Angelina Jolie has finally broken her silence on her bitter split from Brad Pitt. Opening up about her divorce for the first time in a Cambodia interview with BBC World News ‘ Yalda Hakim that aired Sunday, February 19, the 41-year-old actress/director got emotional as she admitted that it had been a “difficult” time for her family.
“I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time,” Jolie said. She continued, “And we are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it.”
Jolie, who was in Cambodia for the screening of her latest directorial effort ” First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers “, revealed that she was trying to maintain her focus on her kids, Maddox, 15, Pax 13, Zahara, 11, Siloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
“Many, many people find themselves in this situation,” she said. “My whole, my family… we’ve all being through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children… and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”
“It’s been a difficult few months. Right now, I’m going through a moment when just everybody’s in my room,” the ” Salt ” actress shared, laughing. “Two dogs, two hamsters and two children at the moment. It’s wonderful. But, usually, I just wake up trying to figure out who’s going to get [the] dog out, who’s going to start the pancakes and did anybody brush their teeth.”
The Oscar-winning actress said, “In five years’ time I would like to be traveling around the world visiting my children, hoping that they’re just happy and doing really interesting things, and I imagine in many different parts of the world, and I’ll be supporting them.”
She explained, “Everything I do I hope is that I represent something, and I represent the right things to my children, and give them the right sense of what they’re capable of, and the world as it should be seen,” before adding, “Not through the prism of Hollywood or through a certain kind of life, but really take them into the world, where they have a really good sense and become rounded people.”
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