London: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie admits the secret to her successful romance with partner Brad Pitt is not living apart for more than three days.
The 35-year-old actress insists that they "stay really connected" and spend quality time with their young family, which has made their relationship work, a news website reported.
"There`s never a period when Brad and I are pulled apart. We are not separated for more than three days, ever. We stay really connected. We actually don`t go out much. It`s funny. We`re very homebound. We`re very much Mommy and Daddy in our pajamas," Jolie said.
The actress has adopted three children Maddox, Zahara and Pax and also has three biological kids, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne with Pitt.
Jolie admits they have to do a lot of planning before hand to make sure that they balance their acting careers with their family life and Pitt coordinates well at every step.
"He takes the kids to school; he visits me on set with the kids. I`m home for dinner, or I`m there for breakfast. We`re together all the time. We plan. Brad and I take time off between films to travel, have big experiences, do things together. That`s how we work it out," Jolie explained.
The Hollywood beauty fell in love with Pitt, on the set of `Mr & Mrs Smith` in 2005 and the two have been together since then.
Jolie still struggles to exactly define "love" but admits that it "elevates her" and makes her give a higher priority to her dear ones.
"I feel sad for someone who has never known love. Love elevates. You know, Brad would joke about me having this conversation about love. Love? It`s such a funny word. Brad can find certain phrases of poetry for it. I`m terrible at it. But I know it means wanting the best for the people you love, putting their interests above your own, always. Love does that. Love is what you live for," she added.