Jolie is more than just a number
This intriguing super mom and superstar has a story beyond the big screen. She is a U.S., Cambodian, and honorary European citizen. She shared a private decision to undergo a double mastectomy with the rest of the world. She is a licensed pilot and bears 13 tattoos, including geographical coordinates of the birthplaces of her children and husband.
Angelina Jolie. Her name sums up every sentence in any story. But the superstar is more than just a household name. She is also a super mom to three adopted and three biological children – all of which are homeschooled. Her demeanor appears mellow and levelheaded, as she is often seen traipsing around the globe with her entire brood. And when questioned about her thoughts on motherhood and superstardom, she has a common sense approach to the flexibility that celebrity provides.
“I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn’t complain. Consider all the people who really struggle and don’t have the financial means, don’t have the support, and many people are single raising children. That’s hard.”
Of course, you can’t mention Angelina Jolie without recognizing her professional clout. Box office revenues have secured her spot in the top ten list of highest paid actors. For a female movie star whose last movie was four years ago, that is a tough feat.
Jolie has loyal fans of all ages, and this past weekend they flocked to movie screens to see the super mom as the quasi-villain in a twist on the famed Sleeping Beauty fairytale. Maleficent is the biggest opening ever for the super mom. It grossed $70 million in its first weekend. Watching Jolie bring the godmother-esque character to life is magic. I am sure all moms have that super power!
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