The Jolie-Pitts Are a Bunch of Cut-Ups

Janie Marcus / October 13, 2008

Despite not sharing a gene pool, Angelina Jolie and her adopted seven-year-old son Maddox seem to share certain characteristics—such as a fondness for weaponry.

In the newest, breast-happy issue of W, Jolie reveals that Maddox has developed an appreciation for guns and knives. The proud mama has helped him start a dagger collection as part of a family tradition.

“My mom took me to buy my first daggers when I was 11 or 12,” Jolie reveals to the magazine. “And I’ve already bought Maddox some things. We take him to a special shop.”

Jolie adds that the knives she buys for the tot have dulled blades, and that lectures on violence are a part of each purchase. But the two “also talk about samurais and about the idea of defending someone as good. We talk about everything.”

It’s so nice to see a family forging such solid bonds. And, while having a knife collection in the house probably isn’t the wisest idea for a woman in Jolie’s alleged condition, she’s probably comforted to know that she’ll have a new addition to her domestic security team before too long.