Angelina Jolie is determined to prove to the world you don’t need to be married in order to be in a healthy, happy relationship. She’s dated her beau Brad Pitt for over six years now and still they refuse to make that long trek down the aisle of matrimony, even though they have six children together. This is not new information, but many of us celeb enthusiasts (aka: me) always wonder about the reasoning behind their choice not to wed. If they’re so in love and share a family together, then why not just do it? It makes sense and seems like the next logical step in their romance, but they still feel no desire to tie the knot. So why is that? But in a new interview, the actress admits we’re not the only ones asking those questions.
Jolie sat down with Good Morning America and confessed her children are always wondering when their parents are going to get married, stating, “The kids asked me the other day, and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a ‘big cake.'” (Seems like as good a reason as any, doesn’t it?). The Oscar winner went on to say, “They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies…you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married.” But the starlet explained to them that marriage is kind of unnecessary at this point since sharing children together is the most committed two people could ever be together. “Once you have six children together, you’re committed,” she said.
It’s really hard for me to wrap my head around this type of “logic” because it doesn’t really set a very good example for children — and not just theirs, but children everywhere. I mean, she’s practically making the whole concept of marriage seem pointless — as in, “there’s no need to go get married, just have some kids together and then you’re committed.” I guess I’m just disappointed two such prominent figures in the entertainment industry want to portray the concept of marriage in such an unimportant light. If you can’t believe in happily ever after as a kid, then when can you?
Check out the short clip below and see if you agree with Jolie’s stance:
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