Celebrity Parents Brad Pitt says kids are "a true joy" By Staff Author Published on July 17, 2006 12:21 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Actor Brad Pitt, 42 commented on a recent Today show interview that having children is a true joy: "It really changes your perspective on the world. You know, I’ve had my day. I made some films, and I’ve really had a very fortunate life, and it’s time for me to share that a little bit." He said that having children "completely changes your perspective and certainly takes the focus off yourself, which I’m really grateful for." He also commented on parenting: "You feel you want to be there and not miss out on anything. It’s a true joy (and) a very profound love. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever taken on," and on Shiloh: "Man, if I can get a burp out of that little thing I feel such a sense of accomplishment." Pitt has three children with partner Angelina Jolie – Maddox, 4 1/2, Zahara, 18 months and Shiloh, 2 months. Source: People Thanks to CBB readers Mary Beth, Bella, and Jennifer.