Angelina Jolie talks about the importance of being a family after split from Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie made her first official appearance with her family sans Brad Pitt in Cambodia. The actress turned director/producer had previously finalized her divorce with Pitt. The couple is still involved in drawing out a joint custody agreement of their six children. While the court and the officials of California look over the case, Angelina flew out to Cambodia with her children to promote her movie First They Killed My Father. The actress looked happy surrounded by her six children who looked well and happy.
She later sat down with Yalda Hakim for an interview with BBC in which she discussed her movie and her life. Hakim empathetically and expertly directed the interview towards her split from Brad Pitt and how much it had affected her family. Yalda then asked Jolie if she would like to say her part about the recent events.
Before answering, Angelina looked like she was holding back tears, according to US Weekly. After choking up a little bit she said that she really did not want to talk about what had really passed between them. She said that all she could really say is that it was a very difficult time. They are a family and despite the rough times, she hoped that they would emerge from it as a stronger family.
When asked about how she was dealing with the stress, she replied; “My family, we’ve all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children, and it is — and my focus is finding this way through. And as I said, we are and forever will be a family. And so that is how I’m coping. I’m coping with finding a way through to make sure this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”
Jolie filed for divorce and joint custody of her children in September, 2016. Allegations of child abuse and physical abuse against Brad arose but he was cleared of those charges after which he has been pursuing to gain joint custody of the six children; Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10 and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8.