Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Six Kids Learning Different Languages, Giving Birth In Africa, Her Mother’s Death, & MORE

Angelina opens up.

Angelina Jolie Pitt is opening up.

On Friday, the acclaimed actress talked to BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour all about being a mom of six children, revealing that each of her kids are completely unique!

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The gorgeous gal and Brad Pitt share 14-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 7-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

The brunette beauty explained that each of their little ones are learning DIFFERENT languages!!! She spilled:

“I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi is learning Khmai, which is a Cambodian language, Pax is focusing on Vietnamese, Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language.”


The 41-year-old admitted that this has shown her a lot about her beautiful brood, saying:

“I suppose that just means you don’t know who your children are until they show you who they are and they are just becoming whoever they want to be.”

In fact, she also added that none of her youngsters want to act like she and her husband do:

“None of my kids want to be actors. They are actually very interested in being musicians. I think they like the process of film from the outside. Mad is interested in editing. Pax loves music and deejaying.”

Very interesting!

And while she spent some time talking about her children, she also reflected on her late momma, Marcheline Bertrand, during the interview.

For those who may not remember, the lovely lady had a preventative double mastectomy back in 2013, and then had her ovaries removed two years later.

She confessed that her mother, who lost her eight-year battle with ovarian cancer in 2007, didn’t know these operations were even an option.

Miz Jolie Pitt wishes that were different:

“When you go through something and you learn about yourself and your body in anything medical, you feel ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ it really wasn’t a decision. It was just, I thought that I had gained information that I wish my mother would have known. I wish she had the option. I wish she had the surgery, in fact, and it might have given her more years with my family.”

So heartbreaking.

But Angie is glad that her preventative surgeries have helped other women become more aware of the precautionary measures, even though her mom wasn’t:

“It means a great deal to me. If there is even one woman out there who went and got checked and found that she had cancer or she was positive and she caught something in time, and if in any small way I was a part of that, it makes me very emotional.”

She also looked back on giving birth to Shiloh while in Africa, commenting their hospitals are missing some key technology:

“I went to a hospital in Namibia, where I was having my daughter, and I was in breech. I needed a C-section, and I knew I was in breech because I had had the money to have an ultrasound. But I found even the local hospital with many, many women ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ and this was a good hospital ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ did not have an ultrasound machine.”

The California native exclaimed that this caused complications for a lot of women, but hopes that someday soon ultrasounds will be available in these hospitals:

“So the amount of women that didn’t know they were in breech, the amount of babies and complications when they got into labor, with one simple machine. But I know there are many extraordinary people who are working on this and women’s health around the world, and many groups dedicated solely to that, and their work is so needed and these solutions can come.”

What did you think of this emotional interview, Perezcious readers?!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Jun 17, 2016 2:07pm PDT

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