The actress revealed what family life looks like for her six children in the wake of her split from Brad Pitt.
It's been nearly six months since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt filed for divorce, and the actress and mom of six just spoke out for the first time about what life is like for her and the kids these days. Jolie, 41, who is currently visiting Cambodia, opened up while giving an exclusive interview to the BBC before the screening of her film First They Killed My Father, a true-life account of the Khmer Rouge genocide through the eyes of a child. The details Jolie shared about how tough post-divorce life were so honest.
BBC reporter Yalda Hakim asked her what she wants to do when she wakes up in the morning, and Jolie was brutally honest and laughed ruefully, replying, "Get through the day. It's been a difficult few months." She elaborated, "Right now, I’m going through a moment where there’s just, everybody’s in my room. Two hamsters and two dogs and two children at the moment. It’s wonderful. So, usually, I just wake up trying to figure out who’s going to get the dog out, who’s gonna start the pancakes and did anybody brush their teeth.”
Sounds about right! After all, she's juggling a brood of teens and tweens: Maddox, 15; Pax, 13; Zahara, 12; Shiloh, 10; and twins, Knox and Vivienne, 8. Jolie has physical custody of the kids.
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She emphasized that she didn't really want to go into detail about the circumstances surrounding the split, telling Hakim, "I don’t want to say very much about [the incident] except to say that it was a very difficult time." But despite the emotional path she's recently been down recently, Jolie says she hopes they come out "a stronger family" because of it, and sums up her current view on the matter with, “We are and forever will be a family. ... My focus is on my children, our children."
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Hopefully, even though her life and work puts her in a perpetual spotlight, she, Pitt, and the kids get the space they need to get through this obviously challenging time.