November 13th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
Yes, Angelina Jolie realizes she's partnered with one of the sexiest men alive. But the actress tells the December issue of Vogue that it's not his looks that make her swoon.
"Well, he’s a handsome man," says the 35-year-old star of "The Tourist," before getting tongue-tied. "No, I think he’s an extremely sexy - extremely handsome and the most sexy... When I think about him, I just think of the man who’s such a great friend and such an extraordinary father. And that’s when I fall, you know, when I have my moments of getting – whoarr! - caught up in how much I love him… it’s usually when I see him with the children.”
For Jolie – who is mother to Maddox, 9, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2 - it's all about family, although she admits that even she didn't expect such a big brood.
“I only planned for two!” she says. “To each his own. It’s one of those things. How you build your family - you have to know what you’re capable of handling and how your children will relate to each other. Maybe if you have one child and that child has a lot of needs, you realize you cannot give more attention to another. Sometimes you just know as a parent. We felt we could handle more children, and we have a very happy, very full home."
The couple make it work by taking turns working, she explains. "One of us is always at home with the kids - always,” she says. “Taking them out to things and being there with them and bringing them to school or to the set to visit Mommy or Daddy.”
As for life at home, Jolie admits she isn't exactly a whiz in the kitchen.
"I’m getting better at bacon," she says, adding, "Pax is a better cook than me. Pax likes to cook. But I try to when I can. Any house that we’re in, we all chip in.
"But the kids are very sweet… so enthusiastic anytime I cook. Especially Maddox; he’s just this little man that’s very supportive of me - it’s like he’s raised me a bit. So I cooked them all breakfast before school this morning, and he has that kind of ‘Thanks, Mom! Good job!’”
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