Angelina Jolie spoke openly about her separation from Brad Pitt during the promotion of her latest film, First They Killed My Father. The Academy Award winner shared how challenging it has been to end their 12-year relationship and file for divorce. Despite appearing to have it all together, the 42-year-old mother of six revealed that she is simply trying to make it through each day.
During the promotion of her latest movie, First They Killed My Father, Angelina Jolie opened up about the challenges she faced following her divorce from a 12-year-long relationship. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Jolie revealed that being single was not something she wanted and that there were no upsides to it. She also shared that being a single mother was emotionally and physically taxing. Jolie had undergone a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 after discovering she carried the BRCA1 gene, which gave her a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
More desirable circumstances: “Being single is not something I actively sought out. It’s not a state that brings me joy,” she expressed during a conversation with the Sunday Telegraph, as shown in a photo from 2015.
As a precautionary step, she had her ovaries extracted back in 2015. However, the previous year was another high tide for the superstar as she encountered Bell’s Palsy along with hypertension. This year has been arduous for her both emotionally and physically, owing to some other health issues. She shared that it’s essential to keep a check on her health, and despite feeling the toll on her body, she tries to find joy in laughter. She believes that even during chemotherapy, one needs to find the strength to love and laugh.
Health concerns were a major issue for her in 2013 when she opted for a preventive double mastectomy. This decision was brought about by the discovery that she carried the BRCA1 gene, which significantly increased her chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer by an estimated 87% and 50% respectively.
It is uncertain if she referenced undergoing chemotherapy or not. She is currently in Los Angeles promoting her new Netflix film, First They Killed My Father, which is based on Loung Ung’s memoir about the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia. The actress reflects on her life, stating that ten years ago she never would have imagined being where she is now with regards to her family, marriage, and career. However, at this point in her life, she values her health above all else. In the midst of navigating her relationship with Brad, the star has taken on a new project, Maleficent 2, and promises it will be a strong sequel. Disney has recently hired Jez Butterworth, co-writer of Spectre, to work on the screenplay for the film.
Challenges await the single mother of six in the future. A photo from 2016 shows her with one of her children, Knox.