In a new interview, Angelina Jolie spoke openly about how her breakup with Brad Pitt changed her as a person.
Jolie has been on a press tour to promote the upcoming Disney film, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil." During her promo tour, she spoke with French outlet Madame Le Figaro about her views on destiny, which led to a reflection on her split from the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" star.
"I do not know about destiny, but I'm certain that I'm in transition, and this is a homecoming, I'm coming back to myself. Because I was a little lost," she told the outlet, according to a French-to-English translation provided by LaineyGossip.
After being asked to clarify her statement, she related her feelings back to the downfall of her and Pitt's romance.
"I think it was at the end of my relationship with Brad and then when we separated," she said. "It was complicated, I didn't recognize myself anymore, and I'd become, how do I say this, smaller, insignificant, even if I didn't show it. I was profoundly, deeply sad, I was hurt."
She continued: "On the other hand, it was interesting to tap into this humility and sense of insignificance. In the end, that's human."
But her separation from the "Ad Astra" actor wasn't the only contributing factor to her feeling "lost."
"I was dealing with some health issues," she explained, adding, "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."
This isn't the only time either Jolie or Pitt have spoken publicly about how their split affected them.
Pitt recently implied that the breakup motivated him to get sober. He spent a year and a half in Alcoholics Anonymous post-separation.
"I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges," he told the New York Times in September.
"You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard," Pitt said of his all-male recovery group. "It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself."
Jolie and Pitt began dating in 2005 and tied the knot in August of 2014. They were married for two years and share six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.
When the "Girl, Interrupted" actress filed for divorce in 2016, citing "irreconcilable differences," she asked for full physical custody of all six kids. They reached a custody agreement in late 2018.
source : MSN