Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are planning to send their three youngest children to the same preschool.
The couple – who have enrolled their six-year-old adopted son Maddox, in a private New York school – want their two-year-old adopted Ethiopian daughter Zahara, three-year-old adopted Vietnamese son Pax and 16-month-old daughter Shiloh to share their first experience of school together.
Angelina and Brad – who are currently residing at the actress’ Manhattan condominium - were overhead at the US Open tennis tournament in New York discussing their plans.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: “Angelina and Brad talked about the kids and how Maddox is very excited to be going to school in New York. Angelina said the three youngest would be going to preschool together this year."
Maddox, who Angelina adopted from Cambodia, began classes at the $18,000-a-year Lycée Francais de New York school last Tuesday (04.09.07). Angelina and Brad both accompanied Maddox to the Manhattan school - where lessons are all taught in French and based on France's curriculum - for his first day. Brad had a special treat for Maddox after he finished his first day - he took him to see the New York Yankees' baseball game later that evening.
Angelina Jolie insists she and Brad Pitt will “grow old together”.The Oscar-winning beauty says Brad is the only man that has ever truly understood her, and she loves him more and more each day.Dismissing rumours the couple’s romance has problems, Angelina said: “These rumours don’t affect you if you don’t pay attention to them. Brad is the first man to understand me and give the impression we are a team. Honesty and trust are fundamental. He shares my point of view.“The most important thing is being able to grow old together.”Angelina – who met Brad on the set of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ in 2004 while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston – admits there were problems at first.She added in an interview with France’s Gala magazine: “I recognise there were times when he wanted me to open up, but it is sometimes difficult to do that to the person who shares your nights.”Despite the initial difficulties, Angelina – who has been married twice – says Brad is the ideal man, because he loves being a father.Angelina gushed: “He is the best father one could wish for. I was resigned to being a single mother, and then he came into my life. I didn’t expect him to invest so much time in the role of head of the family. “He is one of those fathers who knows how to make up bottles of milk, knows how to potty train and all the rest. He is the ideal lover.”