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Angelina Jolie Sounds Off On Brad Pitt Split: 'I Didn't Recognize Myself Anymore'

Angelina Jolie Says She Lost Herself After Brad Pitt Split
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Oct. 6 2019, Published 4:14 p.m. ET

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Angelina Jolie has finally spoken out in depth about splitting from husband Brad Pitt.

The beauty, 44, and Brad, 55, tied the knot after many years together and raising six children-- daughters Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and Vivienne, 11, and sons Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, and Knox, 11. But in September 2016, they broke up after just two years of marriage. Now she's told French magazine Madame Figaro, that the decision to divorce was “a complicated moment.”

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Surprisingly, the proud mama bear noted that after she wasn't with Brad, "I didn’t recognize myself anymore.” The Maleficent: Mistress of Evil star told the overseas outlet that while she can't predict her future, she is in a “period of transition, like a homecoming, a return to herself.” “I had lost myself a bit,” Angelina explained of the moment when her “relationship with Brad was coming to an end.”

According to Angelina, she said she felt “smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn’t necessarily obvious. I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt.” However, the star said she's having the chance to “reconnect with this humility and this insignificance.” Angelina explained, “All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are of being alive.”

Before her new interview, Angelina had said she gets her strength from her children. As previously reported, an emotional Angelina recently sent her golden boy oldest son Maddox off to college in South Korea. She and Maddox were surrounded by students who filmed her leaving him at the dorms at the Yonsei University.

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In a video posted online, Angelina confirmed that it was the day “I drop him off,” and candidly told the crowd, “I know, I’m trying not to cry.” “It’s really really exciting,” she also said about her oldest son leaving the nest after living with her since she adopted him from Cambodia when he was just seven months old.

Student Jin En Yu told about seeing Angelina and Maddox at the school dorm, “It was such an unbelievable moment.” Brad was nowhere to be seen as Maddox started college with only his mom dropping him off. Maddox has helped his mom take care of the other kids and been her shoulder to lean on. But now, he is continuing his education overseas as his mother deals with her emotion at his becoming a man. As has revealed, celebrity child Maddox is now living in a cramped, uncomfortable dorm room!

Meanwhile, Angelina is promoting her new movie. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will hit theaters on Oct. 18 and is expected to be a big hit. Maddox was able to reunite with his mom for the Disney flick's Japan premiere earlier this week.



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