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Here’s why Angelina Jolie refuses to put pressure on her children’s careers

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  • 'Her main goal is to teach them how to be compassionate, fearless, respectful, humble, and curious all at the same time’

    It must be difficult having high-achieving parents, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are no exception, having set the bar unrealistically high for their children.

    With multiple awards and achievements under their belts, it’s a lot to live up to for the Jolie-Pitt clan: Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

    Not only have Brad and Ange triumphed in Hollywood winning multiple Oscars and nominations between them, they have also succeeded in every career pool they have dipped their toes in, with Angelina alone being a celebrated, actress, filmmaker, humanitarian and even a wine producer.


    But it turns out Angelina won’t be competing with her children or putting any pressure on them to follow in her footsteps.

    In fact, it seems like she cares much more about her children’s personal traits rather than their academic ones and will support them whatever they choose to do.

    According to, a source close to Angelina explained, ‘Whatever the kids choose to do in life, be it acting, or writing, or waitressing, Angie will be fully behind them and support them 100 per cent.’

    The source continued: ‘She’s also telling them how smart and unique they are, and that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to. Her main goal is to teach them how to be compassionate, fearless, respectful, humble, and curious all at the same time.

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