Why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are “More Interested in Each Other” Than Ever

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt talk about their relationship.
It has been almost 10 years since Angelina Jolie first met a then-married Brad Pitt on the set Mr. & Mrs. Smith. And according to the former, they couldn’t be “more interested in each other” these days.

Speaking with Elle, the Maleficent star explained just why she and Pitt are still going strong — despite all the backlash and hardships they’ve faced.

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“You get together and you’re two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy,” Jolie says of her fiancé. “After all these years, we have history, and when you have history with somebody, you’re friends in such a very real, deep way that there’s such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together.”

“I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person,” she continues, explaining her about her life before her husband-to-be came into the picture. “Having come from a broken home — you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them.”

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In regards to her infamous “bad girl” days and her previous marriages to Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie attributes those years as a time in which she was trying to find herself.

“It wasn’t a need to be destructive or rebellious—it’s that need to find a full voice, to push open the walls around you. You want to be free,” she says. “And as you start to feel that you are being corralled into a certain life, you kind of push against it. It may come out very strange, it may be interpreted wrong, but you’re trying to find out who you are.”

“I realized that very young — that a life where you don’t live to your full potential, or you don’t experiment, or you’re afraid, or you hesitate, or there are things you know you should do but you just don’t get around to them, is a life that I’d be miserable living, and the only way to feel that I’m on the right path is just to be true to myself, whatever that may be, and that tends to come with stepping out of something that’s maybe safe or traditional.”