Angelina Jolie has said that she never expected to fall in love or have children.
The mother of six, who has been divorced twice, said that her own experiences of being from a broken family had earlier coloured her view of married life.
"I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person," she explained.
"Having come from a broken home—you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don't look for them."
The 38-year-old has been in a relationship with Hollywood star Brad Pitt for nine years and says they "are more interested in each other than ever before."
"You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy," she explained.
"After all these years, we have history—and when you have history with somebody, you're friends in such a very real, deep way that there's such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together," she added.
The Maleficent star was notorious for her outrageous red carpet antics which included kissing her brother James Haven on the Oscars red carpet in 2000 and carrying ex-husband Billy Bob's blood around her neck on the red carpet.
She claims her actions were misinterpreted and came from a place that was not about "a need to be destructive or rebellious—it's that need to find a full voice, to push open the walls around you."
"You want to be free. And as you start to feel that you are being corralled into a certain life, you kind of push against it. It may come out very strange, it may be interpreted wrong, but you're trying to find out who you are."
Jolie and Pitt allegedly became romantically involved after meeting on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith.
They were engaged on April 2012 and have six childen together Maddox, Zaharah, Pax, Knox, Shiloh and Vivienne.