Angelina Jolie takes Pax to visit his grandmother in Vietnam

"We owe Vietnam a visit because Pax is due." Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt make knowing their cultural heritage a priority for all of their children

By Haley Overland
Angelina Jolie takes Pax to visit his grandmother in Vietnam

Hello! Canada Magazine (

Okay, okay, I'm sold. I'm letting go of all resentment toward Brad (throwing out my Team Aniston tee...), and I'm now officially on board with Brangelina.

I mean, you can't not admire them. As over-the-top as they seem, and as much as people like to make a joke out of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their many many kids, the world-famous actors appear to be making parenting their priority, and they're showing the world the beauty and joy of international adoption: Brad wants to stop acting in three years, he recently said, to make pancakes with his kids (among other things); and according to our friends at Hello! Canada Magazine, Angelina's said she "wants to create a rainbow family....That's children of different religions and cultures from different countries. Actually, I'd love to have seven, a small football team."

Recently they travelled to Tokyo as a family for the Japanese premiere of Brad's blockbuster Moneyball. And apparently no one was happier about the Asian excursion than the Jolie-Pitt kids ? Maddox (10), Pax (7), Zahara (6), Shiloh (5) and Knox and Vivienne (3).

"We love being in Japan," Angelina (36) said, as she graced the red carpet in a red Versace dress (checkit in the latest Hello! ? it's fabulous...!), "Our kids are so happy today."

But no one was happier than Pax because the family took a special trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where Angelina and Brad adopted the then-three-year-old in 2007.

Angelina and Pax explored the city alone together while Brad stayed back with the others at a luxurious resort in the Condao Islands. Indeed, Us Weekly has since learned that Angelina took Pax to visit his grandmother Nhan Dung for the day. "It was a one day visit," a source told Us. "Nhan was looking forward to it after Pax had lived so many years abroad."

See? Amazing! I'm so sold....

"Everyone takes their turns in their country," Angelina says in the latest issue of Hello! Canada Magazine (on stands now). And she described how each of the kids has their country's flag over their bed. Shiloh, for example, calls Africa her home, since she was born in Namibia. "They are all learning about each other's cultures as well as being proud of their own."

For more of this story, and more glam pics of Ang and Brad on the red carpet, check out the latest issue of Hello! Canada Magazine now!

xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Nov 22, 2011

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