Angelina wants more (and more, and more) babies

By Alexandra Heilbron on October 17, 2008 | 28 Comments

Angelina Jolie on the Today ShowThe head count is at six now, but Angelina Jolie says she wants even more children. Today Show host Matt Lauer asked her on Thursday’s episode, when she made an appearance to promote her new movie, Changeling: “You’ve talked about having more children, adding to the group? Have you considered adopting again?” Jolie nodded, so Lauer pressed on, asking: “Do you have anything in mind?” She replied “Yeah,” so he kept up the interrogation with: “Is it something you’d do soon?” Jolie finally said, “It depends. You can’t even start the process until any new children are six months old, to understand how the new family has settled to see what you could absorb into a new family.” Okay, let’s do the math. Angie, who at 33 gave birth to twins three months ago, has been collecting/giving birth to children for the past seven years. That’s almost one per year. If she continues at that rate she’ll have 12 by the time she’s 40. And who’s to say she’ll want to stop there? Some women keep having/adopting children well into their 50s and beyond. Angie (and child-making partner Brad Pitt, if he’s still around), could have 20+ by then. At any rate, as two of the richest celebrities in the world, they’ll definitely be able to afford all the nannies they’ll need, in case you’re wondering who’s going to take care of that many kids when mom and dad are filming.

Comments & Discussion

  1. jay • October 17, 2008 @ 8:40 AM

    can u say brady bunch??:P

  2. tributegirl • October 17, 2008 @ 9:23 AM

    Wow. I wonder if they will have any more biological children. At least they can afford all those children, and they really seem to have big hearts.

  3. Minerva • October 17, 2008 @ 9:52 AM

    Sounds like they’re just “collectors”. Some people collect pets and they’re called “hoarders”. These kids are just going to be raised by babysitters anyway instead of parents. Both Angelina and Brad are career people who aren’t likely even home very much. Makes you kinda wonder what kind of “family” atmosphere they’ll have, if any. I would’t want to be one of coins in someone’s collection. I’d want to be valued as an individual.

  4. My own opinion • October 17, 2008 @ 9:55 AM

    One really has to wonder what her (or both of their) motivation is in “collecting” babies. I know that sounds harsh, but do they really have the time for the emotional support they need to give their children? Perhpas they do, but they both have two jobs already (acting and being a celebrity — yes I believe that those are two separate things). I know it is easy to be judgemental when you don’t have intimate knowledge of their personal lives, or of their true character, but it almost seems like this is becoming the new fashion accessory (displacing carrying little dogs in purses).

    If they truly want to focus on their family, then maybe they should get out of the limelight. The world will not end if we don’t have a Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie movie in the next 5 or 10 years. Is it really that difficult to stop being a “celebrity” and being hounded? I don’t recall constant stalking of Marlon Brando in his years on his island.

    For all their complaining about the lack of privacy, it is obvious that most of these people would rather have the attention, or they would think the privacy loss is too much of a cost and would change their line of work. I find it hard to believe that it is the “craft” of acting most are interested in — it is being famous and being a celebrity that is the attraction. Otherwise they would all be on broadway acting rather than talking to Matt Lauer about how many babies they want.

  5. Jo-Anne. • October 17, 2008 @ 10:38 AM

    but will there be enough daggers to go around?

  6. The Cosmos Rocks=Bombastic!! • October 17, 2008 @ 11:27 AM

    »Aaah!Angelina again!Aaah!

  7. Anonymous • October 17, 2008 @ 2:31 PM

    I’ll take an adoption, as long as I get a cut of the fortune I’d be happy

  8. Mary • October 17, 2008 @ 3:25 PM

    If she wasn’t who she was would these adoptions have gone through in the first place? Isn’t it strange the rich and famous always adopt outside their country. How many babies, toddlers and young children are sitting in American orphanages waiting for someone to adopt them.Don’t they deserve homes as well. Maybe the publicity isn’t the same. I think it’s gotten a little out of hand with Jolie. Then again look at Mia Farrows household.

  9. anonymous2 • October 17, 2008 @ 8:37 PM

    Someone should make Angelina live in a normal house for a week with the kids where she has to cook,clean and look after the kids all by herself and have the amount of money a regular person would have then see how many more children she wants probably no more.

  10. lullabye • October 17, 2008 @ 9:23 PM

    what people are seeming to forget is that they make a point of not working at the same time so that at least one parent is with the children all the times. And I think Brad Pitt’s mother is heavily involve in the caring of the children as well.

  11. mandee • October 18, 2008 @ 2:46 AM

    either which way, i think they are great for wanting to help children less fortunate. so what if they want to have a ton of kids? i want to have 7, and i would have if i could find someone with enough money to help me pay for them lol. if she has the money, and if thats what she wants, i dont really see why its a big deal. and they havent hired anyone until after they had the twins, it even said that in one of the papers somewhere. but either way, i think they are both dedicated people and im sure they can handle it or they wouldnt continue to adopt or have children. wishing angelina and brad and their families all the best in the future.

  12. Anonymous • October 18, 2008 @ 7:31 AM

    Mary, it’s pretty hard to find children to adopt in America, just ask any regular couple who feels forced to spend $10,000 or more to go to Asia to adopt, they’ve tried every North American avenue with no luck.
    And Anonymous2, why should she have to do that?

  13. Jessie • October 18, 2008 @ 2:45 PM

    I think what she’s doing is great. And I don’t see this as “collecting”, she just wants a big family and knows there’s so many children out there with nothing. Isn’t it better for these poor kids to grow up with her and Brad (Who from what I’ve heard ARE loving parents and DO spend time with their kids) than grow up in some orphanage in Africa going to bed hungry every night?
    It’s not like they don’t have enough money or space for all these kids anyway.

  14. tributegirl • October 18, 2008 @ 3:10 PM

    I totally agree, Jessie. And even if they do have to hire nannies, so what? How many of us regular folks work and have to hire child care? I’ve seen pictures of them skiing with their kids, and all kinds of stuff, they kids look very happy and healthy, so what else matters?

  15. Whatever • October 18, 2008 @ 3:32 PM

    first, everyone says you have to have money to have more than 1 or 2 kids.
    they’ve got the money.
    now they’re saying the kids wont have a normal or fulfilling life because they wont have time for them.
    how about the families out there (and there are MANY) who have more than 6 kids? 10 or 12? they’re doing alright.
    get a grip World. if it’s not one thing, its another thing the world has got to criticize and complain about.
    kudos to her for having the selflessness it takes to be a mother and for taking care of kids that other parents couldnt or wouldnt.

  16. Naomie • October 18, 2008 @ 3:49 PM

    I think people should adopt more kids and be useful in society and do something good for others.I don’t know to be honest if they are going to stay together,right now everything seem ok but maybe one day one might end up doing what they did to Jen,or maybe they might broke up like everyone in hollywood,and sadly the kids will be the one who have to deal with it,i hope they know what they doing and for the kids sake tried to make it work.

  17. Nancy • October 18, 2008 @ 4:17 PM

    Of course they are trying, Naomie. But, no one knows what the future holds…except maybe Jo-Anne…???

  18. FocusontheReal • October 18, 2008 @ 8:57 PM

    If you’ll notice, there is hardly a pic of either child without brad or angelina in them… So they obviously spent time with them. Also as was said up there somewhere they take turns at filming. His mother is very involved. They may hire a nany as help, but that doesnt mean the nannies are “raising” them. It means they are helping cook clean sit, whatever so that they can spend time all together. How many rich housewives are there with no job, no responsibilities other than there their kids and home have nannies so that they can keep the latest clothes hair makeup.. holiday with the girls? How many children being raped or abused? How many being raised by alcoholics, drugs dealers, hookers? I think maybe we should spent more time thinking about real world issues and let them live their lives. My close friend has 14 children, both parents have always worked and all the children are grown into happy healthy and successful adults. As it goes “all you need is love” In the old days big families were all there were, you were looked down on more for havig only two kids. If our grandparents could handle it, why can’t Brangelina? Especially with all the money theyll ever need for them. Also, regarding divorce. If it happens it happens and as long as they do right by the kids its gonna be fine. My parents are divorced. And whatta ya know? Im alive and well

  19. Anonymous • October 18, 2008 @ 9:43 PM

    This way she will be on the guiness book of records for a celeb having the most kids lol!

  20. Bobby • October 18, 2008 @ 10:19 PM

    maybe they can teach these kids manors. Yes they treat them well, but teach them values as well.. like looking after things, picking up after themsleves. you know not be a lazy rich pig!

  21. marvel man • October 18, 2008 @ 11:19 PM

    It blows my mind that some of the people here are commenting negatively about Brad and Angelina’s decision to adopt more kids. Are you kidding me? They’ve chosen to give 3 beautiful children a chance at a better life, a life that their natural parents couldn’t provide for them. Not only that, but they’ve also chosen to have 3 children of their own. I applaud Brad and Angelina on having the courage to raise 6 (!!!) children. They obviously have the monetary means of supporting that many and also it appears they have the love that’s needed as well. When I look at pictures of their children they look happy and not ignored or unloved. And to the comment that was posted about why they don’t adopt in the US, give me a break. If they chose to adopt in the US then you would criticize them for not adopting elsewhere. Perhaps one day they will adopt from within the States but for now they’re putting their focus overseas. And not only are they adopting, but they’re also setting up numerous charitable foundations in the places they choose to adopt from. The world needs to see more people like Brad and Angelina.

  22. Anonymous • October 19, 2008 @ 1:14 PM

    Right on, marvel man!!! You got it!

  23. tributegirl • October 19, 2008 @ 2:16 PM

    Agreed. Marvel man, you said exactly what I was thinking. Bobby, maybe they already are teaching them manners, I would hope anyway.

  24. Sue Blasay • October 19, 2008 @ 8:42 PM

    You guys who’ve seen pictures of them with the kids, did you think the paparazzie want pictures of the nannies with the kids? Or of just the kids? Wake up. They want pictures of Brad and Angie and if the kids are in the pictures, even better. But kids alone? Kids with nanny? Which magazine do you think is going to buy that? Boring!

  25. tributegirl • October 20, 2008 @ 3:11 PM

    I think they WOULD want pics of the kids with nannies, that way they could spin some stupid story about the children growing up without their parents! And the kids alone? Just imagine what kind of crap stories they could make up with pics like that!

  26. Velvet • October 20, 2008 @ 11:06 PM

    I do commend Brad and Angelina for having very big hearts to adopt and have more children. Lord knows we need more kindness, love and support for children in our world and less abuse, neglect and poverty.

    However, I really do hope they stay together because the thought of the nightmare it would be with separaration/asset division, custody or which kid goes with whom, would be gut wrenching. They are common law and depending on where their main place of residence is, there are applicable laws and it would affect these children profoundly.

    So please don’t be like the standard Hollywood marriage, strive to be like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward who sustained a happy, healthy 50 year marriage in privacy and loyalty to each other, their children and their charities. Also like Meryl Streep, Gwenyth Paltrow, Liam Neeson and others who choose to live a private life, I find those are the most successful Hollywood couplings to date.

    I wish them both well and that all 6 kids will grow up to give back just as much as Angelina and Brad have done. So continue to keep on giving just as President Clinton’s latest book “Giving” encourages us all to do, in whatever capacity that you are able.

    Peace out!

  27. Burbour • October 23, 2008 @ 10:48 AM

    Sue. I don’t agree with you. Just recently there have been articles about little Suri who is always alone with nannies and no friends. I think if these kids where being left with nannies all the time and no parent time the tabloids would mention it. I personaly agree with Focusonthereal. So many kids are being raised in improper homes that society should look more at that than at two people who have a lot of money and decide to help family-less children. No matter what else happens, these children now have more than enough suitable clothing, food, roof over there heads,education and yes love as many kids who have been raised by nannies develop a big bond with the nanny. How many more doors do you expect to be opened?

  28. Amanda • October 30, 2008 @ 11:33 AM

    If they wanted pictures of the kids with random nannies, it wouldn’t be too hard. They have four to six nannies at any given time, according to

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