/young teen, are becoming a mother and father in law! Brad would have never imagined that ten years ago in a million years!

  41. Reece says:

    I hope she realizes, that, the fact, that, she mentioned it, at all, means he is now Capital E-Embarrassed. Ahhh hormones. lol

  42. Naddie says:

    I don’t know, but it sounds more like she’s kidding him, moms usually do that.

  43. RobN says:

    Whether the age is appropriate or not, talking about this to the media is ridiculous. I’m certainly not happy if I’m the girl’s parents; I don’t need the media trying to figure out who my kid is, and I certainly don’t need her photographed by paps.

  44. Georgia says:

    All these stories about first “boyfriends” are adorable and I agree it’s so innocent at that age that there’s nothing to be upset about. Unless you’re a tween and your mom is telling everyone about your girlfriend, that is ;)

  45. Tiffany says:

    This shows that your Mother is the biggest movie star in the world and can still embarrass ya ;-)

  46. Lauraq says:

    My first boyfriend was when I was 4 (he was 5). Kevin Brown. He lived across the street from me then, but we weren’t allowed to cross the street then, so we would yell across the street at each other. We had a brief rough patch when I started kindergarten in a different school and kissed a boy named David Fisher (we kissed on the playground every day, and sometimes during free play if no one was looking, but I never called him my boyfriend). Then David’s brother was mean to us, so we stopped kissing. Then Kevin was allowed to cross the street because he turned six or something, and he chased me under my parents’ lilac tree and kissed me and told me I was his girlfriend now (incidentally, lilac is one of my favorite scents to this day). Then I got transferred to the same school as him-joy!-and was put in his class, and the teacher got mad because we were inseparable (and we were always trying to kiss!). We drifted apart after kindergarten ended, and although he would occasionally cross the street to try and start things again with me, I was over it by then.