Angelina Jolie feels "very lucky" to have a "real man" in Brad Pitt.
The 'Tourist' actress - who raises children Maddox nine, Pax, seven, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and the two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with the actor - is content in her near-six year relationship and admires everything about her partner.
She said: "I am very lucky with Brad. He is a real gentleman, but he is also a real man's man.
"He's got the wonderful balance of being an extraordinary, great, loving father, a very, very intelligent man and physically he's a real man in all things that it means."
The 35-year-old beauty also admitted that being with Brad, 47, makes her feel more feminine and "soft".
She told Stella magazine: "I love being a woman. I love that I can have children. I love feeling soft, I love being with Brad, I love all the sensitivity and natural emotion."
Despite their worldwide success, Brad and Angelina always fit their working commitments around their family and the actress insists she wouldn't have had so many children if she didn't have the time to put their needs first.
She said: "When Brad and I decided to have a large family we decided we'd only do it if we could be really hands-on and take the kids with us, seeing them every day.
"I am always there on weekends, I only ever work a five-day week, and I am often there for breakfast or dinner. When I'm working they come up at lunch.
"It's a special time for Daddy when Mom works for a few months. And Brad is such a great dad. When I'm working he's putting in the extra dad time, and that's special for their relationship, too."