‘Being a dad makes me feel like the richest man alive!’ Brad Pitt gushes about his six children with Angelina Jolie

By on October 1, 2014

He might be a multi-millionaire Oscar-winner but Brad Pitt’s family make him feel like the ‘richest man alive’.

The 50-year-old actor says becoming a dad to Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, changed him completely and he loves helping his children grow up.

Brad  – who along with his wife Angelina Jolie earned a reported $280 million alone in the past six years – told Psychologies magazine: ‘You learn to value the basic beauty of family, of watching your children grow and evolve. It’s the most beautiful thing you can experience. I feel like the richest man alive since I’ve become a father.’

Being a father has changed me on so many levels and made me more generous and alive.’

He added: ‘I see my children as an essential part of my life, and it means so much to be able to educate them and help them make their way in the world as they grow up.

‘I love being a father and all the responsibilities that entails.’

And the Fury star admits he never stops worrying about his family and will always put them first.

Newlyweds: Brad and Angelina tied the knot at their French estate Chateau Miraval in August

Newlyweds: Brad and Angelina tied the knot at their French estate Chateau Miraval in August

He said: ‘I worry about them all the time. That’s the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after.

‘I care about them more than I care about myself, which I think is the real definition of love. You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family.’

Brad and Angelina tied the knot at their French estate Chateau Miraval on August 23 and their six-strong brood played an integral part of their big day.

Indeed, the blushing bride took the unusual measure of letting her kids decorate her wedding dress, walking down the aisle in a gorgeous yet simple white satin gown and long veil that featured colourful drawings all over.

Created by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi, the gown featured a fitted bodice with simple thin straps, the bust complete with ruching, with a plain waist, kicking out into a flowy full skirt.

Luigi then hand-sewed a number of the children’s designs onto both the back of the dress and the full-length veil.

‘Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress,’ the 39-year-old bride told People. ‘He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.’

Jolie added to HELLO!: ‘I wanted the kids to be a part of everything including the dress because that’s our family; that represents the way we live our life together.’

The artwork on the dress features adorable doodles from the children, including a portrait of the whole family, animals, monsters and even the cheeky word ‘buttock’ much to the amusement of the young ones.

It also features drawings of planes, a passion of Angelina’s, and motorbikes for Brad.

The doting parents set out to ensure the day was as special and perfect for their children as it was for them, with each child playing an important role in the non-denominational wedding they enthusiastically helped plan.

Sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, proudly walked their mother down the aisle, looking dapper in their smart black suits.

Nine-year-old Zahara, in a dress designed by family friend Adama Kebe, and Vivienne, six, who wore a white dress from her closet, made for precious flower girls, tossing petals as they lined the path for the bride.

Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old Knox were joint ring bearers, with Knox in a suit and Shiloh showing off her unique style in black dress shorts and shoes, a white shirt, black tie and top hat.

‘It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,’ the newlyweds told People.

‘It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.’


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