I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt: Angelina Jolie on divorce

'Maleficent' star revealed she didn’t recognise herself anymore after split from Brad Pitt

Entertainment Desk October 07, 2019

Actor Angelina Jolie recently revealed she lost herself after her split from former husband Brad Pitt. The famous Hollywood duo abruptly parted ways in 2016, after two years of marriage and over a decade together.

She told French magazine Madame Figaro that she felt hurt when her relationship with Brad was coming to an end. She added, “I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt.”

The Maleficent star explained she did a bit of soul searching at that particular moment. “All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are of being alive.” Jolie added that the chance to reconnect with humility and insignificance has helped her appreciate the good things in life.


Pitt and Jolie have six children - Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and Vivienne, 11, and sons Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, and Knox, 11. The star confirmed that she is currently in a “period of transition, like a homecoming, a return to (herself).”

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The actor will next be seen on-screen in the Disney sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Pitt was seen in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and after that in James Gray’s Ad Astra. The exes were engaged in a bitter custody dispute over their children after their divorce but have reached an understanding in recent months.


Pitt also spoke about the high-profile split in a recent interview with NPR. “A breakup of a family is certainly an eye-opener that as one and I’m speaking in general again, but as one needs to understand, I had to understand my own culpability in that, and what can I do better. Because I don’t want to go on like this,” he said at the time.

In a previous interview with The New York Times, the 55-year-old reflected upon his decision to give up drinking, which came after his split from Angelina. “I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privilege," mentioned Brad.

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