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Angelina Jolie Opens Up About What It’s Like Quarantining With Her Six Kids

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Angelina Jolie is definitely one of the more private mega-celebrities in Hollywood. So when she offers us a glimpse, however small, into her world, we listen attentively. 

We’ve always been curious about the actress’ life post-Brad Pitt, but now that she’s quarantining alone with her six children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12, her life now resembles a premise for a reality show that we’d happily binge. 

Isolating in their California home, Jolie spoke to E! to promote her new Disney+ movie The One and Only Ivan, and revealed a little bit about what exactly life in lockdown looks like for the family. 

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“Lots of popcorn and just like really every family, we’re just pajamas, robes, snacks,” she said.

Eldest son Maddox, 19, who has been studying in South Korea has also returned home during this time, she revealed. “Well, we’re all there. So, all six kids, my oldest son’s home from Korea.” 

But as far as it being a mad house, Jolie claims that she’s not exactly one for the slow lane. 

“You know, I’ve never been one who valued relaxation. I like chaos… I’ve been on high-level meetings where there’s dogs and balls and kids and things. You kind of just enjoy being human with everybody else and laughing through it.”

She laughed about trying to maintain “a bit of structure” before admitting that daughter Zahara, 15, “is better at organising things than I am.”  

In a separate interview with Extra, the actress gushed about how she’s loving having the family all together again. 

They’re all together and it’s a nice big bunch, so everybody’s helping each other out,” she added. “We’re lucky.”

But the privilege of loving lockdown is certainly not lost on her with Jolie voiced her concern for those that are currently forced to quarantine in abusive homes. 

“There was a 40% drop-off in reports of abuse of children and what that means is that those like the teachers who recognise what is happening to the child and can report it cannot see the child. So domestic violence is a very big concern during this time,” she said.

But she added that she remains hopeful “Humanity always comes forward in times like this.”

The National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line – 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any Australian who’s experienced, or is at risk of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

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