London, August 18 (ANI): Brad Pitt, who will finally be marrying the rebellious soul Angelina Jolie after being together for seven years, is said to have tamed the wildcat by 'letting her be herself'.
The couple, who are raising six kids together, announced their engagement in April when Pitt slid an 180,000 pounds diamond ring on her finger.
Brad's done what nobody else could, the Daily Express quoted a friend as saying.
He's taken Hollywood's wildest wildcat and domesticated her. She still has her claws but Brad knows how to calm the tiger within, the friend said.
A wild-child, who grew into a man-eater with self-destructive tastes in knives, drugs and kinky sex, the mother-of-six seemed to be the ultimate untameable spirit.
The actress went through two failed marriages and a shattered relationship with her Oscar-winning father, Jon Voight. The pattern was sort of further evidence that she would not be caged.
After stealing Jennifer Aniston's husband of four years, Jolie was one of the most reviled women in America. Yet thanks to the 'Inglorious Basterd' star, today Jolie is the closest thing Hollywood has to Mother Teresa.
But although she retains that frisson of danger and sexual bravado, the 48-year-old has transformed her into a sophisticated, poised woman of many facets.
Brad was very clever, the friend said.
He didn't try taming Angelina by making her into something she wasn't. Others had failed attempting that, or even worse, by trying to match her wildness. Brad let her be herself and then by giving her stability, children and a strong career, built a world around her in which she tamed herself.
On her left arm Angelina has a Tennessee Williams quote tattooed in tiny script, 'A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.' She's still wild at heart but she can't be caged. It was that realisation that allowed Brad to win her over, the pal said.
Although the star's past lovers gave her what they thought she craved: danger, unpredictability, spontaneity, it was Pitt who gave her what she secretly desired: unconditional romance and trust.
I always wanted a great love affair. Something that feels big and full, really honest and enough. No moment should feel slight, false or a little off. For me it had to be everything, the actress had confessed in the past.
What many would call to be a dream partner, the actor has also supported Joile's career truly and honestly.
Brad's supported her career wholeheartedly and Angelina's success has helped her feel secure in the relationship, another insider said.
Pitt taught her the gift of giving to people whom she calls the stateless, homeless people facing slaughter.
Brad's greatest coup was making Angelina feel needed, allowing her to relax in a relationship rather than create the false drama she'd generated in previous rocky romances, the insider said.
The self-destructive actress has had many rocky romances in the past and can even boast of a long-term lesbian fling with actress Jenny Shimizu, but she admits that it was Pitt, who showed her how blessed she is.
When I met suffering people it put my life into perspective. It slammed me into a bigger picture of the world, she said.
Brad knows me completely, exactly as I am, every part of me. He loves me. The kids love me. They know all my flaws and oddities and they accept them. And so I can feel complete, she added. (ANI)