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Never, ever let me go!

Brad Pitt escorted and supported love Angelina Jolie at Monday's NYC premiere of her film The Tourist.

Jolie, 35, dazzled on the red carpet in an ivory low-cut Atelier Versace gown with a thigh-high slit and Ferragamo pumps. Her man, 46, showed his appreciation by holding her hand -- and firmly squeezing her booty while hundreds of flashbulbs popped.

Even with six young children to look after, Jolie has said that romantic alone time with Pitt, her partner of five years, is crucial.

"You have to make time when you are not Mom and Dad once in a while," she told The Daily Mail. "I think for anybody who has kids, the most important thing is that you love your children, but you also have to stay focused on each other so that you stay strong. And you staying strong as a couple keeps the kids in an even better place."