BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie have blocked their six kids from looking them up online.
Brad, 48, said: “On all the kids’ computers we had our names blocked. They can’t Google their mom and dad.”
The actor — who puts a similar ban on his screen daughter in the film Moneyball — added: “I don’t want to make myself dependent on what people think.”
Brad revealed that his brood — Knox, Vivienne, Shiloh, Maddox, Zahara and Pax — who are aged three to ten, want him to wed Jolie, 35.
He said: “We’re getting a lot of pressure from the kids. They ask a lot.”
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may not wait until gay marriage is legalized to have their own wedding, after all.
“We’d actually like to [get married], and it seems to mean more and more to our kids,” he says in a wide-ranging cover interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
He adds, “We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot.”
As for adding to their brood, Pitt says he and Jolie “haven’t closed the book on it.”
“There’s a really nice balance in the house right now, but if we see the need and get the lightning bolt that says, ‘We can help this person; we could do something here,’ then absolutely,” explains the Moneyball star.
Pitt also reflects on a past that was not always so personally fulfilling.
He recalls, “I got really sick of myself at the end of the 1990s: I was hiding out from the celebrity thing; I was smoking way too much dope; I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut; and I really got irritated with myself.”
The actor got his second wind – and mostly dropped pot – after an eye-opening visit to Morocco.
“[I] decided to get off the couch,” he says.
In terms of politics, Pitt is in President Obama’s corner, although he’s been following the Republican debates.
“I’m an Obama supporter, no question,” says Pitt. “But it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to learn from the other side.”
Oscar nominee Brad Pitt has come a long way from his early days of stardom where he battled depression and drug use.
The 48-year-old star opened up about his past struggles with The Hollywood Reporter, saying he used drugs in attempt to escape the spotlight.
“I got really sick of myself at the end of the 1990s: I was hiding out from the celebrity thing; I was smoking way too much dope; I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut; and I really got irritated with myself,” he told THR. “I got to: ‘What’s the point? I know better than this.’”
In addition to drug use, the “Moneyball” and “Tree of Life” star revealed he had his fair share of dark thoughts.
“I used to deal with depression, but I don’t now, not this decade — maybe last decade. But that’s also figuring out who you are,” he continued. “I see it as a great education, as one of the seasons or a semester: ‘This semester I was majoring in depression.’ I was doing the same thing every night and numbing myself to sleep — the same routine: Couldn’t wait to get home and hide out. But that feeling of unease was growing and one night I just said, ‘This is a waste.’”
Trips to Yugoslavia and Morocco in the late ‘90s, where the actor said he saw “poverty to an extreme I had never witnessed before,” was the wakeup call he needed to change his life.
“I just quit. I stopped grass then — I mean, pretty much — and decided to get off the couch,” he recalled.
Brad then looked to one of music’s biggest philanthropist for inspiration.
“I sought out Bono and sat down with him a few times and got involved in some of the stuff he was doing. But it all started before that. It started with private acts,” he explained, adding that his newfound passion to help others connected him with longtime partner Angelina Jolie.
“That may have been one of the things that brought us together,” Brad said of his Angelina. “Certainly, I’ve met very few people more dedicated than she is. She is always studying issues, daily. She has such compassion for the people she works with.”
Looking back, Brad is at peace with past struggles.
“This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated, because those dark moments fuel you for the next bright moments; each one helps you appreciate the other,” he said. “We are all searching for meaning in our lives, love and betterment for ourselves and those around us.”