Brad Pitt covers the latest issue of People Magazine, and in the interview, he opens up about Angelina Jolie (whom he calls “mama”), and comments on how it’s about time they finally get married.
Thinking back over 2012, Brad Pitt acknowledges itâ€™s been a big year for his â€œfamiliaâ€ since proposing to Angelina Jolie â€“ whom he affectionately calls â€œMamaâ€ â€“ last April.
â€œItâ€™s been a family type of year, a down-homeÂ type of year,â€ he tells PEOPLE in this weekâ€™s cover story. â€œMamaâ€™s worked more. And quite frankly Iâ€™ve really enjoyed it.â€
The actor, whose Mob drama, Killing Them Softly, hits theaters Friday, chatted with PEOPLE between bites of his dinner with 4-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, at theirÂ rental homeÂ outside of London. While he stopped short of confirming a wedding date, he did reveal what the couple have in mind for their big day: â€œJust family,â€ Pitt says. â€œKeep it simple. Keep it simple â€“ really.â€
For now, the actor is looking forward to being reunited with the rest of his brood â€“ Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, Zahara, 7, and Shiloh, 6 â€“ who were in Cambodia working on the familyâ€™s foundation with Jolie.
Has fatherhood made him a better man? â€œAbsolutely,â€ Pitt says. Being a dad â€œtakes you right off yourself.â€
As for turning 50 next year, the actor insists heâ€™s taking it all in stride. â€œThis is what I think about: â€˜Okay, youâ€™re way over the mid-point [of your life]. You donâ€™t know how much time you have left,â€™ â€ Pitt says. â€œI want to enjoy this year more than ever.â€
I can’t wait to see pictures of their wedding, and how beautiful Angelina will look. Brad’s out in full force right now promoting his new movie (watch the trailer below), and he also sat down with Good Morning America. Again, talked about fatherhood.
For actor Brad Pitt, life changed completely when he had children.
â€œIt turns everything on its head,â€ Pitt said in anÂ interviewÂ with ABC Newsâ€™ Elizabeth Vargas that aired today on â€œGood Morning America.â€ â€œI love it. I love it.â€
Pitt, 48, and actress Angelina Jolie, 37, have six children. Ensuring a sense of normalcy for their brood â€” Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne â€” is very important to the recently engaged pair.
Asked what cityÂ the familyÂ calledÂ home, Pitt said they had several â€œbase camps.â€ They spend a great deal of their time in New Orleans, but Pitt said they also have ahome inÂ Los Angeles because he and Jolie work a lot there, and theyâ€™re trying to establish another base in Europe, primarily for their children.
â€œThey get more sense of normalcy there. Weâ€™re not as hounded at certain places there,â€ he said, speaking of the media attention on his famous family. â€œFrance, especially. They have rules about â€¦ photographing kids. And I think theyâ€™re more sensitive to it after the Diana incident,â€ he said, referring to the strict regulations governing paparazzi in France after Princess Diana was killed in 1997 in Paris, the victim of a high-speedÂ car crashÂ as her driver attempted to elude photographers.
Pitt also said the French â€œthink theyâ€™re as cool as anyone else,â€ and allowed hisfamily membersÂ to get on with their day. â€œWeâ€™re not being botheredâ€ there, he said.
The actor turns 49 next month, and heâ€™s already thinking ahead to the big 5-0.
â€œIâ€™ve given a lot of thought to it,â€ he said. â€œYou become very aware of time. I think also being aÂ father, you become very â€” everythingâ€™s time allocation for me now â€¦ spending my time wisely and doing the things that are important to me.â€