Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Wrote Letters Only as they Worked on Separate WWII Films

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been together since 2005. They have a slew of kids, by birth and by adoption, and have worked out a routine and an understanding that works for both of them as actors, parents, and spouses.

In August of this year they married. Angeline Jolie said that her kids wrote their wedding vows.

“They did not expect us never to fight,” Jolie recently told Vanity Fair, “but they made us promise to always say, ‘Sorry,’ if we do. So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’”

Pitt recently told Hello! Canada that he did not realize that being married would do something to his relationship besides just the experience of a ceremony.

"We have six kids and our kids were asking [about a wedding], so we thought it would be a lovely thing to do with our family, and it was. But I was surprised afterwards that it is more than just a ceremony. I was surprised by the furthering of the depth of commitment.”

Pitt’s latest film Fury is set on World War II battlefields of Europe. Meanwhile, Jolie was working on directing her own film Unbroken, set in the Pacific theatre of the same war. Pitt says they chose to communicate in a unique way while they both worked on opposite sides of the world.

"We have email and we have Skype, but we thought it might be interesting to just write letters, as they had to at that time. They were gone for great amounts of time without communication with their loved ones, and we did that. I will tell you what’s amazing: you do communicate in a different way. It was an interesting and lovely surprise.”

Sine they have six kids, and normally do not take on principal role work at the same time, how did they handle these projects with the family?

"I would have half the kids with me and she would have half with her and we would find ways to figure out the conjugal visits and all that, but it was logistically challenging. I don’t want to do it again, let me just say that.”

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