Six is enough for now! Despite reports that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are looking to grow their brood once more, the superstar couple don’t have any immediate plans to adopt from Cambodia, a spokesperson for the country's government said on Wednesday, January 13.
“I saw [the news] on Facebook, but actually it’s just a rumor,” Sao Samphois, a spokesperson for the ministry’s Inter-Country Adoption Administration said in a statement to the Phnom Penh Post.
Jolie, 40, visited Cambodia last month, sparking rumors that she and Pitt, 52, are looking to adopt from the country. The Oscar-winning actress adopted eldest son, Maddox, now 14, from the country in 2002.
Samphois pointed out that there are currently no legal ways that the couple could take such an action, however.
“The adoption between the two countries is not yet open,” Samphois added. According to the Phnom Penh Post, America suspended adoptions from Cambodia in the early aughts over “trafficking concerns.”
The By the Sea costars are also the parents of Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, 9, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 7.
In November, Pitt joked to The Telegraph that their original plan involved a lot more kids, but ultimately, the demands of parenthood threw a wrench in their ambitions.
“Listen, Angie and I were aiming for a dozen, but we crapped out after six,” he said. “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. … [There’s] a lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing. A lot of teeth-brushing and spilling.”
In July, the Big Short actor got a tattoo on his forearm representing each member of the Jolie-Pitt clan.
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