Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Brad, Angelina in White House trip

angelina.jpg
white-house.jpg

The White House has seen many glamorous visitors in its time - and its latest guests, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, certainly didn't let the side down.

The A-list power couple popped by the Oval Office earlier this week to discuss humanitarian issues with the president.

Angelina, a Humanitarian Ambassador for the UN, has long been a supporter of the Obama administration although she recently expressed frustration over its progress on certain issues.

"I think there are many, many things I think have gone in a wonderful direction, and there are a few things I am disappointed in, but I don't feel like tonight is the night to clarify," the mum-of-six told The Daily Caller website on the eve of her meeting with Obama in Washington, and as the US braces for this year's presidential race.

"But there are many wonderful things that have moved forward, and of course, some other things that are very frustrating."

A White House spokeswoman confirmed Brad and Angelina's meeting with the president.

"President Obama spoke with Miss Jolie about her work to raise the profile of preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women," she said.

Angelina later met with CIA Director David Petraeus to discuss issues affecting refugees in Afghanistan.

Brad visited the White House in 2009, and according to a new biography about the Obamas by Jodi Kantor, was in "respectful awe" of the president.

Angelina is busy promoting her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey, set during the Bosnian war.

She told fans in a recent web chat that she had a meltdown while making the movie because of the pressure of bringing such highly-charged true life events to bear on the big screen.

"I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad found me crying," the 36-year-old said. "I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small and, who am I to take this on? I had a complete meltdown."

Related

hero.jpg

Unlikely celebrity couples

rexfeatures_1490651h.jpg

Brad Pitt was amazing, says ex

sense-hero.jpg

Books of the year 2011

Comments

More

Kate Moss bags new role selling street food in Brick Lane

“C’mon, get ya Viet buns”

by Amy Lewis
07 Dec 2016

Scarlett Moffatt praises NHS after 'crazy' Spanish hospital experience

“In other countries, people can’t afford to be well”

by Kayleigh Dray
07 Dec 2016

Female MP shares “creepy” letter telling her how to dress

“Hide the skin and people will look you in the eyes”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
07 Dec 2016

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Lady Gaga's supermarket sweep to backstage at the British Fashion Awards

by Nicola Colyer
07 Dec 2016

You need to listen to Cruz Beckham's debut Christmas single

#IfEveryDayWasChristmas

by Kayleigh Dray
07 Dec 2016

Amy Schumer pens powerful letter to fat-shaming trolls

“You will not determine my story – I will”

by Kayleigh Dray
07 Dec 2016

Paloma Faith pens emotional letter to NHS following birth of her baby

She made her feelings about the NHS very clear following her emergency C-section

by Kayleigh Dray
06 Dec 2016

Lady Gaga opens up about her struggle with PTSD

The singer says she is still dealing with the psychological impact of being raped.

by Moya Crockett
06 Dec 2016

Bernardo Bertolucci responds to Last Tango in Paris backlash

"This is a ridiculous misunderstanding"

by Kayleigh Dray
06 Dec 2016

Madonna twerks up a storm with James Corden in new Carpool Karaoke

Watch this material girl get up on the… dashboard?

by Kayleigh Dray
06 Dec 2016