As Brad and Angelina's family grows, so does the paparazzi's interest. The Jolie-Pitt children have grown up with photographers around every corner. "Their idea of the world is when we get in the car, we're going out, that there's 20 or 30 people there standing with cameras," Brad says. "They want to take your picture—this is their idea of the world at large."
Brad says living in a fishbowl can be hard on his kids. "We try to explain to them, 'Yeah, these people are a little funny, they kind of like taking pictures and they're a little weird. But it's all right.' And our little one, Zahara, said, 'Actually, Daddy, it's not all right.' And it gets to them."
Sticking together is a big part of Brad's plan to keep the family balanced. "They have their friends, and we try to keep as much normalcy as we can. And do things together, do things as a family," he says. Since the twins have joined the family, Brad says he and Angelina are focusing on making sure each child knows they are no less important. "It's worked out really well," Brad says. "They're really sweet with them and loving. They take care of them, and they have a real pride in it. It's really nice to see; they're amazing."
With cameras following their every move, you may think you know Brad and Angelina—but Brad says there is a side to Angelina that isn't shown in magazines and movies. "Usually when Angie's shot [for a magazine] she's seen as a femme fatale, and she does that very well. But she also has the biggest heart and just inexhaustible spirit and sweetness and goodness," he says. "She's an inexhaustible mother and great grace and the real glue of the family."
One of the surprises of fatherhood Brad says he's come to find is that his house is full of little comedians. "They're the funniest people I've ever met," he says. "They all have their own thing." Brad says Shiloh's new thing is that she'll only respond to the names John or Peter. "It's a Peter Pan thing," Brad says. "So we've got to call her John."
When it comes to bedtime, the joke's on Brad and Angelina. Brad says his kids trick them into having "slumber parties" at night. "They're trying to kill us, they really are," Brad jokes. "We'll get them to bed, read the stories, and then one will show up about a half hour later and can't sleep and wants to read books." Like clockwork, Brad says as soon as one child falls asleep, another will wake up. "I know they've got shifts," he jokes. "They've got it worked out, you know?"
"What's so interesting is that you seem happier than you've ever been," Oprah says.
"I dare say," Brad says.