Our Favorite Celeb Dads
From musicians to athletes to actors, join us as we continue our countdown to Father’s Day with the hottest celebrity pops in the business. And we’ve even got a genuine super hero dad!
Favorite Twin Dad – Brad Pitt
We were going to call this category “Favorite Movie Star Dad,” but then the news broke last year that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were expecting twins. We had known for months that Brad’s partner Angie was pregnant again – and yes, celebrity gossip pundits had long speculated about a possible twin pregnancy.
But in an interview with the Today Show’s Natalie Morales, Angie confirmed that she and our favorite movie star dad, Brad Pitt, were in fact expecting two little bundles of joy. And on July 12, 2008 Brad and Angie welcomed their twins, a boy named Knox Leon and a girl called Vivienne Marcheline born in Nice, France
Despite the fact that the Jolie-Pitts have become their very own version of the Brady Bunch (as Angie’s costar Jack Black joked in the Today Show interview), our love for Brad as Dad dates back to the start of his relationship with Angie. Soon after hooking up with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith costar, Brad adopted her now 8-year-old son Maddox, whom Angie had adopted from Cambodia. The couple added Zahara (from Ethiopia), 4, Shilo (the couple’s first biological child), 3, and Pax (from Vietnam), 5.
According to Brad, he couldn’t be happier with his full house: “I love it and can’t recommend it any more highly – although sleep is nonexistent,” he quipped at a recent press conference. It would take a lot more than sleep deprivation to slow down a humanitarian heartthrob like Brad Pitt.
When the Today Show’s Ann Curry asked Brad about his new found drive for charitable projects (like his $5 million green urban renewal initiative in New Orleans), the Missouri-native replied passionately: “I’ve got kids now. It changes your perspective on the world. I’ve had my day – I’ve made some films. I’ve really had a very fortunate life. It’s time for me to share that now.”
The Jolie-Pitts currently have three boys and three girls. There’s no word yet on which way the gender scales might tip in the future.
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