Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were very "proud" of themselves after cooking their family Thanksgiving dinner.

The Hollywood couple - who raise six children, Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, together - says they decided not to hire any help for last month's holiday and wanted to do everything themselves, including cooking the turkey.

She told TV interviewer Anderson Cooper: "Brad and I decided we were actually going to make the turkey and we were very successful and very proud of ourselves.

"This was just the two of us with the kids watching trying to pretend we knew exactly what we were doing."

Angelina says eating as a family is important to her and they try to do it as often as possible.

She said: "We actually have family dinner every night," Jolie explained. "We make a point of it. It's crazy. There's a good five minutes were everybody is quiet and sitting together and then it starts to break off."

Angelina also revealed how all the children love to travel around the world and are comfortable wherever they go.

She said: "Fortunately, my kids love to travel. they're very worldly. What I love is that they can be in New York in a hotel in Manhattan and think it's so cool, and then I can bring them to the middle of Kenya and drop them in a tent with no TV and no nothing, and they're just as happy.

"That's what we are trying to do to balance them."