Brad Pitt Says He and Angelina Jolie Originally Wanted Way More Than Six Kids

If you think Brad and Angie have a lot of kids now, wait till you hear their original plan.

ShilohViviennePaxZaharaMaddox, Knox, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie currently make up the close-knit family. But if what Brad says is true, there could have been even more names on that list if things were a little different.

While promoting his new movie The Big Short, Brad joked with The Telegraph, “Listen, Angie and I were aiming for a dozen, but we crapped out after six.”

“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,” he told the publication on Nov. 28. “[There’s] a lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing… A lot of teeth-brushing and spilling.”

Meanwhile, Angelina says if their kids want to follow in their footsteps in Hollywood, she and Brad will encourage them to have a backup plan.

“We’ve always said, if they want to act, we won’t let them only act, because it’s not enough,” she told the Radio Times back in Dec. 21014.

“They’ll have to find a real job at the same time. But I’m hoping that when they see all the other things in the world, they’ll be inspired to be writers, politicians, activists. They’re very individual people. So I imagine they’re not going to follow their mum and dad.”