Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s worst nightmare has come true: their eldest child, 12-year-old Maddox Jolie-Pitt, has asked them about Jennifer Aniston.
Brad and Angelina have reportedly kept a tight ship around Internet and tabloid exposure for their children, but with Maddox growing up, making his own friends and starting to live his own life, there’s only so much they can insulate him from. Although they reportedly put an Internet block around Jennifer Aniston’s name, Maddox reportedly found out about her from one of his friends.
When Maddox was hanging out with his friend, his friend reportedly showed him an online article about the Brad-Angelina-Jennifer love triangle. According to Wendy Williams, Maddox reportedly went home and asked his parents about who Jennifer Aniston was, to which Angelina supposedly ran out of the room in shock and made Brad answer Maddox.
I don’t know how much longer Angelina and Brad were planning to keep Maddox and their children under the veil, but if the answer’s not coming from them, the kids might find out through the Internet, their friends, or through the tabloids. It’s infinitely worse if they find out through the Internet or tabloids, because they’ll get the Gossipy-twisted version of the love triangle. At least if Brad and Angelina tell them the truth, they’ll have something to fall back on.
Besides, it’s only going to get worse when Maddox and the rest of the kids get older. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are the most famous celebrity couple in the world, and the speculation’s not going to die down for another few years, at least. That means that whatever they do, they need to keep in mind that their children will be exposed to it a lot quicker than they would have twenty years ago.