A glimpse of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s fascinating family life was revealed by the Indigenous art teacher the couple hired to teach an art class for their six children. Bibi Barba was told she was teaching a “very high-profile” client’s children, but she never expected A-lister Angelina to casually open the door for a lesson with Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, ten, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
Speaking to Australia’s Woman’s Day, Bibi recalled the moment she arrived at James Packer’s $40million Sydney mansion where the world-famous family were staying in secret for the premiere of Unbroken last year.
Angelina, dressed in black jeans and a black T-shirt greeted her in the marble foyer, her hands pressed together in a prayer-like position. “Yours in the most ancient culture in the world,” she said to Bibi, bowing her head. “I want to learn about your culture.”
She then added with a warm smile: “My home is your home, Please, just call me Ange.”
Bibi said that Shiloh excitedly introduced herself, beaming up as she said, “I’m Shi!”, while her little sister Vivienne added, “I’m Vi-vi!”
The Queensland-raised artist then spent the day teaching the children all about Aboriginal art. She said that the youngsters were watched carefully by six women – they each have an American minder – who surrounded them in a semi-circle offering support and guidance.
At the end of the day, proud mom Angelina came to look over her children’s Aboriginal art. “You can see she’s taught them we’re all human, and we might come from different parts of the world, but we’ve got to show each other love and respect,” Bibi added.
Brad and Angelina were married at their French estate, Chateau Miravel, in August 2014 – as featured exclusively in HELLO!. Their children played an integral part in the day – including Angelina’s bridal look. The star chose to wear a veil that was decorated with colourful drawings created by her six children.
“I wanted the kids to be a part of everything including the dress, because that’s our family; that represents the way we live our life together,” Angelina told HELLO!.