Angelina Jolie Speaks for the First Time on Divorce from Brad Pitt [VIDEO]
Feb 21, 2017 02:44 AM EST
As Angelina Jolie prepared for the premiere of her upcoming Netflix movie “First They Killed My Father,” she also opened up about her ongoing divorce from husband, actor Brad Pitt. Carried out in Cambodia, the interview allowed the award-winning actress to address the current issues with Pitt and her children.
According to Jolie’s statement to BBC, she believes they will be able to overcome the struggle as a strong family. When asked whether she would like to open up about the child-abuse investigation that supposedly involved her, Pitt and their kids in an airplane, Jolie offered an elusive response.
“I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time,” she said. “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.”
In terms of Jolie’s divorce from Pitt, with which separation began in September, the actress said she has been coping in a way that will keep her closer to her children. “My focus is my children, our children, and my focus is finding this way through,” she said, adding: “I’m coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”
Jolie and Pitt had first gotten together in 2004 and exchanged wedding vows in August 2014. After she filed for divorce last year, Hollywood’s highest-paid actress was given custody of their six children. According to Vanity Fair, the couple has since then maintained a low profile, although Pitt made a public appearance at the 2017 Golden Globes. With both sides avoiding instances of having to speak openly about the divorce, their representatives have handled majority of the situation.
Jolie and her children were present at the international premiere of “First They Killed My Father”- a movie based on a real-life story about Cambodia’s harsh Khmer Rouge era. The screening took place inside the Angkor Wat temple complex near the popular Siem Reap. King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia also graced the event with his presence; previously, he granted Cambodian citizenship to Jolie for her environment and humanitarian work in the country.
The ‘Maleficent’ star first set foot in Cambodia in 2001 for the blockbuster hit “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” Later on, she adopted Maddox, her eldest son, from the country.