One of the most exhausting parts of the holidays for parents is keeping the rugrats entertained – the piles of sugary sweets and excitement over new toys is a recipe for tantrums so it’s best to stick them in the car and take them out for the day to tire them out so the evenings are a peaceful, adult-only zone.
And, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are no different, especially with six kids ranging from 12 to 5 years old and their team of nannies having time off because of the Christmas break.
So yesterday, they took the children to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – which is near their current temporary home on Australia’s Gold Coast – and they were even allowed to visit an area of the park which is not usually open to visitors.
Pax, 10, got to hold a baby kangaroo for a while (I hope they all washed their hands before heading to the nearest take-away place for food afterwards).
These family days out at theme parks are often never as fun as they seem and all of them look bored and tired, although maybe it’s the heat or the fact that Brad’s on edge because of the presence of paparazzi in the bushes, jet-lag and a post-Christmas day hangover.
Although maybe his water bottle contains a sneaky vodka and orange livener in it.
The most interesting thing is that Angelina, 38, appears to be showing off a new piece of jewellery – I’m betting that the ring on the middle finger of her right hand was a Christmas gift from Brad, 50.
I’ll try and find out and let you know, but presumably it’s a one-off bespoke Robert Procop-designed ring that cost a fortune and probably has some sort of hidden meaning behind it.
I wonder what Angie gave Brad as a festive gift?
- It’s a mega-celebration after all – Brad’s recent 50th birthday, Christmas, New Year and it being almost 10 years since they first met.
Oh and let’s not forget that they supposedly celebrate “Zahara’s Christmas” on January 8th (as well as the anniversary of Brad officially leaving Jen on January 7th) and the Buddhist water festivals for Maddox.
No wonder they all look so tired.