Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Wanted To Have 12 Kids

You know, a classic dozen.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had big plans for a big family. 

While the the A-list couple currently has six children -- Maddox, 14, Pax, 12, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, 9, and Knox and Vivienne, 7-year-old twins -- Pitt revealed in a new interview with The Telegraph that the couple originally had even higher numbers in mind.  

"Listen, Angie and I were aiming for a dozen, but we crapped out after six," he said. 

The star went on to recall enjoying interactions he had with the family of a college friend who had seven siblings. 

"His mom would be making breakfast for everyone, throwing eggs and pancakes around, and I thought, that’s the way I want to do it."

Elsewhere in the interview, Pitt opens up about working with Jolie on her new film, "By The Sea," in which they co-star and Jolie wrote and directed. Earlier this month, the two posed at the premiere of the title outside the Directors Guild of America Theatre in New York. 

"I’ve worked with some really great directors, and I’m really choosy about them, because they’re telling the story at the end of the day," Pitt told Telegraph. "I need to know I’m in good hands, and I trust Angie with my life. I love her instincts."

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