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    Brad Pitt Will Tell You What Love Is, and Then Some

    Brad Pitt, Parade Cover Parade

    Yes, Brad Pitt will take risks for love like staring into the blinding white light on the cover of Parade. The actor, currently promoting Inglourious Basterds, was in a rather talkative mood and discussed everything—gay marriage, straight marriage, sex, kids, love and just living your life in general.

    Let's do the sex first, serious stuff later.

    Brad gave the reporter a tour of his L.A. home, where he revealed one of his favorite sex spots. Showing off the secret stone grotto behind a fake waterfall which is part of his two pools, he says, it "is a great place for sex."

    Ah! Brad and Angie have secret grotto sex. Fun Brangelina sex fact, perfect for your next cocktail party. Of course, everyone will then be like, "Yes, but will they have married secret grotto sex anytime soon?" Good thing Brad's got that bit covered too:

    "When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.' I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it—hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I've had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a lov­ing environment."

    And with that, Brad launches into a long diatribe about what love is and how you can't waste a chance at love by adhering to whatever standards other people or society have devised.

    "Man, I resent people tell­ing others how to live! It drives me mental! Just the other night, I heard this TV reverend say that An­gie and I were setting a bad example because we were liv­ing out of wedlock, and people should not be duped by us! It made me laugh. What damn right does anyone have to tell someone else how to live if they're not hurting anyone? How many times do you think real love comes to someone in a lifetime? If you're lucky, maybe two or three.

    "Do you know how you tell real love? It's when someone else's interest trumps your own," he continues. "I like to put it that way: trumps your own. Love of somebody else—of family, of your kids—becomes the most important, most worth­while thing in your life. It's what you foster and protect. "

    He then goes on for a while about the nature of real, true love and how fleeting life is before bringing it all together with this closing:

    "I don't know who or what is meant to be in my life, but this is certainly where I want to be. Here with them. I think this is the pin­nacle. Even as I'm bound to this thing, in a way I'm freer than I've ever been."

    Wow. That last bit is pretty powerful stuff. Seriously. It's slow-clap-turned-big-standing-ovation-worthy.

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    Enjoy all your favorite Brangelina family moments of love in their family album gallery.

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