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Angelina To Take Time Off Acting To Chill With Kids

Needless to say, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt (whose name is the Latin word for peace, Pax, and the Vietnamese word for Heaven, Thien) is entering a world beyond his wildest imagination. While Angelina and Brad's adoption efforts are indeed admirable, even the stars recognize that there is a downside to their child's new life -- the almost inescapable spotlight. In an interview with a Vietnamese newspaper, Angelina talked about introducing their new son to fame, "Pax is only three years old and he (has) spent his childhood in the orphanage," said the actress. "I want to say sorry for bringing this into Pax's life." While the constant cameras may be a difficult part of the transition, Angie obviously feels that giving this child a stable home is the most important thing.

She also spoke about her plans to take some time off from acting to spend with her children (and overcome the language barrier with Pax), "I will stay at home to help Pax integrate into his new life...I have four children, and caring for them is the most important thing for me right now. I am proud and happy to be their mother." Well, we'll see how long she can resist work, but until then, I'm sure the kids will be happy to have her around.

As for bringing little Pax Thien home, it sounds like there are only a few more formalities to get through before Maddox, Angelina, and the newest Jolie-Pitt are back in the states. We can't wait to see the whole family together!

To see little cutie Pax's new passport pic just


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JKe895 JKe895 10 years
Pax...Maddox... It's close! I'm happy for her and her family. I wish them the best. Living overseas it's sometimes hard to get past the language barriers that are out there but it's not impossible. I think that they're going to be just fine.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
What a cutie! She's doing a great thing. Very admirable.
zeldapommeroy zeldapommeroy 10 years
I think it is wonderful Angelina adopted this sweet little boy. She has the resources to get any kinda of help she needs in having him adjust to his new family and life, most importantly she seems to have a lot of love for them. Best wishes to the whole family.
barjar1122 barjar1122 10 years
I think we should all meet back in twenty years and resolve the issue. We will then see which one of their 40 kids gets the book deal first, or a special on ET / Inside Edition. Can we also take bets on how long B & A will be together as a "couple"? Oh by the way, my bet is on the next kid being adopted for Z's amusement and will come from New Orleans.
lylian lylian 10 years
Hotstuff, how totally true. Millions of mothers work, full time. Millions of these mothers are single parents. Another lot work because their partners income isn't sufficient to support the family. Now, are they all bad mothers? Well, many of these millions of mums work out of choice. As Angelina and Brad have carefully done, only one of them is really working at any one time. And while their travelling may seem disruptive to some people, I believe the children take their cues from their parents. they are travelling as a family, not just the adults. I might add that Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslett, Heidi Blum and many other celebrity mums travel a lot with their families. My family have always travelled 2 or 3 times a year. Also, I should add that Maddox is 5.5, Pax is 3.5, Z is 2 and Shi is 10 months. Each of them have different needs and capabilities. My guess is Maddox and Pax will spend a lot of time bonding and playing together. My daughter who is about the same age with Maddox just adores playing with her cousin who is 3.5 y/o. Z is probably still doing a lot of parallel play with other children and in a few months, a lot of disruptive play with the older 2. Shiloh will just be learning to crawl or walk and will be doing a lot of parallel play and watching the older children. As long as the children are held when they want to be held, have regular one on one time with mum and dad, I'd say the children will be fine.
krisua krisua 10 years
He is very cute indeed. Let's hope they all adjust to the new world well.
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
Pax is so cute!!just like all of Brad and Angelina's Children. He will have a Great Home!!!!Brad and Angelina should be awarded best Parents!!!
nettefairy nettefairy 10 years
watch out! She's on a rampage! Angie's not going to stop until she has adopted EVERYBODY! Let's see how well my name sounds with "jolie-pitt" - Annette Jolie Pitt. Oh hey. . . not bad. Move over, I'm next.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
well personally i think young pax would of been better off keeping his name while sleeping on a bamboo mat and rice every day then changing his name and getting to live with two parents while sleeping in a warm bed every night. but thats just my opinion on the whole thing TEAM FLUTTER!!!!!
Wicked Wicked 10 years
It's going to be a struggle to get him to be relaxed and being able to communicate easily with him. Within a few months they'll be chummy.
Diya Diya 10 years
They left this part out from the interview: "I'm not making any movies right now," Jolie said in the interview. "I will stay at home to help Pax adjust to his new life." Then when she starts a new movie, the haters will no doubt start saying: I KNEW IT! SHE'S A LIAR! LETS BURN HER AT THE STAKE! lol. :P She's got The Mighty Heart and Beowulf already in post production so she's still has movies coming out that she will have to promote this year.
mar mar 10 years
I personally question myself how everyone thinks they know what is good for her kids. Angie has not worked much since Zahara, and Brad does not shoot when she shoots. I think they have a good grip on what they are doing and they seem very hands on.Some people can handle 8 kids while some can not even handle 1.
hotstuff hotstuff 10 years
Hellena....your story was so touching it really puts this over rated name debate into perspective! As for all the hypocrites who leave their babies in daycare all day while you work stop acting like Angie needs to be able to spend every second of her day with her kids. Which she seems to do anyways. Most of us were raised by parents who worked all day, we went to daycare or school parents picked us up did homework ate dinner and put us to bed. So puhlease spare me with all the drama about how she could possibly take care of these kids. She never has to work a day in her life again if she doesn't want to. When she does work its a couple of months tops AND she can bring them to work with her! If anybody could handle 4 or more kids it her. And I'm not hating on working parents either...just keeping it real.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 10 years
I'm glad she's staying home and spending time with the children, but I want to see more Angie movies!
gossipqueen gossipqueen 10 years
LOVE THEM! I wish them the best. I also like the name and I agree...if they would have left his first one...he would've always been the odd one out... I'm sure that Z & Mad had other name too...along the lines of BABY 52...or BABY 35...i'm sure you wouldn't mind a name change then!
Diya Diya 10 years
Does anyone else find it disturbing when people say stuff like "I would like to see Brad and Angelina adopt from this place" or "I want to know this or that about how they are going to handle Pax"? I don't get that. Having kids whether through adoption or getting pregnant is such a PERSONAL thing that it should left up to the individuals involved, not strangers. I would think since they are the parents, they should get to decide where they will adopt from. Just like no one would ever tell Heidi Klum to stop getting pregnant after she's given birth three times in three years. I would never say Heidi klum needs to stop popping out babies and adopt if she wants a bigger family because so many kids out there need homes. It's her husband and her personal decision to decide if they want to adopt or have biological children and how many kids they want to have, so why shouldn't Angelina and Brad be allowed to have the same option?
cine_lover cine_lover 10 years
Wow rainee.....that is some serious history with children. Good for you!!!
rainee rainee 10 years
I am also a mother of a two year old child and am currently pregnant with my second. Now may I have a list of your credentials, please!! :)
rainee rainee 10 years
marootsa, I was just pointing out that it is not true to say that she has not been spending the same amount of time with Shiloh that she is now going to spend with Pax. She has not worked much since Shiloh's birth or really since she picked up Zahara for that matter. As far as my own experience with children. I am a third grade teacher. I will admit that I have not been teaching long, but I spent the last four years studying children, and taught at a day care for two years. By the way I had a class of 11 two year olds, by myself, so I do not need to be told how difficult it is to take care of many children at once.
sapphireinthesky sapphireinthesky 10 years
he's cute. teddybear love the quote about men
kelly kelly 10 years
He has a cool name it means peace...
funkyfeet funkyfeet 10 years
I have so much respect for this family. Pax has been given a family who will be there for him forever. I wish every orphan could be so blessed and find a home of his/her own.
Nikelle Nikelle 10 years
I just don't understand why people would take away from a wonderful thing. Maybe people should look within themselves and see if they are projecting their own feelings of selfishness on to others. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ITA. Some people really need to step back and look at the big picture. It's really insane how people try to put a bad spin on her adopting. I understand if you don't like her, that's fine, but don't let it cloud your common sense. Obviously she knows what she's doing or she wouldn't have even been allowed to have the children she has now.
cine_lover cine_lover 10 years
marootsa, is anyone else to say what Angie can and cannot handle. Possibly they want to adopt kids now because they want to do it while they are young enough. MANY countries have laws about age of the parents that adopt. And maybe she adopted an older child because she wanted to allow Shiloh to stay the baby a bit longer. I just don't understand why people would take away from a wonderful thing. Maybe people should look within themselves and see if they are projecting their own feelings of selfishness on to others.
mariootsa mariootsa 10 years
rainee, you seem a little naive and silly. she has a child under a year old, along with two others, and is bringing in a third that has serious language/culture issues to work out. just him on his own is a great deal of work. have you ever been aroun children? at this point, i think this is more about her than them, and it is unfortunate.
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