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Angelina Jolie speaks about her divorce for the first time

"It was a very difficult time"

By Andrea Tim | Published: 20 Feb 2017

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Photo: Armando Gallo/Arga Images via ZUMA Studio/TPG Images

Angelina Jolie has finally opened up about her divorce from Brad Pitt. In an interview with the BBC in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she was promoting her new Netflix film First They Killed My Father, she said that "it was a very difficult time."

"We are a family," Angelina said. "And we will always be a family. Many people find themselves in a situation. My whole family have all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children – our children. My focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family and so that is how I'm coping. I'm coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer."

Angelina remains optimistic about her future, going on to say where she sees herself in five years time. She realised that she will have a house full of teenagers – the youngest of which, twins Knox and Vivienne, will be 14-years-old.

"In five years time I would like to be travelling around the world visiting my children, hoping that they're just happy and doing really interesting things, and I imagine in many different parts of the world, and I'll be supporting them," she said. "Everything I do I hope is that I represent something, and I represent the right things to my children, and give them the right sense of what they're capable of, and the world as it should be seen. Not through the prism of Hollywood or through a certain kind of life, but really take them into the world, where they have a really good sense and become rounded people."

It really does seem like the Jolie-Pitt kids – so grown-up now! – are doing okay. They were just seen accompanying their mother at the world premiere of First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap.

Related: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have agreed to keep their divorce private


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