Angelina Jolie Talks Brad Pitt Marriage: I Want to Be a “Better Wife,” Cook More!

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Angelina Jolie talked about her marriage to Brad Pitt in a new interview, saying she wants to be a better wife. Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress, noted director, passionate activist and humanitarian, and a loving mother to six children, but these days she’s on a quest to become the perfect wife. 

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“We have moments where I say, ‘I’m going to be a better wife! I’m going to learn to cook,’ and he says, ‘Oh honey, know what you’re good at, know what you’re not.’ He knows my limitations and where I’m a good wife and a good mom,” Jolie, 39, said of her new husband Brad Pitt in an interview with Tom Brokaw on Today on Tuesday, Nov. 25. 

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After almost 10 years together the couple decided to recommit to their union in the South of France this past August, officially tying the knot. 

“It did change [things],” Jolie admitted of finally marrying Pitt. “It was in just a feeling of that security and comfort that we always had, but recommitting after 10 years together. And we were fortunate enough to be in that unusual situation where we got married with our children, and they were a part of the ceremony and they wrote some of the vows. So it was all of us agreeing to be together and to commit to this life together — not because we had to, not because anything was missing in our lives, but because we were absolutely sure. It was really lovely, it was a lovely day.” Watch Jolie open up during the interview.

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Now the newlyweds are filming their first movie together since 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a Jolie-directed drama called By the Sea.

“The first one we did together we weren’t together, and it was a comedy and it had a lot of action and it was really fun,” she recalled. “Ten years on we’ve learned a lot about each other. It was a film about a very troubled marriage, and it felt like the appropriate thing to do on our honeymoon,” she joked. “We just wanted to be free, we wanted to play, we wanted to try new things, we wanted to push each other, we wanted to be artists and see what we could make.” 

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As for dealing with her husband as an actor, Jolie said she’s sure any frustrations were mutual. 

“I’m sure I had moments with the actor, and I’m sure he had many moments with the director,” she said, laughing. 

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