Angelina Jolie has dubbed other half Brad Pitt as the perfect father for the Hollywood couple's "tribe" of children.

The 32-year-old actress hit out at rumours of bumps in their relationship by insisting that the Bond between Pitt and adopted son Maddox, six, brought her to tears.

"When I see the connection between Brad and Mad I'm close to tears, and, believe me, I don't often cry," she told France's Gala magazine.

"He is certainly the best father one could wish for," Jolie said of the 43-year-old, who has been in France promoting latest film The Assassination of Jesse James.

Despite Jolie and Pitt adopting two other children – Pax, three, Zahara, two – and having a one-year-old daughter Shiloh of their own, the actress says the couple are keen to have more.

"Brad knows I want more children and it is his own desire to be at the head of a big family," she continued.

"He loves spending time with Mad, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh. I can always count on him to look after the children.

"I'd never live with a man who considers the education of his children as a burden. It is not an issue. One Of Us spontaneously offers aid to the other."

09/09/2007 18:47:41