Brad Pitt’s parents, William Alvin and Jane Pitt, arrived in Venice last week to visit their grandchildren: Shiloh, 3, Maddox, 8, Zahara, 4, Pax, 6, and 20-month-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
According to US Weekly, grandpa and grandma stayed at the $6.8 million Jolie-Pitt palazzo in Italy while Angelina Jolie is still busy filming her movie, The Tourist.
Last weekend, the papz snapped grandpa William cuddling baby Knox from the balcony overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal. Knox is so cute with that baby blanket in tow!
Grandma Jane, in the meantime, didn’t want to be seen by the pesky photographers, so she just peeked through the window.
Brad’s folks obviously don’t mind doing babysitting duties. With babies that cute, who would mind?
…if you believe their former body guard. Read this statement from In Touch:
In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s former bodyguard describes what he claims to be a woman whose erratic behavior, yelling fits, and unreasonable demands deeply hurt not only staff members—but especially Brad and their six children.
“Angelina has a public and a private persona,” claims the former bodyguard, who for security reasons chooses only to be identified by his first name, Bill. “In my opinion, the real Angelina is self-centered and a control freak. She has no patience at all. She doesn’t do things out of the kindness of her heart. And she’s totally psycho.”
While Brad is laid-back and patient with his kids’ often wild behavior, Angelina is anything but. “She screams and yells a lot, then walks away,” Bill says, explaining that Angelina would often “disappear into her suite for hours,” leaving staffers—and Brad—to deal with her children. “She would punish them with silence,” says Bill, adding, “I think she could be abusive at times in a mental way.” If the children were to get upset by her withholding behavior, he says, Angelina didn’t seem to care. “She is not moved by tears,” he explains. Still more disturbing, he recalls, Angelina has a “quirky habit” of “giggling when one of her kids would start crying.”
The bodyguard, who was working for Brad and Angelina at the start of their relationship, remembers “a lot of laughing and fun” and “spontaneous sex” back then. Now, though, the couple often sleeps in separate bedrooms, and that honeymoon phase seems to be ancient history. Even when they aren’t actively arguing, Bill says, Angelina “nitpicks” Brad—criticizing him constantly. “She says things like, ‘Are you going to wear that shirt again today?’ and tells him he’s like another one of the kids.”
According to Bill, Brad has come to dread Angelina’s phone calls. “She’ll call him from the set to interrogate him,” Bill explains. “His face goes white, and he just stares at his feet.” When Angelina’s yelling gets to be too much, Brad will “put her on speaker and walk away from the phone,” Bill reveals. “Angelina will hang up and continue calling until one of the staff picks up.”
Check out the magazine’s latest issue for the full story.
Do you believe the bodyguard’s tell-all interview?
The Jolie-Pitt family are adapting to Italy pretty well. Angelina Jolie is busy shooting The Tourist with co-star Johnny Depp, so the actress flew her entire family to Venice to keep them close while she is busy with the film.
Brad Pitt and the kids seem to be enjoying their time frolicking around Venice and immersing in the Italian culture.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Brangelina purchase a house and decide to move to Venice away from the paparazzi-crazed life in Hollywood.
When in Venice with a loved one, you have to enjoy a romantic cruise down the Venice Canals. Brad Pitt and Angelina showed the pappz what love is all about as they went for a ride.
The power couple, brushing off rumors that they’re on their way to splitsville, will be spending the next three months in Venice to film Angelina’s new film Tourist. The guys at X17 were able to document this romantic moment for the world to see.
Hey, somebody should’ve sung “O Sole Mio!”
Yesterday marked the third death anniversary of Marcheline Bertrand, actress and mother of Angelina Jolie and James Haven. She succumbed to ovarian cancer in 2007. In a touching tribute to their beloved mother, the celebrity siblings created this video and uploaded it on youtube.
Entitled “TO MOM WITH LOVE—James and Angelina,” the video shows clips of a family trip to Hawaii, where you’ll see Angelina and James as kids playing with their beautiful mom, who looks so much like Angelina.
The official youtube site also shows other personal videos of the late Marcheline and her brother Raleigh.
What a coincidence. Just when UK tabloids have reported that Brat Pitt and Angelina are on their way to splitsville, Jennifer comes out on the latest cover of People, where she talks about her life five years after divorcing Brad Pitt.
The cover blurb reads, “Fun, flirty, and 40. Happier and hotter than ever, she’s loving the single life—and her sexy nights out with Gerard Butler.”
I was never into the Team Jolie vs. Team Aniston clamor, but I can’t help but feel like it’s Jennifer Aniston’s time to shine. Sure, there are no official reports of the Brangelina split yet, but if the couple’s recent mood is any indicator, then it looks like 2010 isn’t Brangelina’s year.
For years, they seemed like the perfect Hollywood couple. Now, various websites have reported that Brad Pitt, 40, and Angelina Jolie, 34, are on their way to splitsville. Team Jennifer can now rejoice.
Amidst rumors swirling about their unhappy home life, Brad Pitt steps out earlier in the day on January 6, 2010 in New York with partner Angelina Jolie before taking out the upset looking A-list actress for a romantic dinner away from their pack of children.
According to Daily Mail, “the news comes after months of speculation that the couple—who are not married—were drifting apart.” If you believe the unofficial reports, Brad and Angelina have already signed legal papers that will let them equally share their wealth, as well as custody of their children.
They fell in love with each other when they played a couple in Mr. and Mrs. Smith back in 2004 while Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston. As soon as Brad and Jen’s divorce was finalized, he and Angelina began building a family, thus earning the couple the nickname Brangelina. They have three adopted kids (Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, and Zahara, 5), and three biological kids (Shiloh, 3, and twins Knox and Vivienne, both 17 months old).
Do you believe the reports?
Posted by MrAlmostWrong as Angelina Jolie at 4:00 PM UTC on Jan, 07 2010
A survey conducted by some shady beauty supplier shows that Angelina Jolie is considered the most beautiful star of the ’00s.
The survey, conducted by cosmetics retailer Superdrug, placed Kylie Minogue at third, while Catherine Zeta-Jones came fourth. Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, Beyoncé, Liv Tyler and Halle Berry all also made the top ten.
To no ones surprise I have at least hugged all of these women. And how bad do you feel for Jennifer Anniston? She finished second once again to Jolie. I mean, can this woman ever catch a break? Dates Vince Vaughn, gets dumped and he gets married. Dates John Mayer, who cheats on her about a million times and follows that up with sex with Lindsay Lohan. She is just getting dumped on by life left and right.
I figured Jolie would eventually feel bad for her and offer some moral support to boost her self-esteem. I mean she is reaching that age where marriage and kids are simply out of reach. I went to Jolie to ask if she feels bad about any of this and she didn’t say anything. She just gave me a look.
She is not a very nice lady at all.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are rumoured to work at a sequel of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ and hope that the movie can reignite their marriage, revive the passion.
Although Pitt, who was still married to Jennifer Aniston, always denied it he and Jolie famously fell in love on the set of the first movie but now both struggle to keep the fire in their relationship alive. The couple, raising 6 kids and both entertaining an active high profile Hollywood career, struggle to find time and strength for each other but are eager to revive their relationship. It is said that Pitt has instructed screen writer Simon Kinberg to write a sequel, this time with kids in the story as well.
Will ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Kids’ light the Brangelina fire again? If not, I’ll gladly cook for Angelina. Not daily though.
Photo credit: PicApp.
Angelina Jolie: They fell in love while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Jennifer Aniston: That’s uncool.
Brad Pitt: They were still filming after he and Jen split up.
Get it? That’s when they fell in love…okay…
April’s Fools! Oh wait, it is a different holiday that we’re celebrating – but that has not stopped Jennifer Aniston from cracking a joke about the somewhat sensitive relations between her and her ex. She did say that they do speak to each other from time to time, especially when there is something to celebrate. Does her sexy GQ cover appearance count?
In a recent issue of Vogue, Jennifer Aniston was quoted as saying that what Angelina talking about how she fell in love with Brad Pitt during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in Vogue was “uncool.”
I guess the gloves are now officially off.
Posted by Rachel as Angelina Jolie at 8:10 AM UTC on Oct, 28 2008
Angelina Jolie has formed a great relationship with Clint Eastwood. The star, who was directed by the movie legend in The Changeling, made a surprise appearance during the Hollywood Film Fest to present the Director of The Year award to Eastwood.
Cool show of friendship.
Brad and Angelina are eligible for child support — but the generous subsidies offered by French law are hardly enough to cover the cost of this glamour family’s lifestyle standards. The nanny fees can’t even get a pair of Baby Dior shoes!
She’s just given birth to twins, but that’s not slowing Angelina Jolie down. There are talks of her replacing Tom Cruise in a new spy flick. (They’re reworking the character into a female.)
Congratulations, Brad and Angelina! They welcomed their twins on Saturday night: Knox Leon (who weighed 5.03 lbs) and an Vivienne Marcheline (5 lbs).
Angelina and Brad very happy and calm — and Brad was very hands-on during the whole operation
Check out the details of the new home of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie! It’s a mansion. A freaking mansion. Thirty five rooms. Surrounded by a forest. Great way to keep out papparazzi — but it just feeds this whole fairytale illusion of this mega-couple. King, queen, castle. Those kids are going to have a heck of a time handling reality.
They may have another baby on the way, but Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have no plans to tie the knot. Rumors that they exchanged vows in a New Orleans are completely untrue. Yes, they had a fun family weekend in the city, since Pitt had to attend a “Make it Right” charity event, but they’re perfectly happy with the current arrangement.
Besides, with a bump that big, Jolie doesn’t have that many options for a wedding dress!
Angelina Jolie is having… twins!
Seems to a big celebrity trend. Jennifer Lopez, Marcia Cross, Julia Roberts (who just gave birth to Emme and Max last month).