May 30th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
Although Brad Pitt has said he and Angelina Jolie wouldn't get married until gay couples could legally wed, the actor now seems to have changed his outlook on saying "I do."
"The kids ask about marriage. It's meaning more and more to them," he tells USA Weekend. "So it's something we've got to look at."
And Pitt's children—Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne—mean the world to him, he says.
“Kids hold up a mirror to you,” Pitt explains in the interview. “You can't make excuses. You've got to make sure they've brushed their teeth and eaten a good breakfast. You want to be present if they wake up with a bad dream."
The "Tree of Life" star admits life at home "seems a bit extreme," but, he adds, "I like extremes. I guess I've always operated that way."
Though the family lives their lives under a microscope, Pitt says, "Angie and I do everything we can to carve out some semblance of normalcy for them, to re-create the kinds of moments that were special for us. It's not unusual for the kids to be covered in paint. We have mud fights. It's chaos from morning until the lights go out, and sometimes after that."
While being surrounded by six little ones may keep them busy, the couple always make it a point to find some alone time.
"There are no secrets at our house,” Pitt says. "We tell the kids, 'Mom and Dad are going off to kiss.' They go, 'Eww, gross!' But we demand it."
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