While many stars don’t mind being hounded by the paparazzi themselves as they’ve accepted it as part of their jobs in the spotlight, they don’t agree with the paparazzi bothering their children. When photographers turn up outside of their kid’s school to watch them enter and exit each day, it can get a little much and these 5 stars all wish the paparazzi would leave them alone, at least when they have their children with them. Some just want to give their kids a normal life and don’t want to scare them with the constant photographers hounding them, while others believe their children shouldn’t be put in the spotlight just because they are famous. See what these 5 stars have to say on the matter below!
Angelina tries to give her children a normal life but the paparazzi often surround them when they try to go to public places: “I’ve made a point not to let it change the way that I live my life. I carefully plan my holidays to try to ensure some kind of quality of life that is private and nice for the kids. I think that the only time it is hard is when the kids want to go somewhere and want to see something. I’ve had so many people offer to take my children to Disneyland or dressing up for trick-or-treating – things they assume my kids can’t do (with me and Brad) – and they don’t understand how upsetting that is. So, we plan to find ways to do all of those things. There are worse problems and so we’re OK.”
Halle doesn’t mind the paparazzi bothering her but wants them to stay away from her daughter because she is too young to be exposed to the spotlight: ”It’s not one photographer hiding in the bushes, it’s 20, 30 very close to us, causing commotion. I’m not complaining about me. I’m an adult; I can handle it. But children should not be subject to that. It’s just wrong.”
Jennifer says that she likes being in Boston because her children aren’t as disturbed by photographers as they usually are in Los Angeles: “There were fewer of them, and they hide behind things, so my kids aren’t aware of them, which makes all the difference in the world. (In L.A.) if I try to go to the supermarket, the police come (to escort her). We talked forever about leaving Los Angeles, but anywhere you go some dodo is going to buy a camera and start following you.”
Maggie prefers not to know when the paparazzi are following her daughter to school because it’s better not to think about it: “Sometimes someone will want to send me something like a picture of Ramona and me on the street and I always write back that I just don’t wanna know. If someone followed my five year old to kindergarten and I knew nothing about it, I would rather just not know.”
Milla often can’t play in the park with her daughter because the photographers arrive and ruin their time together: “She’s like, ‘Momma come to the park with me,’ and I say, ‘When Momma goes to the park, all the photographers come, so you go and play with your friends.’ It gets really tense at the park. She’s getting used to photographers but she says, ‘I want to break them. Oh camera. I want to break them.’ Sometimes I don’t even see them and she spots them, like, from a mile away.”