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Jolie was scared of motherhood

sex-and-relationships Updated: Aug 22, 2013 14:31 IST

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Actress Angelina Jolie was scared of motherhood before she adopted Maddox because she felt unsure of herself. reports her saying: "I was always considered so dark and I thought maybe I shouldn't be someone's mom because I'm not so sure about it myself - am I going to be the best mom?" <b1>

She felt this way till 2002, just before she went to Cambodia to adopt her first child. But her fears abated when she held her son in her arms.

She said: "They put him Maddox in my arms and I stared at him and I started crying and he smiled. I hadn't held children before in my life. The fact that this little kid seemed so at ease gave me the courage to feel I could make him happy and so we became a family."

Jolie and her partner, actor Brad Pitt, have since adopted two more kids and have one of their own.