Angelina Jolie Pitt: Why I'm Looking Forward To Growing Old With Brad

"We see the beauty in each other's changes," the By the Sea writer-director-star says of her husband.

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Angelina Jolie Pitt, isn’t worried about getting older. In fact, she embraces it.

Of course, one reason the writer-director-star is looking forward to growing old is because she gets to do it with her husband Brad Pitt. “Brad and I are fortunate because we see the beauty in each other’s changes,” Jolie-Pitt says.

The two star in the new movie By the Sea as a troubled married couple. Directed and written by Jolie Pitt, the movie was their first onscreen collaboration in 10 years, and she says working together strengthened their relationship. “It strengthens a relationship if you can pass those big fights and those big things where you really come head-to-head.”

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“As much as we can argue and fight, and we all have our challenges, at the end I say, ‘My job is to love him.'”

Jolie Pitt and Pitt, 51, got married in August 2014 after being together for nine years. They have six children: Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, 9, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 7.

She adds, “I’m more interested in his 50-year-old self than his 40 year-old-self. And then you look forward to even more years together.”

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