Angelina Jolie has revealed that she did not make the decision to divorce Brad Pitt, her ex-husband and father of her children, “lightly”.
Jolie opened up about her marriage to Pitt in an interview published on Saturday by The Guardian.
“I’m not the type of person who makes decisions like the ones I had to take lightly,” Jolie told the outlet. “It took me a long time to be in a position where I felt I had to separate myself from the father of my children.”
Asked by The Guardian about what the past five years had taken from her, the actress replied, “I mean, in a way, it was the last decade. There are a lot of things I can’t. to say.”
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Jolie, 46, and Pitt, 57, were married for two years before the actress filed for divorce. They became single in 2019.
Since their divorce, Pitt and Jolie have been locked in a custody battle. The former couple share six children: Maddox, 20, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 13.
Maddox is not included in the legal battle due to his age.
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Jolie admitted that she feared for the safety of her entire family as she was married to Pitt.
“Yes, for my family,” she told The Guardian. “My whole family.”
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However, the “Maleficent” star claimed that she wanted the family to move forward, although she felt “broken” by her experiences.
“I want us to heal and be at peace. We will always be a family,” Jolie said.