Alexei Hay/Marie ClaireIf you can't picture Angelina Jolie yukking it up with a bunch of gal pals over lunch and a manicure, well, that's because she doesn't do it. "I don't really have girlfriends in movies, if you've noticed," she says in the January issue of Marie Claire. "Well, I have a few girlfriends. I just ... I stay home a lot. I'm just not very social. I don't do a lot with them, and I'm very homebound."
Her partner of more than six years, Brad Pitt, with whom she has three adopted and three biological children, is clearly a big part of the allure of home. "[Brad} has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear," she gushes. "I suppose what I've learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I'm very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn't have that without him."
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That brood includes Maddox, 10; Pax, 8; Zahara, 6; Shiloh, 5; and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, who, Jolie shares with the magazine, are very different. "Knox is very much a dude … very physical, tough." While Jolie -- who makes her directorial debut with the intense "In the Land of Blood and Honey" later this month -- admits she's never been much of a "girly-girl," little Vivienne certainly is: "Vivi will pick flowers from the garden and put them in her hair. She likes to get her nails done and collects stuffed animals. It's funny for me to have to buy all things pink and watch princess movies!
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Jolie also reveals in the interview that her highly publicized estranged relationship with her father, actor Jon Voight, has gotten better … somewhat.
"He's met the kids and they've met him, and I think that's important that they can do that. We're in each other's lives, but we don't as a rule discuss the past," she explains.
And for those wondering if the Jolie-Pitt clan will be getting even bigger in the future, well, never say never. "Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don't know," says the 36-year-old. "I could end up pregnant."