August 13th, 2010
01:04 PM ET
As Andrew Morton’s new Angelina Jolie exposé is poised to hit No. 3 on the New York Times Best-Seller list, the actress is also doing a bit of a tell-all herself.
In the latest issue of the U.K.’s Stylist magazine, the “Salt” star opens up about her romance with Brad Pitt and how she knew he was “The One.”
Despite ongoing reports that she and Pitt, 46, began their love affair during the making of 2005’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” – while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston, 41 – Jolie once again insists that she’s no homewrecker. "We became friends on the film set,” she says, “but [the relationship] began after."
And following a string of flings and failed marriages to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, it just felt natural to settle down with partner Pitt. "At a certain age, having gone through enough experiences, I think you know,” Jolie, 35, explains of realizing that her "Mr. Smith" was Mr. Right. “It wasn't courageous, it was more comforting to have found my family."
All seven members (and counting). The mother of Maddox, 9, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2, admits that having such a big brood leaves the couple with very little intimate time, but they get by with a little help from their friends.
Says Jolie, "Once every week or two weeks we'll ask somebody to spend the night, so we can go and be alone together. We just go to another part of the house and lock the door."
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