After nearly four years of her very infamous public split from Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie decided to open up about why they ultimately chose to end their marriage.
In a new interview with Vogue India, the 45-years-old actress revealed that the former couple’s separation was for the sake of their six children—Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara, Vivienne, and Knox. “I separated for the well-being of my family,” she told the magazine, adding: “It was the right decision.”
“I continue to focus on their healing. Some have taken advantage of my silence, and the children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them that they know their own truth and their own minds,” Jolie continued. “In fact, they are six very brave, very strong young people.”
The beautiful actress might not talk about her divorce often, but back in 2019, she told French publication Madame Le Figaro about how she personally felt following her separation. Lainey-Gossip then re-translated the interview back into English.
It was complicated, I didn’t recognize myself anymore, and I’d become, how do I say this, smaller, insignificant, even if I didn’t show it. I was profoundly, deeply sad, I was hurt
“I do not know about destiny, but I’m certain that I’m in transition, and this is a homecoming, I’m coming back to myself,” she said. “Because I was a little lost.” She clarified: “I think it was at the end of my relationship with Brad and then when we separated,” she said. “It was complicated, I didn’t recognize myself anymore, and I’d become, how do I say this, smaller, insignificant, even if I didn’t show it. I was profoundly, deeply sad, I was hurt. On the other hand, it was interesting to tap into this humility and sense of insignificance. In the end, that’s human. And on top of that, I was dealing with some health issues. All of these things ground you and remind you of how lucky you are to be alive. It’s a lesson I pass onto my children: the idea of renewal, and through it all, the possibility of joy. I had to rediscover the joy.”
However, after a long, complicated process of their divorce, both Brad and Angelina have reportedly reached a solid co-parenting relationship. As reported by Entertainment Tonight, their communication has improved tremendously and they’re both dedicated to co-parenting. ‘’Their kids have a custody schedule and that’s made a huge difference for the whole family. The schedule has alleviated any of the planning pressures Brad and Angelina have faced in the past. Now the kids spend time with both their parents and are happy and thriving.’’
That’s good to hear! Maybe Brangelina could learn a thing or two from Kourtney and Scott on how to successfully co-parent with your ex without feeling too awkward around each other? Jussayinnn.. *wink*