Angelina Jolie has spoken for the first time about the emotional toll her split from husband Brad Pitt has taken on herself and family
Since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt last September, the actress has kept a low profile, concentrating on her career and children. Now the star has given a rare interview to The Telegraph to promote her new movie First They Killed My Father. Speaking openly about life as a single mum, Angelina revealed: “It’s been difficult. I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard."
Angelina with her and Brad's children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh
Angelina also spoke about the toll the past year has had on her. She said: "Emotionally it’s been a very difficult year and I have had some other health issues. So my health is something I have to monitor." The star famously had a double mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries), and recently told Vanity Fair of a condition she suffers from called Bell’s palsy, which causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face.
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Brad and Angelina before their separation
The actress, 42, reveals that the couple’s six children have been amazing over the past year. “It’s been so moving to see how much they have helped each other and how much they have helped me," she said. Angelina also revealed that after everything that has happened, she now needs to rediscover her old self a little.