Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Divorce From Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie has spoken publicly for the first time about her divorce from Brad Pitt

Speaking with BBC World News’ Yalda Hakim in Cambodia, where Jolie was promoting her new film First They Killed My Father, she said that, “I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time and… 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.”

When pressed on how she was coping, Jolie replied: “Many people find themselves in this situation, and we’ve all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children, and finding the way through. That’s how I’m coping — with finding a way through to make sure this somehow makes us stronger, closer.”

 “Right now, I’m going through a moment when just everybody’s in my room,” she said. “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.”

On where she saw herself in five years, Jolie said: “In five years’ time I would like to be travelling 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.”

Jolie, 41, filed for divorce in September, citing irreconcilable differences. She is seeking sole custody of their six children.

-Devashree Goenka