American actress Angelina Jolie recently opened up about her split from Brad Pitt, confessing that she felt like she had 'lost herself' and that she 'didn't recognise herself anymore,' reported People.
Angelina Jolie, who stars in the upcoming film 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil', told the news organisation that while she doesn't know what her future holds for her, she is in a "period of transition, like a homecoming, a return to herself." "I had lost myself a bit," she explained of the difficult period when her "relationship with Brad was coming to an end."
During the former couple's separation, Jolie said she felt "smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn't necessarily obvious," adding, "I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt." However, Angelina Jolie expressed that having the chance to "reconnect with this humility and this insignificance" has helped her in realising the value of the good things she has in her life.
"All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are of being alive," Jolie said.
The actress shared that she gets her inner strength from her six children. At the Los Angeles premiere of her latest outing, the actor spoke to People about her love for her family. When asked where she got her strength from, Jolie sweetly noted, "My kids."
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September 2016 after two years of marriage and nearly 12 years together. Pitt and Jolie, who first met in 2004, share six children together: daughters Zahara (14), Shiloh (13), and Vivienne (11), and sons Maddox (18), Pax (15), and Knox (11).
Two days after both the actors were legally single, Jolie dropped 'Pitt' from her last name in April. The former couple's children were also listed on the document, but their names will continue to be hyphenated, Jolie-Pitt. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had also spent much of the time since then fighting the custody battle for their children that started two years back. Jolie filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Reportedly, the other cause of their split was Brad's alleged misbehaviour with their son Maddox which was however not confirmed.
Moreover reports state that the actress had previously accused Pitt of not providing enough money for child-support since their separation. She had also accused him of being a careless father. However, in reply, the 'Fight Club' star reportedly stated that he had filed for a loan of 8 million USD to help the actress buy a house.
(With ANI inputs)
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