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Angelina Jolie: I am very homebound one

Angelina Jolie: I am very homebound one

The actress says she has few girlfriends and doesn’t spend a lot of time with them.

If you can’t picture Angelina Jolie yukking it up with a bunch of gal pals over lunch and a manicure, well, that’s because she doesn’t do it. “I don’t really have girlfriends in movies, if you’ve noticed,” she says in the January issue of Marie Claire. “Well, I have a few girlfriends. I just… I stay home a lot. I’m just not very social. I don’t do a lot with them, and I’m very homebound.”

Her partner of more than six years, Brad Pitt, with whom she has three adopted and three biological children, is clearly a big part of the allure of home. “[Brad} has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear,” she gushes. “I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I’m very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him.”

That brood includes Maddox, 10; Pax, 8; Zahara, 6; and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, who, Jolie shares with the magazine, are very different. “Knox is very much a dude … very physical, tough.” While Jolie — who makes her directorial debut with the intense “In the Land of Blood and Honey” later this month — admits she’s never been much of a “girly-girl,” little Vivienne certainly is: “Vivi will pick flowers from the garden and put them in her hair. She likes to get her nails done and collects stuffed animals. It’s funny for me to have to buy all things pink and watch princess movies!

Jolie also reveals in the interview that her highly publicized estranged relationship with her father, actor Jon Voight, has gotten better … somewhat.

“He’s met the kids and they’ve met him, and I think that’s important that they can do that. We’re in each other’s lives, but we don’t as a rule discuss the past,” she explains.

And for those wondering if the Jolie-Pitt clan will be getting even bigger in the future, well, never say never. “Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don’t know,” says the 36-year-old. “I could end up pregnant.”

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Angelina Jolie opens up about ‘darker times’

Angelina Jolie opens up about 'darker times'

In a new TV interview, the star says she is lucky to be alive but hasn’t retired her wild ways.

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that before Angelina Jolie became a mother of six and one of Hollywood’s highest-profile humanitarians, she was a troubled upstart living her life on the edge.

But Jolie herself hasn’t forgotten, and she’s telling “60 Minutes” that she’s fortunate to have made it out of her adolescence alive.
“I went through heavy, darker times and I survived them,” the 36-year-old Academy Award-winner said in an interview that airs this Sunday. “I didn’t die young, so I’m very lucky. There are other artists and people who didn’t survive certain things.”

When pressed on the subject, Jolie held back but said something sure to let curious imaginations run wild.

“[There’s] nothing I want to go into a lot of detail about, but people can imagine I did the most dangerous and the worst. For many reasons, I shouldn’t be here. You just think [of] those times when you came too close to too many dangerous things, too many chances taken, [going] too far.”

Before she settled down with Brad Pitt in 2005, Jolie had a reputation for dark behavior that her eccentric personality hardly refuted. The daughter of “Midnight Cowboy” actor Jon Voight, Jolie survived a troubled adolescence, to say the least: Before becoming a star in her own right, she often cut herself and admitted to experimenting with “just about every drug possible,” including heroin.

Having cleaned up a bit as she entered her twenties, Jolie still continued to raise eyebrows, whether it was wearing a vial of blood from her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton around her neck, kissing her brother on the lips in public, or talking about her briefly considered dream job of being a mortician.

Even now, as the mother of six, Jolie says she hasn’t completely abandoned her darker urges. “I’m still a bad girl, I still have that side of me… it’s just in its place now,” she said. “It belongs to Brad.”

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