Angelina Jolie admits family life ''can be hard work''.

The 'Unbroken' filmmaker - who raises children Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with husband Brad Pitt - and her spouse do their best to always put their personal lives ahead of their careers so as not to ''strain'' their relationship.

She said: ''[Brad and I] work really hard at nurturing our family to make sure that everybody is alright and everyone stays connected.

''Maintaining a marriage and raising kids is hard work. You have to really make sure that your work doesn't get in the way. That you don't do something that is going to put too much strain on your family.''

And the 'Maleficent' star enjoys being at home with her kids - who she says are fiercely protective of one another - because they are ''so entertaining''.

She said in an interview with the January issue of Australia's Women's Weekly magazine: ''They're six of the funniest people we have ever met in our lives. We love being home and we love being around them because they are just so entertaining.''

Angelina, 39, married Brad, 51, in August after over nine years together and the brunette beauty is ''very happy to be married'' and loves referring to the 'Moneyball' actor as ''my husband''.