WHEN he dumped everybody's favourite Friend and went off with his S&M-loving, twice divorced co-star, Hollywood feared the worst for Brad Pitt. As with Tom Cruise's recent career meltdown, they thought his good guy image would be tarnished for ever. But following a tumultuous couple of years in which his four-year marriage to Jennifer Aniston ended and he had a baby with Angelina Jolie - he has emerged triumphant. Lol, this sentence is great. He sounds like such a slut.
Today, the lurid headlines are behind him. And the Hollywood hunk who has dated some of cinema's most glamorous stars - Juliette Lewis (!!!), Robin Givens and Gwyneth Paltrow - is now a contented father-of-three with designs on extending his brood.
"I'm not joking around," he says. "I have three kids now and next year I'll have six. Nine. We're looking for a soccer team. I want to compete in the next World Cup." Eh, creepy.
Brad goes on and on about the joys of fatherhood.
"The change [in my life] has been immense. I've become a father, turned 40, and I've become more clear on the direction that I'd like to take and the things that speak to me. In my younger days I was more of a drifter. I'd try many things - I'd try anything. But now there's a real pride in understanding myself and what's important to me and my own values. [Being a parent] makes you more efficient because you do everything faster. There's no time for messing around. I still value the work I do, but at the same time I value more getting home to the kids. It somehow makes my work mean more because I know somewhere down the road that my kids will see it. That is the way I approach everything now. Maybe it was turning 40 as well. There were certain things I wanted to attack and it seems to work. I go back to the kids and it just makes me more efficient and I get the things done that I like to get done, whereas before I probably meandered and drifted more." (Read: 'Whereas before, I was way more likely to have extramarital affairs. Now, not so much.)
Read the Full, Long as hell article here.
Why are most of my posts about Brad and his desire for babies? I scare myself.