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'Dorky' parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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'Dorky' parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are "dorky" parents.

The 40-year-old actress - who raises kids Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, nine, and seven-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with her husband - insists she and her spouse lead a very ordinary life when they're not working and though the 'Moneyball' actor is a bigger "goof" than his wife, he says she always comes up with fun things for the family to do.

She said: "We wake up, we make breakfast. In our domestic life, we're Mom and Dad," Jolie said. "And often we're dorky Mom and Dad, which the kids find ridiculous."

Brad, 51, added: "When Angie has a day off, the first thing she does is get up and take the kids out.

"This is the most important 'to do' of the day. No matter how tired she might be, she plans outings for each and all. She has an incredible knack for inventing crazy experiences for them, something new, something fresh.

"I may be the bigger goof of the pair, but she invents the stage."

The couple believe their stable home life prevented shooting their new movie 'By the Sea' - in which they play a warring couple - taking its toll on their then-brand new marriage.

Angelina told WSJ magazine: "That might have been an absolute disaster. But as soon as we got home, it was bedtime stories, children's needs and problems, the fights they'd had during the day. We had to immediately snap back to something that was uniting and positive and loving."

And the 'Maleficent' star - who has had her ovaries and breasts removed to reduce her chances of contracting cancer after learning she was a high risk - never wants her kids to have to worry about her.

She said: "I want to make sure my kids are never worried about me. Even if I'm going through something, I make sure they are very aware that I'm totally fine. I'll stop and make a joke, I talk to them. I never, ever want them to have that secret worry and feel that they have to take care of me."