Washington: Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie has revealed that she considers her enjoyment of motherhood as one of the “great surprises” of her life.
The ‘Tourist’ actress - who raises adopted children Maddox, 9, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, and biological kids, Shiloh, 5, and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with partner Brad Pitt - never imagined having kids, and says her maternal feelings deepened further when she embarked on a relationship with the actor in 2005.
“It’s been one of the great surprises of my life. When I was younger I never imagined being a mother and then those maternal feelings really evolved and deepened once I began adopting and started living with Brad, which made me want to have children of our own,” Contact Music quoted her as saying.
“I feel truly at ease when I know I’ve helped give them a safe and hopeful life. A big family can generate a lot of chaos, but it’s also a source of inner peace - the best feeling in the world.
“I’m much less anxious about life and so much more light-hearted and carefree,” the actress added.