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'My strength is from my children': Angelina Jolie explains how she survived the difficult years after splitting from her husband Brad Pitt


Oct. 07, 2019

She weathered one of the most talked-about divorces in Hollywood history in 2016.
And Angelina Jolie , 44, has spoken about how she relied on her six children to give her strength in the years that followed the difficult breakup.
'My strength is from my children', she told Studio 10's Angela Bishop at the red carpet premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in Tokyo on Sunday.
'Anyone who's a parent knows that there's a strength within you that grows when you just have to do survive anything to be strong enough for them, and you have to pull them through anything,' she added.
Joining Angelina at the premiere was her daughter Zahara, 14, as well as her eldest son Maddox, 18, who flew from his university in Seoul, South Korea, especially for the event.
It comes days after Angelia told  French magazine Madame that she 'lost herself a bit' after splitting from Brad, while admitting she didn't even 'recognise' herself anymore.
She said: 'I don't know what my fate holds but what I am convinced of is that I am in a period of transition, like a return to my roots, a return to myself. Because, I had lost myself a bit.'
'I think it happened as my relationship with Brad was coming to an end, then at the beginning of our separation.'
'It was a complicated moment, where I didn't recognize myself anymore, where I had become ... how can I say ... smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn't necessarily visible,' continued Angelina.
The Tomb Raider star admitted she felt a 'deep and genuine sadness' when her marriage fell apart, leaving to her feeling 'insignificant' and she was also battling some health issues too.
She added: 'I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt.'
'On the other hand, it was interesting to reconnect with this humility and even this insignificance I was feeling.'
'Maybe this is what being human is in the end...'
'On top of all this, I suffered some health issues. All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are of being alive.'
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