Hedi Slimane for ELLE
In Elle's June issue, the Maleficent star explains why she and Pitt are "more interested in each other" than ever. "You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy," Jolie says of her fiancé, whom she met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. "After all these years, we have history, and when you have history with somebody, you're friends in such a very real, deep way that there's such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together."
Long before Pitt entered the picture, Jolie envisioned a very different life for herself. "I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person," the Unbroken director says. "Having come from a broken home—you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don't look for them." (Her parents, Jon Voight and the late Marcheline Bertrand, separated in 1976 and divorced in 1980; Jolie and her dad were estranged for many years.)