Back in the states after months in Venice, Italy, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie kicked off the Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday at a private beach party in Malibu, California. The entire gang was not there--onlyÂ their eldest sons Maddox, 8, and Pax, 6 came along for the fun and frolic on the beach. (Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 22 months, stayed behind.)
Margarita in hand, a relaxed DaddyÂ Pitt, 46, made the party rounds with Jolie, 34, drinking white wine at his side the entire time. The two were quite affectionate: "Brad was very affectionate," a witness tells UsMagazine.com. "He put his arm on Angie's wrist and was always rubbing her back or resting his hand on her shoulder."Â The kids took their boogie boards into the water. "Brad and Angelina were watching and pointing with big smiles on their faces," the observer says. "At one point, Pax was packingÂ sand between his hands to make a ball and then throwing it as far asÂ he could." The kids "seemed independent and did their ownÂ thing without ever having to check in with their parents," the source said.
Clearly, all those rumors of rifts and anger that permeated their trip to Venice while Jolie was shooting THE TOURIST with Johnny Depp are wrong! Doesn't it sound like they are a caring couple and family? Maybe being back on beautiful home turf makes a difference to this international family, even though they claim to be so happy traveling around the world.