Angelina Jolie’s kids eat crickets like Doritos

With a mother and father who are worth millions you’d expect Angelina Jolie’s boys Maddox and Pax would have quite an exotic palette.

Confirming that hunch, their Hollywood actress mother has revealed that her boys have developed a penchant for dried crickets.

The 36-year-old introduced the youngsters to the south-east Asian delicacy while they were away in Cambodia.

And, though she initially had to encourage her sons to eat the insects, they were soon eating so many that Angelina had to limit their intake.

In a video shot for Louis Vuitton’s Core Values campaign in Cambodia, she said, ‘My boys love to eat crickets. It’s their favourite thing.

‘When I first gave it to them…I wanted them not to be turned off by something that was of their culture. They ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn’t stop.

‘They brought to-go boxes home and I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from too many.’

But while crickets are a popular item on the menu at the Jolie-Pitt household, the star says her family’s adventurous tastes don’t go as far as to include other Cambodian delicacies such as tarantulas on a stick or spider soup.

She said, ‘I don’t know if I can get around the fur, but you gotta try everything.’

Insects aren’t new to Jolie’s menu though, according to the book, What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame, she is also quite partial to a cockroach.

Meanwhile, another unofficial book is making claims about the relationship between Brad and his partner Angelina Jolie.

The unauthorised book details a Hollywood producer’s former life as an Israeli secret agent and alleges he witnessed Brad and Angelina fall for each other on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith, while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston.

According to Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan, by Joseph Gelman and Meir Doron, ‘Milchan introduced Pitt to Jolie and immediately sensed that there was a spark between them.’

And, despite repeated denials from the couple that their romance began before Brad’s split with Aniston, the book alleges: ‘A passionate romance ensued, with one slight problem… Pitt was married to Aniston…when Aniston kicked Pitt out of the house, all hell broke loose.’

The book also alleges that Milchan said, ‘When I heard that Brad left home… I offered that he stay at my house in Malibu. He drove to the set… on a motorcycle, and he wore a wrap-around helmet with a tinted visor so no one could recognize him.’

by Lorelle Heath


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