Angelina Jolie, has opened up about becoming a mother for the first time, saying that in her twenties, she never wanted to be pregnant.

Speaking to CTV News she said:

“It’s strange, I never wanted to have a baby. I never wanted to be pregnant. I never babysat. I never thought of myself as a mother.”

It was a trip to Cambodia 16 years ago for her film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider that changed everything for her.

“When I first came to Cambodia, it changed me. It changed my perspective,” she recalled.

“I realised there was so much about history that I had not been taught in school, and so much about life that I needed to understand, and I was very humbled by it,” she continued.


While playing with children at a Cambodian school, “it was suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country, somewhere.”

She adopted Maddox in 2002, and a year later opened a foundation in his name in northwestern, Battambang province, which helps fund health care, education and conservation projects in rural Cambodia.

I must admit I often thought about having twins when I was a kid. I soon changed my mind when I grew up!

Did you always want to be a mum?

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  • Yes I have always wanted to be a mum.


  • lol yeah some people do take awhile to warm up to the idea of kids


  • I have always wanted to be a mum for as long as I can remember.


  • Funnily enough, I always imagined I would be a Mum at some time in my future. As a child, I used to always claim that I would have 13 children. I just loved that number! I wasn’t overly maternal though. The reality was that I was happily married and very happy in my career. My Mum always joked that I was the career woman in the family as if it was a cross to bear. It was only when my Dad passed away that I then realised the family tree had changed and having a child became really important to me. It wasn’t easy though and I am a Mum to a wonderful teen son. Certainly not the 13 I had expected, but life didn’t play out that way.


  • Oh yes, motherhood always has attracted me and being a mum is such a blessing !


  • Well she has certainly made a good job of it now. Well done


  • There has never ever been a doubt in my mind about being a mother. Everyday I thank the LORD that I was able to when I was told by doctors that I never would. I had four children, (one miscarriage, which still upsets me to this day), and if I had the chance to do it all over again I would. I took motherhood very seriously. Never once did I think it was boring being at home with my children, I loved to be and I loved them. I was the one that got to experience all of their achievements and growth indicators. Granted, the sleepless nights weren’t enjoyable, nevertheless I never had a mother to come home to who would make me afternoon tea and invite me to share my day at school with her. My mother worked long hours and I missed that. So, I made a promise to myself and the LORD that if he ever allowed me to be a mother, I would stay home with them and take care of them myself. And I have fulfilled that promise in both ways, never regretting it once. It was all I ever dreamed about when I was a child. I also wanted to house with the husband, but that part failed because when another person doesn’t want to be with you and chooses someone else instead of you and his family, there is nothing you can do but accept and try valiantly to be brave and move on with your life. So I was a single mother with three children, but I taught them well, how to respect others and themselves and showered them with love. I may not have been able to shower them with material items, but I hope and believe what I have instilled in their lives, will stay with them throughout their challenges and the decisions they make. Motherhood is a worthy career and no one should ever make any woman feel that she is less of a person for doing so. I have always said, “The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.” Hooray for motherhood.


  • I always wanted to be a mum and housewife and be loved… I adore A J for her incredible passion and follow through of her passions


  • That’s so interesting. Yes I always wanted to be a mum


  • I never wanted kids & told my mum not to expect grandkids from me…flash forward 10 years & im now a mum to 2….still not sure what I’m doing half the time lol!


  • Every time I looked at my mum, the thought of never be able to be as good as her made me feel that I will be a terrible mother figure.


  • I never thought about it when I was younger; the thought scared me! I guess it’s normal both ways.


  • I never ever thought about being a mum – but am so glad I am and love all of them so much. I had 4 under 6, but although a handful, I wouldn’t change anything.


  • Always, I didn’t dream of my wedding or having a partner but I always wanted to be a Mum.


  • I never really put too much thought into it. But have always loved kids and they have always loved me so when I was pregnant at 16 no one was surprised but me.


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