Washington, June 3 : Angelina Jolie was sure that she would end up marrying an Aid worker after her split from second hubby Billy Bob Thornton.
However, her plans changed drastically when the UN Goodwill ambassador met Brad Pitt after signing up to star alongside him in 'Mr and Mrs Smith', reports usmagazine.com.
"After my last divorce, I said I was absolutely going to marry somebody in another field, an aid worker or something. Then I met Brad, everything I wasn't looking for, but the best man, the best father I could possibly wish for, you know?" she reveals in July's Vanity Fair.
"I don't see him as an actor. I see him very much as a dad, as somebody who loves travel and architecture more than being in movies.
And even though he wasn't very publicly active when they met, Jolie reveals she fell for Pitt because of his commitment to humanitarian causes.
"Though he wasn't as publicly active. I found him to be very aware of the world, very curious, very compassionate," she says.
"In his private way, he had been doing a lot. When we met, we realized our common goals were that we both wanted to be involved in the world and see what we could do.
"When it comes to common goals - orphans, orphans' rights, children - we support each other. It brings us together and makes our relationship work."
As for marriage, well Jolie says she doesn't need a wedding ring to feel well and truly wed.
"People have made a lot out of it that we're not, but we both have been married before, and it's very easy to get married, but it's not easy to build a family and be parents together. And maybe we've done it backwards, but we certainly feel married."