Angelina Jolie recently had an interview with Madame Figaro and was unusually candid about her divorce from Brad Pitt. Per In Style, Jolie recalls the final months before their split and talks about how it was a complicated moment. “I didn’t recognize myself anymore,” Jolie explains. “I’d become smaller, insignificant, even if I didn’t show it. I was profoundly, deeply sad, I was hurt.”
Angelina also explains that she had health issues around the time of her divorce, but they ended up helping her heal. “All of these things ground you and remind you of how lucky you are to be alive. It’s a lesson I pass onto my children: the idea of renewal, and through it all, the possibility of joy. I had to rediscover the joy.”
Jolie adds that her source of strength throughout this ordeal was her kids.