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'I don't really have girlfriends': Why Angelina Jolie doesn't make time for other women

By Rachel Marlowe

Stunner: Angelina Jolie looks gorgeous as she poses in the cover of the latest issue of Marie Claire magazine

With beauty, wealth and a gorgeous family, Angelina Jolie seems to have it all.

But the actress has confessed there is at least one thing missing in her life - female friends.

In an interview with the new issue of U.S. Marie Claire, she spoke frankly to the magazine about her lack of female confidantes.

'It was nice for me to play with other girls; I don't really have girlfriends in movies, if you've noticed, ' she said.

'Well, I have a few girlfriends, I just... I stay at home a lot. I'm just not very social. I don't do a lot with them, and I'm very homebound.'

The actress, director and mother-of six, who looks stunning in a blue top and gold statement ring, has previously bemoaned the fact that she really only chats with her partner, Brad Pitt.

'I'll talk to my family,' said the actress, 'I talk to Brad ... But I don't know, I don't have a lot of friends I talk to. He is really the only person I talk to.

Angelina's reputation as the ultimate man-eater and husband-stealer may account for her lack of gal pals.

She famously enticed Brad away from his wife, Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina’s second husband Billy Bob Thornton broke off his engagement to Laura Dern to elope with his Pushing Tin co-star.

Multi-tasker: The actress and mother of 6 made her directorial debut this month with In the Land of Blood and Honey, her film about the war in Bosnia

One of the few close female friends that is not deterred by Angelina's reputation is singer Gwen Stefani.

Earlier this year the A-listers were spied with Gwen Stefani getting together at Gwen's home in London for a fun-filled playdate .

'All of the kids are very close in age. They've attended each other's birthday parties and gotten together several times at each other's homes,' a source to Yahoo news at the time.

The pair have been friends since 1998. 'Somehow Gwen and I keep ending up pregnant at the exact same time,' Jolie has explained.

Black tie: Angelina looked chic in a velvet tuxedo-style suit as she went out for dinner in New York

Best known for action films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Wanted, Angelina also reveals that she may want to move on from acting.

'I woke up one day realizing, God, I'm an actor,' she said, 'I don't think I intended to be an actor. I think my mother wanted it for me.

'I loved telling stories, and I enjoyed the profession, but is it too late to be something else?'

Calling the shots: Angelina revealed in the interview that she may want to move away from acting

When asked whether she and partner Brad Pitt were planning to extend their already considerable brood, she would only say: 'Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don't know. I could end up pregnant."

And Angelina credits Brad with helping her juggle her career with raising children.

'I have a wonderful partner in Brad and we take turns working always,' she said in the interview

The star also touched on the subject of her children wanting her to marry long-term love Brad, 47.

'They have mentioned it, yes,' she admitted.

Mr & Mrs: Angelina is still reluctant to marry her partner, actor Brad Pitt

She also opened up about her daughter Vivienne being a 'girly girl', divulging; 'She is so elegant and delicate. Vivi will pick flowers from the garden and put them in her hair.'

'She likes to get her nails done and collects stuffed animals'

She added: 'It's very funny for me to have to buy all things pink and watch princess movies!'

'Knox' she says however, 'is very much a dude. Very physical, tough. He loves dinosaurs and swords

Family outing: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took their six children to FAO Schwarz in New York yesterday

She also gushed about her happiness saying: 'Brad has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear.

'I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own.'

'I’m very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him.'

Director's cut: Angelina has been heavily promoting her new project which will be in cinemas later this month

Speaking about the subject of her film Jolie said: 'I think it's still hard to understand what happened and how it could happen 40 minutes away from Italy in the '90s at the time Schindler's List came out."

Explaining the inspiration for the movie she said: 'It began as a private exercise, an excuse to get out some of my frustrations wthe international community and justice issues.'

'Some of the very darkest sections of the film were conceived in Shiloh's art class; I was in the back waiting for the kids to finish,' she added darkly.

The Hollywood star has also revealed she plans to do another war film focusing on Afghanistan, where she made humanitarian trips to recently.

In the Land of Blood and Honey is is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 23.

The new issue of Marie Claire is on newsstands Tuesday December 13.



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