Brad Pitt- 'I've Never Known Life to Be Happier'

Brad Pitt heaped praise on Angelina Jolie and their six children in an interview recently, admitting he could not have imagined a better life.

In what is possibly the most scrutinized relationship in Hollywood, Pitt and Jolie are also considered high profile by media outlets across the world.

The pair has been together for eight years and intends to marry, but have seen hard times. Jolie recently revealed her decision to undergo a double mastectomy in order to prevent cancer. Nevertheless, Pitt said that today they are happier than ever while speaking to Esquire magazine.

"I have very few friends," said the actor. "I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven't known life to be any happier."

"I'm making things," the self-proclaimed architect buff added. "I just haven't known life to be any happier."

Furthermore, Pitt shared details about life in the Jolie-Pitt household with children Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

"I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big," said the 49-year-old actor. "I wanted there to be chaos in the house … there's constant chatter in our house, whether it's giggling or screaming or crying or banging.

"I love it. I love it. I love it," he continued. "I hate it when they're gone. I hate it. Maybe it's nice to be in a hotel room for a day … but then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life."

Meanwhile, Pitt has also shed light on the extensive surgery Jolie endured with the double mastectomy she had three months ago.

The 37-year-old actress was at high risk of developing ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother, and so went forward with the medical option to remove all breast tissue.

Following her recovery, Jolie went public with her experience- something Pitt deemed "heroic."

"I'm quite emotional about it, of course," said Pitt speaking to USA Today last week. "She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don't think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results."

"But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn't have to be a scary thing," he explained. "In fact, it can bean empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger."