For someone who always complains about press intrusion into her personal life, Angelina Jolie doesn't half spend a lot of time talking about her personal life to the press – like telling Reader's Digest about how deliberate it was when she got pregnant.
According to a new interview, Angelina Jolie has made it clear that she absolutely intended to fall pregnant with baby Shiloh Nouvel last year, saying that the sight of Brad Pitt playing with her adopted kids made her want to get pregnant. It's a beautiful story, that's for sure, and it's a lot sweeter than Angelina Jolie admitting that she wanted to get knocked up as fast as possible just to piss Jennifer Aniston off. Not that we're saying that's true of course, although it probably is.
When you look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's beautiful family there's one odd one out. No, not Angelina Jolie's newest adopted baby Pax Thien, who's still dizzy from having his name changed three times in three years – we mean baby Shiloh Nouvel, the baby that Angelina Jolie adopted out of her uterus.
Shiloh Nouvel is the only biological baby of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; the baby that was born in Namibia, quickly whored out to a magazine and quickly transformed into a clump of wax. Shiloh Nouvel will always have a special place in the heart of Angelina Jolie – not just because she caused a doctor to slash Angelina's belly open but because, as the only biological baby of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Shiloh stands as the ultimate expression of love between the two vapid stars of Mr & Mrs Smith.
Although when Angelina Jolie fell pregnant with Shiloh Nouvel most people thought that it was all just a big accident – a shotgun rebound knocking up that came seconds after Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie – Angelina has spoken to Reader's Digest, telling the publication just how deliberate the pregnancy was. Sky quotes:
"Before I met Brad, I always said I was happy never to have a child biologically. He told me he hadn't given up that thought. Then, a few months after Z (adopted daughter Zahara) came home, I saw Brad with her and Mad, and I realised how much he loved him, that a biological child would not in any way be a threat. So I said, 'I want to try.'"
And for all we know, this heartwarming tale of deliberate pregnancy might all be true. And even if it's all lies, at least Angelina Jolie has avoided the Britney Spears trap of loudly declaring her baby to be a massive mistake – no doubt saving Shiloh Nouvel a lot of time spent in therapy as an adult. True, she'll still need therapy for the guilt of being the only biological child in a family of adoptees, for never staying in one town long enough to make real friends with anyone and for having the stupidest name in the history of effing world, but you take what you can get, right?