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!
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