Newlywed Angelina Jolie is convinced her late mother is watching over her as she raises her six children, because she can "feel her influence".
The Maleficent star was left devastated when actress/producer Marcheline Bertrand lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2007, but Jolie insists her mom's presence is always prominent in her life, particularly when she's with her biological girls. She tells France's Marie Claire magazine, "I can feel her influence over me then. I see that my way of raising them resembles the way she raised my brother and I. "It's more apparent with my daughters Shiloh and Vivienne. Therefore, yes, my mother is there, present in this influence, all the time... She was very soft but could move mountains for her kids. That's something I always admire in women: that mix of softness and strength."
Jolie shares six kids with her husband Brad Pitt - adopted children Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, and Zahara, 9, and biological offspring Shiloh, 8, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. The Hollywood supercouple wed in August (14).
Angelina Jolie has bought Brad Pitt a rare vintage watch as a wedding gift.
The Tomb Raider star purchased the 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer for her new husband and had it inscribed at a jewelry shop in Malta, where they are shooting their new film By The Sea. The inscription reads, "To Roly from Nessa" - the names of their characters in the film.
George Farrugia, the jeweler who engraved the watch, tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "I did inscribe the watch, it was for Brad and it was rare one. Oh yes, it was very valuable. I wasn't nervous about the inscription because I knew I could do the work perfectly."
The couple married in France in August (14) after nine years together.
Newlywed Angelina Jolie has debuted photos of her surprise nuptials to Brad Pitt, revealing she wore a designer wedding gown featuring artwork by their six children. The Hollywood couple tied the knot during an intimate, secret ceremony at its Chateau Miraval estate in Correns, France on 23 August (14), and made the event a family affair.
In the first images of the ceremony, released to America's People magazine, the Tomb Raider beauty is shown wearing a flowing Atelier Versace wedding gown, designed by the brand's master tailor Luigi Massi.
And Massi helped created a special accessory for Jolie, as her veil was covered with colourful drawings by their kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox.
Gushing about Massi's work to the publication, she says, "Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress. He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together."
As for Pitt, he decided to wear a suit from his closet, complete with a tie borrowed from one of his sons, since the actor forgot to pack his own.
The kids were also involved in the ceremony, with Maddox and Pax walking Jolie down the aisle, Shiloh and Knox serving as ring bearers, and Zahara and Vivienne playing the roles of flower girls.
Jolie and Pitt add, "It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family."
Another picture features the entire Jolie-Pitt clan sitting on steps at the estate as they pose in the formal wear for a family portrait, while a photo published in Hello! Magazine shows the couple's first kiss, as the two happily lock lips after exchanging vows.
Jolie and Pitt began dating in 2005 after meeting on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith and became engaged in 2012.
It is Pitt's second marriage following his divorce from actress Jennifer Aniston in 2005. Jolie was previously wed to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been given a very special wedding present - a pair of rescued chinchillas.
The couple wed in secret in France at the weekend (23Aug14) and now activists at PETA have honoured the animal-loving pair by naming two newly-free pets after them. Brad and Angelina are up for adoption at PETA's Virginia headquarters after the organisation's leaders closed down one of the largest chinchilla ranches in California.
Announcing the furry wedding gift, PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange tells WENN, "Among Brad's and Angelina's kind acts are their animal rescues, as well as making their wardrobes fur-free, so naming two of PETA's rescued chinchillas in their honour seems an apt wedding present. "We can all follow this couple's great example, and help chinchillas like Brad and Angelina, by refusing to wear any real animal fur."
The pets are two of more than 400 chinchillas rescued from Valley View Chinchilla Ranch, where animals deemed not suitable as pets were electrocuted and skinned so their pelts could be made into bedspreads, coats and scarves. PETA bosses have sent the newlyweds a letter alerting them to their wedding present.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have stunned Hollywood by announcing they tied the knot in a secret ceremony on Saturday (23Aug14).
The Tomb Raider star wed the Hollywood actor at a small chapel at Chateau Miraval in Correns, France, a spokesman for the couple confirms.
The private, nondenominational civil ceremony was attended by family and friends of the superstar couple, and was conducted by a Californian judge, who gave Jolie and Pitt their marriage licence in the U.S.
The couple's six children were all involved in the wedding - Maddox and Pax walked Jolie down the aisle, Shiloh and Knox were ring bearers, while Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals. Shiloh, eight, and twins Knox and Vivienne, six, are the couple's biological children while Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, and Zahara, nine, are adopted.
Jolie and Pitt began dating in 2005 after meeting on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and they have been dogged by marriage speculation for years. They got engaged in 2012. It is Pitt's second marriage following his divorce from actress Jennifer Aniston in 2005. Jolie was previously wed to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt became crew members on the set of the actress' new Disney film Maleficent as they attempted to get a great performance out of their daughter Vivienne. The youngster was picked to play the young Princess Aurora in the adapted fairytale and mum and dad were on set the day the five year old made her big movie debut.
Jolie admits she and her fiance became stage parents for the day, telling U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "She was trying to catch the butterfly, which was a day that I wasn't working, so mummy and daddy had to be, like, the set parents, trying to get her to do everything.
"I was holding the stick with the blue thing on it and, like, kinda dancing and making her follow me and Brad was on the edge of the cliff, kinda singing and... trying to get her to dance into his arms.
"We were exhausted by the end of that day. It was so hard."
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are facing the possibility of a Disney-themed wedding after handing their children the task of planning the ceremony. The Hollywood superstars are planning to cement their relationship after 10 years together, and they have enlisted the help of their six kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
However, Jolie admits she may have made a mistake as the youngsters' suggestions so far have been outlandish. She tells People.com, "We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be. Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding. "They will, in a way, be the wedding planners. It's going to be Disney or paintball - one or the other!"
Jolie and Pitt became engaged in 2012. They have not revealed when they plan to walk down the aisle, but sources suggest the ceremony will take place later this year (14).
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter Vivienne isn't the only family member featured in mum's new Disney film Maleficent - the couple's adopted kids Pax and Zahara also appear with their tutors. Jolie has revealed that the siblings have uncredited roles in a christening scene at the beginning of the film.
She tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "They're with their teachers. The idea of that day was the prince and princesses from around the world show up for the christening, so there will people of all races, all creeds.
"It was Pax and his teacher, who is Vietnamese, playing the Vietnamese Queen and Prince and then Zahara and her teacher playing the African or Nubian queen and princess.
"I had to walk by them being very mean. Of course, I wanted to stop and wink at them."
Little Vivienne portrays the young Princess Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty, in the film.
Angelina Jolie had no choice but to let her daughter Vivienne play the young Princess Aurora in new movie Maleficent - because the five year old was the only kid on set who wasn't terrified of the movie star's horned villainess. The five year old was hanging out with mum on the set when kids were being cast for the pivotal role - and only she had the nerve to approach Jolie in costume as a wicked queen.
The Salt star tells EW.com, "We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not our goal for Brad (Pitt) and I at all, but the other three and four year olds wouldn't come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn't afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv."
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter Vivienne has made her big screen debut in the trailer for mum's new Disney movie Maleficent. The little blonde, who plays a young Sleeping Beauty in the reimagined fairytale, can be seen running through a meadow at the beginning of the new teaser.