Having Angelina Jolie as a mother? Not too shabby. Having Angelina Jolie as a teacher? Positively intriguing.
To promote her controversial directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Brad Pitt's other half sat down with Christiane Amanpour in an interview airing on Good Morning America and Nightline, and finally offered up some scintillating new tidbits about home life as one-half of arguably the most famous couple in the world.
Among other things, Angie said that she did indeed home school her ever-growing brood—for a very particular, world-weary reason—that her kids are starting to more vocally question why she and Brad aren't mister and missus, and let slip the one subject that she and Brad have simply agreed to disagree on.
And it's a biggie.
Ready for this one? The death penalty. Told ya it's a biggie.
"I won't say whose side anyone is on, but it's the one, the thing nobody brings up at dinner because nobody wants us to go off on each other," she explained. "But it's fun. It's a fun debate, you know? It's a good—you want to be able to have—to respect each other's views and to not be exactly…we're not identical. We have—we have strong views."
We don't doubt it.
As for why Jolie has opted to educate her kids outside of a classroom—surprisingly, the reason doesn't have anything to do with the perpetual globetrotting of their family (though she did say the family rule is that if one of the parents is on location for longer than five days, "everybody's got to move in a traveling mass").
"I'm being very careful with their schooling, we're home-schooling especially when it comes to history, to make sure it's not one country's point of view of their country," she said. "Because it has to be very balanced and they have to learn about their country so they can form their own conclusions."
As for her and Brad, while they may have their political disagreements at times, Jolie shared her secret to a lasting relationship.
"I'm a strong believer that what keeps a great relationship is…your ethics are the same, the way you approach the world is the same. Not just your love of art, but your sense of what is right and wrong and your sense of the commitment your kids need from you, or your commitment to the rest of the world."
And their commitment to each other? Now that their kids are questioning why Brad has yet to put a ring on it, are there any plans for a future vow swap?
"The kids asked me the other day and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a 'big cake.' They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies or somebody's, you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married.
"We've explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have. Once you have six children, you're…you're committed."
Well played, Angie. We defy any star out there to dodge a question any better than that.