Move over. Nadya Suleman: There’s about to be a new Octomom in Hollywood. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt already have their hands full with six kids, three biological and three adopted, but the couple are making plans to add two more children to their brood and bring the total to eight. A source close to Jolie and Pitt said that the Hollywood power couple is also looking to make this happen as soon as possible.
Speaking to British tabloid The Sun, the insider said that they are hoping to have one more biological child and then adopt a girl from Jordan. “Angie and Brad’s attitude towards kids is the more the better and that once you have several, a few makes no more difference,” said the source. “She has been particularly touched by the situation in Syria and wants to adopt a child from Jordan to do her bit to help. The publicity would help draw the world’s attention to what’s going on there.”
While adopting a child from Jordan would be difficult for many, Jolie has the ultimate connection through her friendship with the country’s Queen Rania. It’s also likely that the actress is planning to adopt a girl from Jordan at roughly the same time she gives birth to her next child; she has reportedly been eating a diet rich in potassium to help with the process.
The source said that Jolie and Pitt’s decision to have more children and their impending wedding this summer in the south of France is a direct result of Jolie’s recent double mastectomy. “Angie and Brad are even more into their family after her recent health scare. It has focused them on what’s important in life,” he said. The couple already have three adopted children — sons Maddox and Pax, and daughter Zahara. Jolie gave birth to daughter Shiloh in 2006 and then twins in 2008 — son Knox and daughter Vivienne.
Jolie is also continuing her ongoing humanitarian work by speaking yesterday in front of the United Nations as a special envoy for refugees, urging nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority. “If the council sets rape and sexual violence as a serious priority, it will become one and progress will be made. If you do not, this horror will continue,” she said. Shortly after her speech, the council adopted a legal resolution that demanded the end of all forms sexual violence by all parties to armed conflict.
Meanwhile, Pitt is also enjoying success with his latest film World War Z. The movie has already grossed over $112 million at the box office and Paramount announced they are already moving forward with a sequel.