Angelina Jolie covers Vogue: ‘Brad & I have our issues but…’

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Ooooooh, I actually forgot that By the Sea is coming out in a month. Angelina Jolie covers the November issue of Vogue to promote the film that she wrote, directed and stars in with Brad Pitt. The Annie Liebovitz editorial also features the whole Jolie-Pitt clan, because AMAZING. You can see the slideshow here and the full interview here. Anna Wintour really loves Jolie, this is like Angelina’s fifth or sixth cover I think.

Doing it all for By the Sea: “The director was very focused. The actress was unstable. And the writer was deeply confused. This is the only film I’ve done that is completely based on my own crazy mind.” For years, she says, she and Brad called the script for By the Sea “the crazy one. We even called it ‘the worst idea.’ ” She laughs again, and covers her face with her hands. “As artists we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones,” she explains. “Just being raw actors. It’s not the safest idea. But life is short.”

Their travel: “We travel often to Asia, Africa, Europe, where they were born. The boys know they’re from Southeast Asia, and they have their food and their music and their friends, and they have a pride particular to them. But I want them to be just as interested in the history of their sisters’ countries and Mommy’s country so we don’t start dividing. Instead of taking Z on a special trip, we all go to Africa and we have a great time.”

Angelina & Brad aren’t really as screwed up as their By the Sea characters: “It’s not autobiographical. Brad and I have our issues but if the characters’ were even remotely close to our problems we couldn’t have made the film.”

Having her breasts & ovaries removed: “It really connected me to other women,” she says of her decision to go public. “I wish my mom had been able to make those choices.” The procedures themselves were, she says, “brutal. It’s hard. They are not easy surgeries. The ovaries are an easy surgery, but the hormone changes”—she laughs, nods her head—“interesting. We did joke that I had my Monday edit. Tuesday surgery. Wednesday go into menopause. Thursday come back to edit, a little funky with my steps. I feel grounded as a woman. I know others do too. Both of the women in my family, my mother and my grandmother started dying in their 40s. I’m 40. I can’t wait to hit 50 and know I made it.”

[From Vogue]

There’s even more, but that’s all I’ll excerpt, mostly because I’m sure we’ll be talking about this interview for days/weeks to come. Enjoy!

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Photos courtesy of Annie Liebovitz/VOGUE.

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  1. meme says:

    and her Oscar campaign begins. these people are shameless.

    • minx says:

      She’s the first director/actress to do PR?
      Shame on her, that hussy.

      • meme says:

        she’s one of the few to trot her children out every time she has a movie coming. how many actresses who do photoshoots for vogue are doing so with their kids? most celebs protect their children from the media.

      • mememe says:

        @meme
        Yeah right..when Sandra Bullock was on the cover of People with Louis, I remember you going all in — except, oh wait

        ..ditto the Madonna and Lourdes’ Vogue shoot..

        oh and here’s Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward with their kids in a spread….
        https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/16/99/ab/1699ab9dbf827b238f2249840e9b4ab8.jpg

        …and BOOM!

      • kay says:

        Pimping her children out for a movie is shameless.

        I don’t see other actresses doing that during the Oscar season.

      • FLORC says:

        To add it’s known actresses that talk about family and wanting kids get better chances… And if you’re very pregnant for the awards? Win hands down.

        And actors do this without fail, but JP clan do this the least and in more restricted ways.
        BTW let’s add in Affleck dimple parade for argo. This is minor in the sea of examples.

      • mytbean says:

        I think her kids like being with and doing whatever the family is doing. Bringing them along and having them participate was probably a matter of “hey kids, wanna go take some pictures at the beach?”

    • truthSF says:

      “these people”…. you must mean all actors/directors/writers/producers, etc. since they ALL campain for Oscars.

      • meme says:

        not with their children.

      • M.A.F. says:

        yes they do. You just refuse to acknowledge it

      • FLORC says:

        It’s true all actors with young children tend to have them included in their campaigns. It’s common. Lots of people are saying no one else does this, but have yet to give an example of an actor campaigning and has small children and not mentioning them or having photos taken. That’s because They All Do It. It’s funny people are acting like only Jolie does this.

    • kay says:

      yawn. you are so predictable, meme.

      • meme says:

        what’s predictable is jolie trotting out her kids every time she has a movie coming out. you are just as predictable with your adoration of the woman and her kids.

      • kay says:

        adoration of her and her kids? i can count on two hands how often i have ever commented on aj posts, but you always turn up with your tired and predictable comments.
        anyway, spin a new record d.j.
        if you are capable of it.

      • Colette says:

        And you are predictable with your disdain for this woman .So what’s the difference ? It’s not OK for us to praise her but it’s OK for you to criticize her? If you don’t like her don’t read her interviews,articles or watch her films.It’s not complicated,Boo.

      • meme says:

        @ collette … when did I say it was not OK for you to praise this woman? NEVER, Boo.

      • mememe says:

        ..girl..just admit you go batshite meme, every time you’re reminded that they’ve procreated and adopted in spectacular fashion…even if you only see their kids once a year. Muahaha.

      • kay says:

        kay: stop using my name you lunatic.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        She trots out her kids but she makes sure the nanny nearby isn’t in the picture. It is one of the reasons why I don’t like Jolie.

        In another interview she explained that she self-harmed way into her mid-twenties. Two years later she adopted Maddox and that made her never self-harm again. She said so. Firstly I didn’t know that people with severe psychological issues were allowed to adopt. Secondly her statement suggests that her adopted child Maddox worked like a fix for a psychological issue she apparently had troubles solving on her own. I don’t like it when children are used as a fix for an adult’s problems.

        Yes, some people have children and this turns around their lives. Nevertheless it is morally questionable if you should use a child to fix your issues. It often goes wrong, too.

        Also I often wondered how Jolie managed to adopt a child DESPITE getting or being divorced at the time. Last time I checked you had to have a partner to adopt.

      • FLORC says:

        Pondering Thoughts
        When there’s a nanny she is in pictures. Although i’ve thought of her as a personal assistant too. It’s what photos get purchased and printed. Sometimes a nanny of sorts is in the picture. It’s not like she’s photoshopped out.

        And you Do Not need a partner to adopt. Not for some time now. That does change nation to nation and agency to agency, but also for financial reasons.
        But overall you Do Not need a partner to adopt with many cases.

        Regarding the self harm part. She was on the up and up before maddox. It was a road she chose and it appears and appeared to be for the right reasons. Looking for a justification to shame someone who overcame self harm and adopted children that appear happy and healthy is a good long stretch.
        It’s funny to see people try and attack her. 1 foot in reality and 1 foot in fiction. like a blind item.

      • Pondering thoughts: @ Florc: BE FAIR! AND DECENT! says:

        @ FLORC

        Children who move around a lot during their childhood and early teens form less deep and less satisfying relationships.
        That is a fact and I am in education.

        I did not write that teacher can hinder development but I pointed out that it is difficult to find a good teacher if you can’t offer long-term contracts and if you have to cover a multitude of subjects.

        Yes, most countries prefer couples to adopt not singles. Go look it up. Though adopting children in foreign countries is somewhat unregulated. And look where Jolie got her children: those are countries riddled with corruption and with deficitary oversight and usually lack of money for orphanages.

        I don’t like jolie but that doesn’t make my arguments wrong.

      • FLORC says:

        @ Pondering thoughts

        I am honestly sorry. I don’t really understand much of what I read or write because English is not my native language.

      • Moneyball says:

        @FLORC

        Sorry, dude, but Pondering is right. Moving affects children’s development of relationships negatively.

      • Willow says:

        Pondering Thoughts, cutting does not qualify as ‘severe psychological issues’. Neither does anorexia or bulimia. I don’t understand the vicious and harsh judgment on her for cutting. It doesn’t make her a psycho. And as far as I know she never had any severe psychological issues. Just ordinary teenage issues. As for moving the children about, children of Diplomats and army personnel often enrol in the Lychee Francais (sp) schooling, which has the exact same timetable everywhere around the world. One of my cousins was one of these children, and she is the most grounded, centered, assured and articulate over-achiever I have come across, with 3 houses in 3 different countries. You don’t need to be rooted to one spot like a tree to be well-adjusted. Any good teacher will attest to that.

      • mytbean says:

        A teacher’s first-hand observations, I take with a grain of salt. Teachers see kids for a season and often fresh from the relocation. Relocation is not the problem. There are a zillion other more important and influential factors in play because relocation often happens for traumatic reasons. Divorce, financial disparity , domestic abuse, and the common recipe involving clumps of all three are often why kids end up moving. And don’t get me started on military kids. Moving is the least of their ills. *These* are why kids are traumatized. The move is just an extension but definitely not the root issue that needs addressing.

        Angelina’s kids are not like you and me and will never be. Moving around is not going to affect them in the same way because it’s not about financial disparity or, as far as we know, an unhealthy family unit.

        Yes, they have a nanny (or nannies) who have probably been with them since as long as they can remember and are something of a second mother even if Angelina is unstable. Is this a bad thing?

        Their gaps in education aren’t going to have the same impact it has on us. A traditional formal education is something you and I *need* to function. But these kids, even if they miss a geometry class, will pick up things we are clueless about that they could probably provide a valid argument are more valuable life-skills in the trajectory of their particular flavor of living. They will end up, in the long run, probably more educated than we are for the simple fact that learning is about association and they will have a million more tangible experiences to associate.

        The good news is, they are either already self-aware enough or their parents/gaurdians are protective enough that the kids are not posting metaphysical drivel on twitter or photos of themselves half naked with adults.

        We forget that they will forever have safety nets that even they probably aren’t aware of that will emotionally accommodate healthy approaches to risk and life in general. And I think Brangelina are traveling with the kids like they do to open their eyes to reality, attempting to avoid that bubble that a lot of Hollywood kids are in where they don’t know what they have in relation to others.

      • lenje says:

        I work in foreign service. Diplomats’ children move a lot and must adjust to new environment plenty of time, and most of them turn out fine.

      • siri says:

        @Pondering thoughts: Jolie isn’t the first, or only one adopting without having a partner: Diane Keaton did, Michelle Pfeiffer with her daughter, Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock…they all didn’t, or don’t have partners.

    • Colette says:

      What people? Actors?

    • Nancy says:

      @meme: Ha. I saw your comment and thought, girl you’re going get skewered! I have to say I like some celebs and admire their work but I leave my worshipping for God. Oh well, have a good weekend……

      • meme says:

        Yeah, the moderator lets people skewer me and then won’t post my responses. Pathetic.

      • icerose says:

        This is the first time I have seen anything negative about her on this sight-I thought she was untouchable but I to admit having similar thoughts about how much her kids seem to in the press but I really only ever read about her on this sight so i have no real criteria to base it on.I think she is quite a good actress but only watch her films if I like the sound of them.

      • minx says:

        Who’s worshipping them? Not me, I’m just a fan.

      • @Icerose
        Lol, when did you start reading? It goes in waves. Pre 2011ish, the comments about Brad and Angelina were negative (the majority of them, not saying everyone trashed them all the time)…….from then to now, they were more positive, and now they’re swinging into a balance of both “positive” and “negative” comments.

      • Nancy says:

        @minx: I wasn’t speaking of everyone. There are some people who just get so darn excited by anything she does. I liked her early work, like Gia and Girl, Interrupted…..after that not so much. I hated her early years off the screen, the goth, the knives, the brother, Billy Bob pda, she was a zero to me. But…since she adopted Maddox and cleaned up her act, she seems a little more relatable on some level. Plus to endure what she did physically and the love she has for her mother then and now is admirable. So that’s my take on Miss Angelina. She literally was the girl interrupted.

    • Uber says:

      I feel uneasy about her / this couple bringing out their children in actual mag spreads. Sure, you want them to be unconstrained and let them do normal stuff like walk in the street and go through airports without a huge entourage to protect them, but after reading that old New York Times article about AJ’s PR savvy (she actually refused an interview but told the pap where and when she’d be playing with Maddox; she’d just adopted him not too long ago at that stage), I think she needs to rethink how much her kids are being used for PR. This wholesome mother image didn’t come about by accident. And has anyone here heard about that disqus rumour about AJ, which started out after the Sony email leaks and AJ’s private email address becoming public knowledge? That was really weird!

      • You mean people saying she was someone called “lookoflove1365″ on disqus, because her email address had 1365 in it???? I think that’s dumb.

        As for the magazine shoots…..I honestly see no difference between this and a) getting pap’d at the farmer’s market 24/7, and, b) celebs that put pics of their kids on twitter and instagram……especially when their kids aren’t photographed that much at all. It’s been like three months since paps took pics of them. Apparently people have been seeing them all over London (on twitter), no pics. I think it’s theirs (and the kids–as Angelina said in the interview that the kids who don’t want to go into the field with her–like Shiloh recently has–don’t have to go) decision.

        Personally, I just don’t see any difference between this and the twitter/pap pics, and people who post pics of their kids on FB. I also think this is their way of controlling how the kids are seen, how often, etc–let’s face it, the paps are going to be looking for them. Constantly. They do a pretty good job of keeping their kids out of the spotlight.

        But this is just my opinion.

      • V4Real says:

        Ok I was coming here to say that I was wondering when this site was going to post those pics of AJ that I saw on the “Today Show” this morning. I guess they were saving the best for close to last.

        But it’s not hard to believe that AJ uses the media just like others in her line of work. I’m talking about as a Hollywood actress, not her charity and UN work. But on the other hand what’s wrong with it? If people want to campaign for Oscars or whatever their motives, why is it a problem? They are entertainers that’s what they do. If she chooses to use her kids for PR, more power to her. She’s not like Halle Berry or Jennifer Garner. AJ doesn’t complain about the paps taking photos of her kids but yet stage pap shots when they are beneficial to her. I have yet to see an article or see on the news where AJ and Brad said there should be a law against taking pictures of celebrities’ kids. She wasn’t standing in that court room besides Berry or Garner who I really don’t believe were sincere in their request. Soon after LA passed that law of no celebs kids being papped and printed we saw pap photos of Berry’s kids as well as Garner. But I’m assuming that’s ok because I believe Garner and Berry alert the paps to their whereabouts but pretend they don’t want their kids papped. If AJ alerts the paps to her whereabouts, I’m ok with that because she never said she had an issue with photo opportunist taking pictures of her kids in public.

      • Josephine says:

        Considering how famous they are, you rarely see pics of their kids. There are plenty of Hollywood types who share so, so much more of their kids. I think they’re proud of the family as a unit and the very occasional photoshoot hardly screams exploitation. They keep a tight lid on their image for sure, but they also seem to keep a pretty tight lid on how often the kids are seen.

      • lola says:

        Wonder how many times Ben and Jennifer will have the kids at the pap, I mean pumpkin, patch. You can bet your life they will be there.

      • Sabrine says:

        She loves her children and is including them in her work, in the process of movie making. This is a way to make them feel like they’re important and a part of her life. You can see the joy on their faces. Use your brain before you criticize. It just makes you look petty and jealous.

      • Carol says:

        I guess I don’t understand why some people sharing photos with their kids when they have a movie coming out are amazing and other people are shameless, horrible parents screwing up their kids for life with their unseemly PR/Oscar campaign. Seems a little hypocritical to me.

      • Uber says:

        “This is a way to make them feel like they’re important and a part of her life.”

        Don’t doubt she loves her kids, but I wouldn’t want to be splashed all over the magazines from an early age. You can include your kids in your life and vocation in other ways. I think they’re too out there with their kids. I’d prefer stability, especially once you get older, and having the same school/friends (these kids are homeschooled on location with their parents, right?), and having a stable academic history. She always makes me feel iffy with her willingness to bring out her kids. Sure they’re going to be papped anyway, but it’s not really the same as sharing private details (I think she’s talked about her eldest son’s gf before?), doing photoshoots, and stuff like that. Too willing to share. She wants to be seen as having the perfect (and multicultural) family.

      • Uber says:

        “You mean people saying she was someone called “lookoflove1365″ on disqus, because her email address had 1365 in it???? I think that’s dumb.”

        I have no clue whether the rumour is true or not but that disqus account hasn’t commented since people started saying it was AJ. Bizarre.

        “who don’t want to go into the field with her–like Shiloh recently has–don’t have to go”

        I think she’s probably a great mother except on this point. I think she should make the decision for her kids by limiting their exposure to film premieres and not doing photoshoots or more. Give them some normality. I mean, if my big siblings all said yes when Mom asked me whether I wanted to join, I’d say yes even if I didn’t want to.

      • Katherine says:

        “This wholesome mother image didn’t come about by accident”

        Um, no. It came about because she has earned it by living it.

        Nothing annoys these Angelina bashers more than the fact that she became a mother and is living a meaningful life of real substance. So obviously pictures of the fact annoys them even more. They are so transparent.

        Parents get to talk about their children and be photographed with them. That’s the natural thing. Hiding families and children away – which many actors have done in the past – to maintain an image isn’t natural.

        Of course, if it wasn’t this it would be something else. Some things never change.

      • Lissanne says:

        Uber:
        I agree with your sentiments. Unfortunately, I think that for many of her fans, the family/kids are part of the package, of Angelina’s image. They want to see the kids, they want a more intimate view of Angelina’s life and family than do most people who admire other actresses. That’s why Angelina fans don’t understand when people criticize her for allowing her kids to be photographed. (Or don’t understand why she’s criticized for talking about the sexual identity of one of her children!)

        And to Katherine: Actors hide their family way to protect the privacy of that family. Sounds completely natural to me.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        To be honest: criticism of Jolie’s and Pitt’s nomadic lifestyle is very appropriate and spot on.
        The children are being home-schooled and that means:

        - no classmates with whom the kids have to get along with long term, lack of diversity as they don’t meet children from parents from many ways of life or from many professions
        - changing teachers, who don’t always have the right qualifications. Face it, good teachers prefer stable employment and the same pupils for a year or two. And yes, if you look for a teacher for just a few monthes then it is usually those who couldn’t find long-term or unterminated employment contracts at schools.
        - lack of a diverse perspective on everything: a limited amount of teachers and a very limited to zero amount of classmate doesn’t bring out good results

        The children move along with the parents to changing locations which usually results in them being able to find friends quickly but their friendships are less satisfying and less intense. That is acutally the result (confirmed in academic research) when children move around a lot during the teens and before.

      • FLORC says:

        VC
        I think you’re nailing it.

        Pondering Thoughts
        There’s large amounts of accepted data that invalidates your statements. I suspect because it’s Jolie you take this stance greatly. We all have a bias, but let’s not have that spill into other topics to justify a dislike of a celebrity. It’s isolation that hinders development and that’s not the case with this family. And it’s easily said teachers can hinder a childs development. It’s Case by Case and speaking in such generalities shows tthe weak foundation that argument is based on.

      • Pondering thoughts: @ Florc: BE FAIR! AND DECENT! says:

        @ FLORC

        Do not twist what I write. Do make an effort to understand.
        You are wrong.
        Please get your facts straight. I am an educator and I have the respective degrees. More than one. You?
        Moving often doesn’t enable children to form and experience those relationships that are desireable. It is a fact.

        I suspect it is because you have a bias against me as you do carefully comment on EACH of my comments.

        Please do be fair and don’t just accuse me of things I haven’t written. I didn’t write that teachers hinder development but I do described that it is difficult to get a good teacher if you can only offer rather short-term contracts which is the case in nomadic lifestyles like Jolie-Pitts.
        You twisted that into me allegedly claiming teachers could hinder development. That wasn’t the point.
        Is it too much to ask for decency?

        Be fair and decent and don’t just attack other comments. Attack the arguments. And don’t twist the arguments. Personal attacks instead of arguments. Twisting or not understanding arguments. Seriously.

      • Paige says:

        The Jolie-Pitt have tutors that travel with them. They’ve stated this in many interviews. I’m pretty sure with their money, they can afford the best teachers in the world. The Jolie Pitt children don’t have to share their teachers attention with 20 other children. I also have a degree in education. I have my bachelor’s and I’m going for my master’s degree.

      • Uber says:

        Thanks for your input, Pondering Thoughts. I’m sure there are upsides to seeing the world at a young age and having the best teachers that money can buy, but it’s not the same as growing up with a cohort of friends and learning to navigate with a big, diverse group of classmates. Social skills, etc. I don’t get the defensiveness about any criticism of AJ; I’d be saying and have said the same things if it were any other celebrity.

      • teacakes says:

        @Pondering Thoughts – You say you’re an educator? I really hope you don’t go around in real life spouting this stuff under the assumption that having a degree means you know everything about childrearing and education. I moved 4 schools in a span of six years as a child/teenager (some of them between different countries), and I would laugh in the face of anyone who told me my parents were inflicting irreversible damage on my psyche by doing something as commonplace as moving house or changing jobs).

        And frankly, you’re doubly full of it because a simple google search revealed that the Jolie-Pitt kids aren’t even being homeschooled (the thing you object to). Maybe they were in the past, but going by mentions of school in AJ’s interviews, that hasn’t been the case for a while now.

      • Willow says:

        Uber that account was traced back to FF posters and was created by them. It was a fake and the fact that the tabloids looked into it and dismissed it attests to it.

      • lola says:

        That ridiculous info about that being Angelina’s “personal e-mail address” came from a site that spends 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, hating on Angie. I wouldn’t be so gullible as to believe their nonsense.

        That site also swears Angie uses voodoo to keep Brad, faked her pregnancy, the twins are from Bosnia, Brad is a gunrunner, and Angie, a drug mule.

        If anyone still believes their nonsense about that being Angie’s e-mail address, you’re on your own.

      • lola says:

        @lissanne: I have NEVER seen Angelina Jolie Pitt or Brad Pitt refer to any of their children’s, “sexuality”.

        They told a story about Shiloh as a TODDLER, wanting to be called “John” , “for a short while” (Angie’s own words). when she wanted to watch “Peter Pan” every day. Other than that, nothing.

        A few of you have very vivid imaginations, making up scenarios about this family with absolutely NO basis of truth.

      • siri says:

        I think, in general, it’s part of their job as actors to campaign. It’s still a personal decision to include the kids for a campaign, but it’s up to them to decide. In the case of the JPs, they rarely do that kind of publicity. Instead of doing a 24/7 on twitter etc., they choose a magazine cover story- what’s wrong with it? I think it’s decidedly sparse, just when one might start wondering where they are. I regard their PR as smart.

    • Ah, and I don’t think they’ll be mounting much of an Oscar campaign. Brad is literally filming War Machine up until they have to go to AFI, on November 5th. They started reshoots in Abu Dubai this week/next. And Angelina starts filming “First they Killed my Father” in mid November, and then in January, Brad had that Steven Knight-Spy movie with Marion Cotillard.

      • lola says:

        I agree, I don’t see them promoting this film for any sort of awards. Angie is promoting her film, because it’s coming out soon, it’s what everyone else in HW does.

        But, we know, Brad and Angie are’t allowed to be like everyone else, can’t offend anyone’s wittle feelings.

      • Brandin says:

        I wouldn’t worry about an Oscar for BTS in any capacity. If the movie is as horrid as the trailers, they’ll be getting nominations only from Rotton Tomatoes.

      • lola says:

        @Brandin: Don’t be shy, tell us what you really think.

    • Tara says:

      It’s called promoting your movie. Everyone has to do it.

    • Babalon says:

      I dunno. We’re the same age. I’m in treatment for breast cancer, and she’s right…a double mastectomy is brutal. Finding out that things maybe need to be cut off or out is brutal.

      I’m glad someone is talking about it for any reason, TBH.

    • lola says:

      Not “shameless” at all.

      Now comes the craziness. The Angie haters think it’s just fine for another certain almost 50 ex sitcom actress to have her own photographers follow her every move in NYC, for nothing more than pimping the fact she FINALLY got a bit part part in a B movie, but let Brad and Angelina be seen after months of no pictures, and all heck starts to break loose.

      • kairos says:

        Exactly.

        Not that Brangelina isn’t PR savvy because they are cunning that way. But they also know their kids are going to have camera lenses trained on them anyhow. Including the kids in their projects/photoshoots gives them at least some measure of control over the kind of publicity out there instead of always having to be on the passive end of it. I can’t see the problem with this. The few celebrities out there who are good at hiding their kids aren’t nearly as famous and don’t have a small army to raise either. I’m honestly fascinated by people who are so desperately determined to find any reason to hate them (esp AJ).

      • Brandin says:

        Get a job, Lola, that is if you can. Being a professional stalker can’t pay much.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        Honestly the kids often don’t look happy when they are being papped.

    • rudy says:

      The Child Army, as I have seen them called, seem like a very happy well adjusted bunch of kids. They are in the tabloids far LESS than any other celebrity family.

      Angie and Brad know how to keep their life private which is a rarity in Hollywood but far more functional for a family.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        Frankly I always LIKE seeing pictures of the kids. The biological ones are like mini-me’s, and it’s fun to see all of them grow up. ALL the kids seem adored, bonded, and well-adjusted, especially considering their highly unusual lives. I like the way they let Shiloh do her thing without publicly agitating about her gender identification and so on. Each kid is allowed to be who they are, and you can tell the parents enjoy them and they are not Hollywood props! The Vogue pictures are odd, but that’s Vogue.

      • geezlouise says:

        I wonder if her kids ever get tired of being reminded, seemingly everyday, where they were born. “Africa, Africa, Africa” for Z and “the kids know they’re from SE Asia”. Jeez.

        While it is important for kids to know their history it’s also important for them to be kids and to enjoy the present while dreaming about the future. I think AJ constantly harps on about it because she wants to remind everyone how wonderful and gracious she was to adopt them. She’s a saint and don’t you forget it.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        @ Belle Epoch

        So you enjoy watching kids grow up who have to endure papparazzi so that you can enjoy it? Sounds no good to me.

        @ geezlouise
        Exactly, one must not forget that AJ is a saint for adopting all those children from all those different continents. And she didn’t adopt sick ones or the ones with handicaps … all her kids are healthy and very pretty.
        And perhaps one should just ignore people who ignore arguments in postings but just bash others for being hateful or whatever.

      • Sienna says:

        @Pondering Thoughts: I wasn’t going to comment on any of your comments but having read several of them here – I just can’t help myself.

        So what if you have a degree or two? So what if you are an educator? That does not give you the right to be a snob and pass judgement over how people are raising their children.

        So Angelina is now not allowed to teach her children about their roots? Seriously????

        And that she only adopted healthy children? Not only did she adopt Zahara who was seriously ill and was in hospital in her early months but both her and Brad made sure she had the best treatment. They even opened clinics in Africa to help women and children with free medication.

        Do you say the same thing about Sandra Bullock & Charlize Theron who both adopted children and wants them to know their roots? Do you attack them for adopting healthy children?

      • Uber says:

        Mia Farrow adopted kids with mental and physical disabilities. I think she only had one biological child. Just saying. She wasn’t out there with them when they were young as far as I know, but she’s not being obsessive about shielding them from the paps either. Ronan Farrow seems really well adjusted.

    • mememe says:

      @meme
      Meow

      • Brandin says:

        How much of an idiot does one have to be to hide behind a copy of an actual poster’s name?

      • geezlouise says:

        Speaking of reading comprehension, “Brandin” made a reference to the poster who used “mememe” while responding to “meme”, my comment was unrelated to meme’s post. I would really feel inadequate if I couldn’t figure that out.

        My comment about AJ stands – she should stop using her kid’s personal lives as PR for her career. Just because her kids were born in different countries doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the lives they now have. She mentions it in almost every interview she gives.

        Edit – Wow. I hope you go back and read your post.

    • Neil says:

      Those kids in the picture and video look not only like they are having fun but that they are used to having fun. The term, happy seems to apply. Quick, call Children’s Services!

      • lola says:

        Exactly, happy children of the two biggest stars in the world. Got to be something wrong.
        People are just hoping to find something negative about this family, examining every facial expression of the kids, and of the parents. Very creepy.

    • mary says:

      I don’t know, I think she should be shameless. She’s awesome, I’ve liked ever since the blood and Billy Bob. I think it’s great she’s bringing those cute kids along for the ride.

    • lola says:

      @meme: Kate Winslet has an interview in People magazine this month talking about if she gets nominated for an Oscar, how it’s going to affect her children. She talks incessantly about her children in the interview.

      Now that, is truly a woman who has started serious pimping for an Oscar nod.

      • Uber says:

        She’s an okay actress to me, but not Oscar-worthy. I thought she was at her best in Sense and Sensibility, but that was her peak and she’s been the same since then. Her face can’t emote that well. Also, I’ve never seen her do a photoshoot with her kids. We don’t know their names unless we work to find out. They’re not public personalities.

      • lola says:

        @Uber, I have liked Kate in some roles, some have been just awful.

        She has 3 children, by 3 different men, her last husband doesn’t have a job.

        Kate’s an odd duck, and she’s been hauling all three of her children to openings everywhere, getting them photographed. But, has anyone said a word, NO.

    • Katherine says:

      This is her family. Why in the world shouldn’t they be in the pictures?

      Maybe she should put shrouds over their heads a la Michael Jackson. It’s just another stupid way of bashing Angelina. You’d think they’d have given this tired old meme a rest.

    • geezlouise says:

      We get that you live your life vicariously through AJ and you think BP is really your spouse. Everyone has an opinion and the majority manages to present their thoughts without going off the deep end but your posts make you sound like Kathy Bates in Misery.

    • Katie says:

      All actors are shameless. The Jolie-Pitts are no different.

    • dimsumum says:

      FLORC – Annette Bening didn’t win the Academy Award in 1999 when she was nominated for American Beauty. Hilary Swank won for Boys Dont Cry. I remember because I predicted in print AB would win!!

  2. neer says:

    After seeing the new Vogue pics and reading the whole feature, I don’t know BUT I have a different, very special feeling. AJP is really in a good place/ state now. Her outlook in life is giving me goosebumps. She is inspiring us to do better NOT in a preachy way BUT by leading an example, she is showing us how she is living the high road including how she handled herself during the Sony hacking issue. Just everything about the article is just awesome. She balances her life very well. She is truly one of a kind and a special lady. I really love this woman. I am glad she is my favorite NOT just as a filmmaker, actress, humanitarian BUT as a person. May her tribe increase. If many people are like her, this world would be a wonderful, better place to live.

    I can’t thank Vogue enough for finally giving the world a cover worth celebrating.

    That’s should be the case….. on why a person is put on a cover… because there is something worth featuring about that person.. NOT just an avenue for posing one’s ridiculous shots which what usually happens with other celebrities.

  3. Andrea 1* says:

    The Jolie is back like she never left😁🙌👆👏

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      @ Andrea 1*

      *LOL*
      Good point!

      And it is even more funny that some people just don’t acknowledge plastic surgery in celebrities even when the very same celebrity hasn’t shown (any) signs of ageing. Hilarious.

      Well, I would add “photoshopped”, too.

  4. minx says:

    This family, I just love them.
    Vivienne in the bunny outfit hugging AJ is too adorable.

    • Jezza says:

      Vivienne is such a mommy’s girl. It’s so adorable!!

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Oh, the bunny hug. A heart melter to be sure- and you can see how much mommy cherishes it. I so miss those days. Sigh.

    • lola says:

      Really sweet picture of Angie and her “shadow”, as she says the family calls Viv. You can see how much this little girl loves her Mommy, and how much Angie loves her.

      Brad was right, he did give his children the most wonderful gift, Angie, as their Mother.

    • pinetree13 says:

      THANK YOU! I am so tired of clicking on AJ articles to read a string of hate speech directed towards her. She is more active with charities and good works than most other actresses and yet receives all this vitriol directed towards her. I think she’s great.

  5. Esmom says:

    Haven’t read the interview yet but the photoshoot with the kids is adorable. The cover shot, though? Yikes, it looks almost more like an illustration than a photo. I wish people would stop photoshopping where it’s not needed.

    • Lol, here I was thinking that the cover looked spectacularly unf-cked up from photoshop. It looks like they really only smoothed out/erased her eye crinkles.

      My favorite shot of her is in the sidecar, just leaning back. The look on her face. Wow.

      • mimif says:

        She beams as a mother, she always looks the most comfortable (to me), in the candids with her kiddos.

      • petan says:

        She looks gorgeous in the cover. And I’m glad it’s outdoor and not some backdrop with a full blown, close up of face photo.

        Her face in that sidecar is the hilarious. She’s projecting the, ‘we look bad ass, don’t we’ look here but she knows it’s not and just riding it. Lmao.

      • doofus says:

        seriously mimif, you can see how much love there is in that family.

    • Jayna says:

      I thought the opposite, that it was refreshing to see much less photoshopping than usual and recognize the person.

    • doofus says:

      those kids are really cute, to be sure. Shiloh in the top hat is everything.

      and I totally agree about the cover shot…Jolie is so beautiful and there is NO need to photoshop her…drives me crazy when they take a gorgeous person and actually change the shape of their features. sure, wrinkles, blemishes…smooth them out but leave the facial structure intact. she looks like she’s about to say “prune”, a la Olsen twins.

      as for this…”We even called it ‘the worst idea.”

      prob should have stuck with that instinct. though I’ve only seen that one preview so I know I can’t fully judge, it looks to be over-the-top melodramatic and ARTSY. not my cup of tea at all.

      • Well I’m going to see it by myself when it comes out, and then going to see it the following Tuesday with a friend….so I’ll post my review after a few days…….unless it’s just so godawful.

        My personal opinion of how this movie is going to turn out is that the writing and directing (especially the WRITING) have to be really tight, because I don’t think you can go halfway with this type of film. It either resonates or it doesn’t. It’s either amazing or it’s crap.

        But yea, I get you. I have to be in a mood to watch “arty” movies (which Angelina has said that this film is based on European cinema)…..I tried to watch this movie with Mads Mikkelsen…..he played as a Viking slave. No dialogue for like the first ten minutes, and huge open shots of mud and grey skies and fighting……and I turned it off, ’cause Mads half naked was good, but I wasn’t in the mood. Lol. I’ll get back to it one of these days.

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        Oh, go finish Valhalla Rising- It is brutal, and frankly a bit bleak and depressing, but still so good. And Mads. That is all.

      • @AntiSocialButterfly
        THAT’S what it was called. I was trying to think, but I just couldn’t remember. Yes–it’s on my netflix queue. But today I have to watch Beasts of No Nation.

        I watched him in “The Ballad of Michael something” (Constands?)….he was good in that.

  6. WinnieCoopersMom says:

    Getting some Swifty vibes from her lips in the top photo..

    ETA Just saw all the photos in the slideshow. They are so beyond gorgeous! Way to go, Annie L.!!

    • Colette says:

      What is “Swifty” vibes?

    • Jib says:

      My daughter is in photography school in NYC, and the teachers and other excellent photographers universally think Annie Liebovitz is an overrated, unimaginative hack.

      Just thought it was interesting. I have to say, I’m unimpressed with these pictures. The family seems awesome, but the pictures are ho-hum.

      • Algernon says:

        I hear the same from commercial photographers. A lot of people admire her older work, but she lost a lot of money at one point and *had* to work to make it back, and her quality of work went down as a result. I think this is one of her better photoshoots in recent memory, but I respond more to the natural style than her usual over the top staging shenanigans.

      • claire says:

        Most photographers I know think the same. That she’s a hack now. Everyone reveres her earlier work and reputation but now, she basically phone it in and her many assistants do much of the work, supposedly.

      • Neil says:

        Each to his own I guess. For me I think she has some to the most iconic work around. Also, I think it is interesting how “students” and lesser accomplished professionals think she is overrated. I remember hearing similar statements from acting “students” who thought this so and so was overrated. Students in the arts often seem to have high opinions of their own sense of esthetic. Personally, I think many of them overate their talents; teachers as well (Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach). Also, there has been many times when I have gazed at a picture with love for all its qualities and then after find out it is yet another work of Annie’s.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        Perhaps she just went commercial. Art is often under-appreciated by the majority of paying customers and photographers often have to delight this very same majority. In some ways this paying majority acts a bit like a censorship institution.
        But perhaps Liebovitz should be challenged more as it is like:
        “If the censor understands it then it ain’t worth to be published.” Bit more undermining subtlety, satire, humour and such, Annie, please…

  7. The Original Mia says:

    Love the family pic. It’s so them.

    I like what she said about the surgery. From my aunt, I know the oophectomy won’t be as bad as my mastectomy, but I’m also not looking forward to early menopause. But if it gives me a life without cancer, I’m up for it.

    • mmtahoe says:

      It’s a piece of cake, I was hiking Angkor Wat 3 weeks later, called my doctor’s office that afternoon to ask if she had really done the surgery because I couldn’t see the keyhole incisions. The weight of worry every month is gone, you’re free! You’ve been through the worst of all, and the bio hormone patches are a miracle. Best to you :)

      • taxi says:

        Women who’ve tested Estrogen Receptor Positive for breast cancer can’t use the patches or any other estrogens and land in immediate menopause. Plant estrogens (soy) are off the menu too.

      • The Original Mia says:

        Thank you! My mom wants me to go ahead and do it. My gyno wants me to wait for menopause. I’m leaning towards sooner rather than later.

    • mmtahoe says:

      It’s a piece of cake compared to what you’ve already been through. I was hiking/climbing through the wats in Cambodia exactly 3 weeks later. I called my doctor’s office the afternoon of the surgery to ask if she had actually done the operation, I couldn’t find the keyhole incisions. The weight of the world and worry every month is gone. And the bio hormone patches are a miracle. You’ll do great, best to you :)
      Sorry for the dup posts, i thought it was deleted.

  8. truthSF says:

    I want that sweater.

    • petan says:

      It’s from Saint Laurent. I want it too!

      If that’s what they do in their family time, sign me up. That seems fun and cool.

  9. Lili says:

    Angelinaaaa, love it. Beautiful pictures, wishing a long life for this amazing woman!!!

  10. Marrrrria says:

    While I’m not a fan of celebrities putting their family and private matters on display to sell a product (themselves), I gotta say they look fun and adventurous on their bikes.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      +1

    • Jib says:

      I worry about that, too, and if I were a celebrity, my kids would be as anonymous as possible. I get that they get papped when in the airport, etc., and they have no control over that, but to give people clear pictures of their children’s faces, that bothers and worries me.

      There is not enough money in the world to protect your kids if someone wants to grab one of them. As a mom, it makes me queasy. (And another reason I would hate to be famous.)

      • lucy2 says:

        Agreed – and not just for the security issues. My feeling is that until kids are old enough to understand both the positive and negative aspects of fame, they should be entitled to as much privacy as possible. I wouldn’t want the public forming opinions on my kids before they’ve even had a chance to figure out who they are and what they want to do in life.

      • lola says:

        Like the celebrities that say they are, oh so private, and then post Instagram pictures of their kids almost every single day. Got to laugh at their hypocrisy.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        @ Jib @ lucy2

        I so agree with you.

    • DaSH says:

      Brangelina don’t have social media so we don’t get to see their kids on a daily basis like the Beckham kids, Paltrow kids, and a lot more other celebrity children. So, I, for once, glad that I get to see these kids and see how much they’ve grown. And it looks like a fun photoshoot too so I don’t see any problem seeing their kids once in a while in a public platform.

      • lola says:

        The interview was very much about family, so, they had the family in the photo-shoot. Brad and Angie are parents first and foremost, and it shows, those are happy children. Beautiful family, beautiful photo-shoot.

  11. Laurita says:

    I love her

  12. Bettyrose says:

    Her comment about reaching 50 is sobering. Our culture of youth worship is so wrong. Age is a gift.

  13. harlequin says:

    Fantastic spread! Love the family photos so much. Will definitely buy this issue.

  14. Kdlaf says:

    One word: YAAASSSS
    Vogues covers have been on point lately (sans that horrible dress/wet hair look on Beyonce). Ill definitley be buying this cover and reading the full article. This makes my brangeloonie heart jump for joy! Also im so excited to see how her kids turn out. Positive inspiring celebs are a nice break from The Family Who Shall Not Be Named

  15. antipodean says:

    Oh, a fuzzy jumper, I just love a fuzzy jumper, she looks so cosy. Runs off to put on woolly slippers.

  16. claire says:

    Love her. One of the few celebrities worth admiration and the high pedestal we put them on.
    That photo of her and the kids running down the beach is just fantastic. They all look gorgeous and happy and that dress on her is perfection.

  17. EN says:

    I love Angie. She got her priorities straight. I guess the fear of early death and seeing the suffering in the family probably forces one to be really clear about the priorities.

    I was just thinking, that if I knew I had these cancer genes I might’ve not had children at all because you feel so guilty about passing on bad genes to kids. It was probably a very tough choice for Angie.

  18. Lol, where are you LITTLESTAR?!?!?! I spent all morning emailing her as this stuff was released…..s-l-o-w-l-y….one at a time. Today.com had an article up last night around ten, that kinda pre-released everything, but then they broke the link.

    I can’t wait for the movie. My crappy movie theater is playing (shock of all shocks, being that they play the stuff that’ll make the most money, and appeal to the common denominator)…….

  19. neer says:

    Hmmm, I could see that someone is already calling an emergency meeting for her next step to try to top this.

  20. vauvert says:

    My girl crush. I admire her so much for being upfront about her health struggles, for shining a light on humanitarian causes and continuing to so while raising a family, working… She is awesome.
    (The negative comments about worshipping” crap used to bother me but I have better things to do than worry about the fact that my admiring a strong, successful woman is an issue for some people and the best they can do is sneeringly call it “worship”. Whatever.)

    • Maya says:

      Plus a million – I just ignore the worship part these days because I don’t have explain myself to these haters.

      I will always wear my brangelina badge proudly because Angelina is my ultimate feminist.

    • pinetree13 says:

      Me too! I honestly don’t get the hate. Also, I have to say it because maybe it’s part of the hate, but I love Jennifer Aniston too. I think they are both so likeable and of course what went down wasn’t ideal but neither woman is perfect and neither woman deserves the cruel comments they constantly receive online. I want happiness for both of them.

  21. cibo says:

    I think her relationship with Pitt is close to the one in the movie as she admitted that they have a volatile relationship and if he refuse to do what she wants she did scream at him and tear up his shirt. that definitely not a healthy relationship and it obvious she wears the pant the so dominate one.

    And that unforgettable Australia balcony fight that happened last year November that I think destroyed their “happy family” image and her cancer preventative campaign they have been saying for years now I don’t think people buy it anymore

    • DianaM. says:

      Huh?

    • truthSF says:

      WTF?!

    • Er, what? When did she ever say that she and Brad has a volatile relationship? Both of them have always said that they have to carve out time to be together (with Brad famously saying “It’s called a hotel room” on Ellen), apart from their kids. They’ve never pretended like they haven’t had help or that they don’t have to work for the relationship that they have. Saying that “Brad and I have our issues….” seems to be par for the course. No couple NEVER fights or disagrees. They seem fairly normal.

      And the “unforgettable Australia balcony fight” may have been unforgettable if a) Angelina shoved Brad over the balcony (lol) or b) there was a distinct possibility that they weren’t rehearsing lines…..for their next film…..in which they fight. A lot. Other than that, it was a run of the mill argument, that ALL couples have. If it even was an argument. They hugged at the end, so it wasn’t that serious.

      • BNA FN says:

        Angelina said that one of their wedding vows written by their kids was to say they are sorry when they fight. She said the kids know they will have disagreements but the kids make them promise to say sorry.

      • V4Real says:

        @VC
        On a post months ago about AJ I made that same claim. It was the post where C/B posted a preview of “By The Sea’ In one scene they were on a balcony and AJ’s character had a cig in her hands. I said that scene from the film looked familiar to the pap scene where Brad and AJ was on a balcony and the headlines said they were in an argument. I said it was probably a scene from their movie or they were probably rehearing a scene for the movie.

      • claire says:

        If someone says they have normal issues, I believe them. If a couple is on social media all the time professing how utterly perfect their relationship is, nah, they lying.

      • @V4Real
        That’s what I was thinking of when I posted that. It looks like it. Or maybe not. Either way…..no one ended up over the balcony, so it wasn’t that serious, lol.

    • lisa2 says:

      OH goodness.. seriously..

      I’m sure they have fights and disagreements like every other couple in the world. ‘but the need for people like you to reach so far to paint it as something more is quite sad.

    • Colette says:

      Link the interview where she that about her and Brad.
      SMH

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      People don’t buy what anymore? That she had the surgeries to prevent cancer? Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of AJ except for I think she does a lot of good volunteer work. But I have never seen such unreasonable detractors as hers. No one is universally liked, but the negative comments about her and her children border on delusional.

    • Tara says:

      She never said they had a volatile relationship to my knowledge. What couple doesn’t fight? I think you are reaching.

    • BNA FN says:

      When did she say they had a volatile relationship? I never read that quote.

    • Willow says:

      There was no balcony ‘fight’. The full sequence of pictures shows Brad spiritedly re-telling Angelina something, and they even hugged. So, clearly, it was not a fight. And she has never said they have a volatile relationship. I have no idea where you are getting this stuff from.

      • pinetree13 says:

        Plus even if there was a kernal of truth in there, it’s normal for couples to have louder fights and then have less of those over time. As you mature in a relationship you get smarter and better at compromise and less tempermental I have found. Everyone gets into arguments! It’s normal! I don’t understand why we would hold celebrities to some crazy standard of getting along perfectly always.

    • lola says:

      @cibo: As if that tabloid nonsense about the “tearing of the shirt” had even a modicum of truth.
      Really, find better reading material than nasty tabloids.

  22. lower-case deb says:

    hey!!
    a close-mouthed photoshoot.
    love that there’s not really “mouthbreather” poses.

  23. Fa says:

    The article is all about Angie as the cover said she is not talking that much the kids or Brad however the article is all about humanitarian work so stop saying she using her kids, the kids are only on the shot they are not talking to magazine she just a fun with her kids, also she is not campaigning for this movie for an Oscar as during the Oscar season she is filming another movie she doesn’t have time

    • BNA FN says:

      I love that photo of Angelina and MADD. He is so grown up. Omg, how time flys.
      Love all the pictures, Angelina cover shot is really pretty.

      Btw, the naysayers will always be here talking about the Jolie Pitt’s using their kids. I’m saying I like to see the kids because we don’t get to see them too often.

  24. lucy2 says:

    I like what she says about reaching 50, and how it will feel to get past the point her mother and grandmother couldn’t.
    She looks pretty on the cover, and the other photos are well done but I just don’t like putting kids in photoshoots like that.

  25. I Choose Me says:

    Loving the sweater, the cover pic. ALL OF IT.

  26. Maya says:

    Gorgeous woman who is generous, intelligent, articulate & giving.

    I love reading her interviews – they are always articulate, never vain and always shows the love she has for her family (Brad, children, mother & brother).

    And most importantly I love Brad for being a strong man, not just physical but mentally, to love and respect a confident, strong and intelligent woman like Angelina.

    Only men who are insecure and weak cannot handle being with a strong and independent woman.

  27. Naya says:

    I so want to be excited but just.no. Kids on the cover of a magazine to promote a film? I can’t think of a single director who’s done that. I can’t think of an actress either but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. This isn’t right guys.

    • Jayna says:

      Probably Will and Jada Smith.

      • meme says:

        jeesh, I wouldn’t want my kids in the same category as the Smith kids.

      • Naya says:

        The Smith kids are entertainers in their own right though. Pushing the family brand benefits their careers. That notwithstanding Google tells me “we” didn’t approve of the Smith move. These kids are not in showbiz, they just happen to be related to a woman with a film to sell. I really just can’t.

        Even if I could get passed the blatant exploitation, this is a counter productive move for a woman trying to establish as a serious director. You can’t pull a Kardashian and expect to be viewed on the same level as Fincher or Aronsky. This is a serious PR miscalculation Angie

    • sofia says:

      No person is worthy of being worshiped but with Angelina people completely lose it, weather because they love her or because they hate her.

      Technically they are not in the cover but the ALL websites that posted about this article show the kids pictures and make a big deal out of it. If some some people think it’s fine, great, I really don’t though. It feels wrong on every level. They don’t have a very normal life and are papped frequently but this photos and the wedding ones… They are selling their family to get media coverage on their side while promoting a film. How isn’t this obvious? Promoting yes, but using the kids. I’m with you Naya.

    • Colette says:

      The kids are OBVIOUSLY not on the cover .I have seen many actresses include their children in magazine photo shoots.Olivia Wilde breastfed her son in Glamour.Katie Hudson had Ryder in a magazine photo shoot.Jennifer Lopez,Brooke Shields have even used their kids to sell products.The JP kids have never done interviews on Red Carpet.They have been seen a handful of times this year.

      • perplexed says:

        Since Angelina Jolie is at a different level of celebrity than those women, I feel she doesn’t need to include her kids in a Vogue shoot. So I’ll admit I don’t get the point. Although maybe it was Brad’s idea — I think he did shoots with Gwyneth when they were together. Either way I feel it’s kind of weird when you’re as famous as these two. Their names are enough to get people interested, so sticking the kids in there seems odd to me.

        I’m not particularly offended that they chose to put their kids in the spread — doesn’t affect my life in any way — but they’re so famous I don’t necessarily get it either, especially in relation to a movie effort. Having a kid in a Gerber advert at least seems to have some context that makes sense even if the promotion itself is kind of dumb.

    • lisa2 says:

      What kids on the cover.. angie is on the cover

      and no one is going to see a movie because of the kids..

      I’m a fan so if you don’t like them don’t buy the mag..but I’m sure the people so upset will be buying it like they have every other mag with them on it.

    • claire says:

      The cover photo is her on a beach. By herself.

    • V4Real says:

      Other celebs have posed with their kids on magazine covers. Maybe they’re not promoting a film but they are promoting something. Jennifer Lopez was on the cover of People mag with her twins. Jessica Alba was on the cover of a mag with her kids. Sandra Bullock posed with her adopted son for People mag. Vanessa Williams for a couple of different mags. Kristin Davis was on the cover of a mag with her adopted daughter. Britney Spears did it. Let’s not forget the Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio who was on the cover of Elle mag breastfeeding her baby. They might not have been promoting a movie but they were all promoting something. But as someone stated, Jolie-Pitt kids are not on the cover of the mag, they are featured inside.

      One last thing; it’s their kids. If that’s what they want to do with them it’s their choice. Some people also don’t think it’s fair to put your kid into show business but parents do it. If that’s what they want to do and the kids are on board why should we care?

      • sofia says:

        “One last thing; it’s their kids. If that’s what they want to do with them it’s their choice.” well, this is a gossip blog meant to get comments so… I guess we can comment of how wrong this feels like and by the way, my opinion about using kids for publicity isn’t just about Angelina, on my book it’s wrong for everybody. Parents may be famous but should try to protect their kids as much as possible. One thing is being papped, but when you accept a photo shoot with the whole family you are just reinforcing the celebrity status of your children and that really bothers me. People have opinions about the kids and their personalities and I find that disturbing:/

      • mayamae says:

        V4Real, why the need to identify Sandra Bullock’s son as her “adopted son”? She has only one child, so there’s no need to differentiate. As an adopted person, it feels like the qualifier often implies “less than”. :-(

    • zut alors! says:

      @ Naya

      Was there this much hand wringing and won’t someone think about the children angst when Sarah Jessica Parker posed in Vogue with her children?
      http://fashionista.com/2011/07/image-of-the-day-sarah-jessica-parker-in-vogue-with-all-of-her-kids

      How about when RDJ posed with his son in Vanity Fair?
      http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2014/09/robert-downey-jr-addiction-children

    • Um naya, look again, the kids are not on the COVER.

    • Forest4Trees says:

      Uh … what kids on the cover? Angie is on the cover.

  28. Jsilly1 says:

    I hope if and when Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife have a photo spread with their child I see such lovely supporting comments. His wife dared to get pregnant when his movie was up for awards and they got ripped to shreds.

    That aside, these are great pics! I love the one of her with the sunglasses looking straight at the camera.

    • meme says:

      Don’t hold your breath.

    • Colette says:

      I look forward to see his family.

    • Hannah says:

      I know what you are saying but don’t think it’s a good comparison.
      Brad and Angie are two beloved actors who got together and created this rainbow family.
      You can’t compare this to benedict who married an unknown. There would be no reason for his wife to be in vogue

      • lucy2 says:

        If the larger point is about one using their family/private life to promote their work, and whether people that is OK or not, I think they are comparable.

    • Josephine says:

      I thought the nonsense toward his wife was awful, but I think any woman who dares to marry a famous and well-liked man has to stand ridiculous scrutiny. That being said, I would think that their photos (with child) would be welcomed in Vogue and the like. I think people respond positively to celebs who share arty, pretty pics of their kids and then share no others. This is not a couple who goes to the pumpkin patch for the obligatory pap shots, and not a couple who shares pics on Twitter.

  29. Tara says:

    I’ve never been into the putting your kids out there to sell your movie, but love Angelina. I think the movie looks like something I want to see from the trailer. I also want that sweater.

  30. WILZ says:

    The cover pic is absolutely beautiful ! they should of not airbrushed her lips though no photoshop needed here..but these two are my favorite
    http://media.vogue.com/r/h_2000,w_1640/2015/10/14/angelina-jolie-pitt-november-2015-cover-01.jpg
    http://media.vogue.com/r/h_2000,w_1640/2015/10/14/angelina-jolie-pitt-november-2015-cover-02.jpg

  31. funcakes says:

    I just love seeing family pictures of them. All there different personalities just shines thorough.

  32. Rhiley says:

    This sounds so corny, maybe even a little invasive, but I would love to walk in a gallery of nothing but pictures of the Jolie-Pitt family. I always love their photographs. The children slay me. They really seem like a tight knit, beautiful, funky little clan.

  33. Hannah says:

    She looks stunning!

  34. Coffies says:

    Gorgeous isn’t she? I love the jps clan. Happy we finally able to see them FANs want to see that.
    The person who mumbling pls just stop. These kids are rarely seen and the controlled photos are much safe.

  35. lisa2 says:

    not sure if posted..but worth it again. the behind the scenes video is WONDERFUL.

    http://video.vogue.com/watch/by-the-sea-behind-the-scenes-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt

    • lisa2 says:

      Anything that that shows them as a happy couple/family gets some naysayers all upset. They have not problem with celebs putting pics on twitter, FB instagram.. but now it is a crime.

      I love the pics of their family. They all look happy and connected. Now the tabloids can scramble to come up with another story about them to feed the naysayers that believe all things negative.

    • BNA FN says:

      Thanks for the video Lisa2, beautiful.

  36. tracking says:

    Why not have a photo shoot mainly of her and Brad, with maybe one family photo, to promote a grownup relationship film?

  37. Lea says:

    No idea why they hire a known photographer like Leibovitz if they photoshop the hell out of everything?

    The pictures are just too staged and try hard… somehow comical with the Halloween costumes and especially the one where they make some Sound of Music dancing on the beach. The face of their oldest(?) kid…just funny. The expression is “can we stop now”.

    Wonder if they have a movie coming out?

    • Prolly says:

      I said something similar in a comment that didn’t get posted by the mods. Totally agree with you and yes the look on the eldest kid’s face made me laugh.

  38. Sushi says:

    Love to see fotos of Jolie Pitt kids, especially Shiloh, my Jolie Pitt favourite .

  39. Liz says:

    Gorgeous

  40. Pmnichols says:

    Great pictures!! I heart Annie L!

  41. desertrose says:

    Not a great cover photo. Did they photoshop her into a beach shot??

  42. Sarah01 says:

    They seem really connected and happy. I like that Angelina and Brad have created a family that is ok with being yourself. That’s what I see when I see them cool with being themselves. I wish photoshop could be banned its not necessary, real unedited photos add such depth, it’s lost when you photoshop.

  43. TC says:

    Love the Vogue pictorial of the Jolie-Pitts! She and Brad are obviously very proud of their family and both parents seem to include them in all aspects of their lives — acting, philanthropy, activism, etc. So I don’t see the problem. But then again, I don’t think any fan would. And Brad and Angie did this for the fans. They know there’s interest in their family, but I also think they balance it out beautifully. They’ll drop a set of pics of their family from a magazine interview or event, but then you won’t see them for months at a time. You don’t see them ever on a regular basis and they don’t engage in social media (unless a fan snaps a shot of them), so this pictorial is perfect timing, because it’s been a long time since they’ve actually been seen in public. And the pictures are lovely. Plus, the photoshoot looks like it was tons of fun!

    • rice_bunny says:

      Agreed. Plus, if the kids were uncomfortable with being in the photoshoot, then im sure their parents would not force them to be in it. Take the “ring-around-the-rosy” pic for example, you don’t see the older brothers in it…probably because mom and the little ones were like “c’mon, join us! it’s fun!”…and Maddox and Pax were like “Nah, i think we’ll sit out for this one…too old for this shit.” =D

  44. Louise177 says:

    Gotta love how all of gossip sites have the the headline “Brad and I Have Our Issues”. So obviously that means everybody is going to claim they are divorcing. Of course the same old “Angelina is a horrible mother” comments. The Jolie-Pitt kids are some of the least photographed celebrity kids yet people are going ballistic. Before the cheating scandal Jennifer Garner was photographed everyday going to the post office or getting coffee and it was all what a great mother she is. Cindy Crawford and Johnny Depp’s kids are modeling nobody cars. Giselle and Beyonce have their kids all over social media and it’s “how cute”. A few photos in a controlled environment and people practically want to report Angelina to child welfare services. And always Angelina never Brad. But the thing is the kids look happy and having fun. Yet the haters are practically calling this abusive.

    • BNA FN says:

      The people who are having a meltdown seeing the children are not fans of the Jolie Pitts’. The non fans don’t want to see the beautiful family together because it goes against their believes that this is a real and happy family. The non fans would rather focus on the part of the article where Angelina says they have issues instead of seeing for themselves how happy the children are.

    • Ennie says:

      Naysayers to the left, to the left!
      +100000000, Louise!

      She looks beautiful, she is accomplished. Her family looks happy and united. Noone’s relationship is 100% perfect.
      I wish their movie turns out OK. I commend her for going forward. If it is criticised, well, they are stepping out of the comfort studio movie zone. They are doing something different. I hope it has success, even I it is a small movie.
      Better that doing nothing and enjoy their millions while lounging here and there. They are productive.
      The children are not paraded everyday, nor being instagrammed every hour. Get over it.

  45. bababoo says:

    i am so sick of the overrated. just disgusted. please PLEASE young Americans do your civic duty to make more of a concerted effort and review movies and tv shows … music too. that is all. cheers

  46. neer says:

    So we have seen the gorgeousness of Vogue PICS with inspiring article http://www.vogue.com/13357646/angelina-jolie-pitt-november-2015-cover/ plus the BTS behind the scenes VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bFhQ9lq424 that makes me very giddy & smiling from ear to ear. Now what’s next to someone (the great stalker who loves to coattail rides the JPs by intentionally “coinciding” her skeds or dirty antics with them) who was all waiting for BTS promo to begin and it has began with a grand entrance!!! Her team is thinking so hard now ever since the Vogue pics, article & video exploded few hours ago. She didn’t expect this to be this so fascinating and beautiful aside from the fact that is generating a lot of positive response already. She is probably full of emotions now: kicking, drinking, cursing, shouting, regretting and calling her silly friends to no end to pour out her sadness that’s killing her. And there is more to come… she knows that very well…. that’s why she is putting so much pressure on Huvane to come up with a better & brilliant idea to make her memorable “appearances” as well. LOL. Pressure…. pressure….pressure…. maybe she is thinking now to release her “secret” wedding pics.

  47. rice_bunny says:

    I think that ocean pic where she looks like a sea nymph/mermaid should have been the cover instead! Probably best pic of all…since it just looked so simple, raw, fresh, and natural. (In fact, I would like to get that photo printed on a canvas and hang it on my wall!)

    • neer says:

      I agree. Good idea re to have it printed on a canvass. A work of art in which the subject is just wow. The ocean pic is sooooooo breathtakingly beautiful and sexy.

    • TC says:

      Yes! That’s such a sensual image. Angie is luminous in every photograph. Her natural beauty just shines through in every shot.

  48. I’m so blessed to have a bunch of wonderful grandchildren, just don’t get to be with them as often as I would like. The idea just came to me–if it wasn’t for these grandkids, I would absolutely apply for a job with the JP’s. Driver, Nanny, go fer, whatever-i love this family!

  49. raincoaster says:

    Someone should have alerted the photoshop assistant that her eyes are green, not blue.

    Also, thank GOD she admitted to being 40. Now I can throw that in the faces of the “No, she’s barely 33″ crowd. This is what 40 looks like (with work and photoshop, of course). Deal with it.

    • Lissanne says:

      She let you get that close, did she?

    • Willow says:

      Actually, her eyes are aqua-ish. In some photos over the years, her eyes look blue. In others, green. In one I can remember, they looked teal. So I dare say that nothing was done to her eyes on the cover. It is her natural eye color. In fact, they look green in this cover picture.

  50. Jo says:

    I am going to buy this issue.I love her.Haters gonna hate.If you don’t like her, do not read anything about her.It is so simple

  51. Tina says:

    I just love this beautiful family. Angelina loves being a mother and it shows.

  52. Pondering thoughts says:

    I have seen the trailer for By the Sea. I didn’t like it. The trailer looked like an attempt at an artsy movie but lacking depth. It seems to be about two people in a marriage during some difficult times and that is it. Picture-wise it looks stunning, honestly! But my impression of the trailer was that the content lacks depth despite that.
    Correct me if you have seen more in the trailer.

    And I honestly admit I don’t like Angelina Jolie. Though I did like Girl, Interrupted and Mr.&Mrs. Smith.

    • BNA FN says:

      Debbie downer, you don’t have to like the trailer. Why are you here telling us that you made up your mind and did not like the movie after watching a 1.75 minutes trailer. I have seen the trailer and I love it. I’m going to see the movie the weekend it comes out. See, you have not changed my mind about watching the movie. And I would bet most of Brad and Angeline’s fans will go see the movie for themselves and make up their mind.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        @ BNA FN

        FLORC? Is it you?

        Now, I wrote a fair criticism of a trailer. So what is the problem?

        Right to free speech includes commenting on trailers.

      • Sienna says:

        Count me in – as a fan, I am going to watch it with several of my friends. We are a group of 20 people who cannot wait to see this movie.

        Angelina & Brad have hundreds if not thousands of fans globally and this movie will be a commercial hit.

        A person challenged on a thread few days ago that if this movie earn the same as A mighty Heart (18 million globally) that they will never read any gossip and become Brangelina fans.

        Well I am so looking forward to see them apologize because By the Sea will earn that the first weekend.

      • Ennie says:

        Some non-fans get very worked up for a celeb photoshoot! I’d say the get even more worked up by fans, that is weird.
        I understand discussing, but attacking people if they sate that they like the celeb or something the celeb did/does, in a thread dedicated to that celeb… And then they complain about the fans!!

  53. Guest112 says:

    When will some of yall stop looking for reasons to hate… pimping out her children? I disagree but u do believe this, i would like to point out that everyone with a child in Hwood takes mag pics with their kids…its a thing ppl- get over it.

    i appreciate the jolie-pitts bc they spread a positive vibe and continue to be some nice folks

  54. Sarah says:

    I wasn’t a fan during the Billy Bob, kissing her brother stage & when she first hit with Pitt stages but she’s made some great changes & I have a lot of admiration for her. Like her or not, countless charities & people less fortunate benefit from her generosity & willingness to bring to light many issues most others in Hollywood don’t care about.
    To suggest she’s only doing this to improve her image is pretty ridiculous.

  55. Willow says:

    Beautiful!

  56. xboxsucks says:

    the cover is not my fave(i loved the vogue one with the red dress) but the photo shoot is precious
    will definitely buy it

  57. Aubrey says:

    Can we pleased discuss why she says she is enjoying her career now that she doesn’t feel privileged to be apart of it?

  58. Lily says:

    I love reading the comments! She looks really beautiful here.

  59. Sienna says:

    So people who likes this couple are insane?

    It is quite clear to readers that you are the one with issues. You attack other fans like Lola and yet here you are stalking fans and writing your comments.