Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Were “Aiming for a Dozen” Kids

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Halfway there! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may already have six kids, but that was not the original plan. The hunky dad revealed just how many little ones the couple actually wanted while promoting his new film The Big Short.

"Listen, Angie and I were aiming for a dozen, but we crapped out after six," Pitt, 51, told The Telegraph on Saturday, Nov. 28. "Everyone talks about the joy of having kids — blah, blah, blah. But I never knew how much I could love something until I looked in the faces of my children."

Pitt and Jolie, 40 — who tied the knot in August 2014 — are parents to Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, 9, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 7. Pitt joked that fatherhood is "total chaos," but it's also "so much fun" at the end of the day.

"[There's] a lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing," he told The Telegraph. "A lot of teeth-brushing and spilling."

Pitt — who is big brother of siblings Doug, 49, and Julie, 46 — learned a lot from his parents, William and Jane, while growing up. So much so, that he's adopted his dad's parenting approach.

"One thing my folks always stressed was being capable, doing things for yourself. He was really big on integrity — and that informed a lot of what [we] try to do now," Pitt explained. "I feel like my job is to show 'em around, help them find what they want to do with their life, put as many things in front of them, and pull them back when they get out of line, so they know who they are."

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