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Angelina Jolie on Her Split From Brad Pitt: 'I Am a Little Bit Stronger'

Angelina Jolie on Her Split From Brad Pitt: 'I Am a Little Bit Stronger'

Angelina Jolie is looking simply stunning on the cover of People.

Here’s what the actress, director, and humanitarian had to share with the mag:

On her past year after splitting from Brad Pitt: “I have had my ups and downs. I guess I am a little bit stronger. We all have our difficult times, but as a mother you also have a responsibility first and foremost towards the kids. They are going through their formative years and everything else comes second to that.”

On how she makes decisions now: “Everything will be around the children. I haven’t worked for over a year now because they needed me home. Everything was just stopped. I’m really sitting and talking with them because everything affects them. Every location, every type of project, I’m going to have to adjust it to however much they can handle.”

On what her six kids want for the future: “I think they’re itching to get out in the world again. We’ve all been a bit in lockdown and going through some things. I think it would be good to get out there and play together.”

For more from Angelina, visit People.com.

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  • MFGBali

    She’s using the kids/divorce/incident to get sympathy and promote her new film – again. Pathetic.

  • Lalique Murano

    Not promoting something: Please respect our privacy. Promoting whatever: Blah, blah, intimate details, blah, blah, blah.

  • Scott

    She’s insufferable.

  • romy

    Wow, talk about Photoshop. She doesn’t look that good in paparazzi pics etc.

  • nani

    Love her!

  • BooHoo

    This is her 1 year after Brad interview. Still acting like the kids don’t have a father. Jennifer 2.0

  • nani

    She doesn’t say anything about the split. People Magazine is just trying to sell with a misleading cover, as always.

  • Danae

    I don’t get this whole martyr thing when it comes to celebrity mothers divorcing their children’s fathers and suddendly claiming they’re left ALONE with all of the responsibilities. As far as I remember, they used to hire six nannies for their six children, which basically meant that they could take a break from parenting at any time they wanted. I doubt that all of the sudden she’s fired her maid, gardener, chef and whoever from that entourage she needs to carry on with daily life. She has the support of her brother as well, so no, she is very much not alone with all of the duties. I’d rather say her children are surprised by that whole sudden maternal affection and talking instead of eating Cheetos and watching cartoons all day and night. With the nannies.

  • BooHoo

    she hints at it all over this. acts like Brad doesn’t exist. at some point Brad is going to get tired and say something. I don’t blame him. Enough is enough

  • Las

    How so? She’s telling her truth just like Brad Pitt’scry festival gq interview. He even went so far as to talk about hisnkids therapy sessions…oh but that’s all fine and dandy. Yawn.

  • Las

    Just like Hilary Clinton haters Brad fans would love for Angelina to not tell her truth. Brad Pitt is a dead beat and she doesn’t even mention his sorry ass. Sad huh? She did basically says their custody case is over and it’s time for them to travel the world… Seems like she has full custody. Dead beat daddy can make all the flops he wants. Bye bye

  • Las

    She has more success without his loser ass and she looks much healthier. So happy for her.

  • TaraTeller

    shut the fuck up already. she is such a liar and a drama queen. it’s been a year already and those kids don’t look traumatized to me (except for the littlest girl who obviously hates being dragged around by her mother). she is milking this for all it’s worth. this kids STILL have a father despite her desperate attempts to erase him. it’s a divorce…it happens all the time. I loathe this bitch.

  • TaraTeller

    she’s a LIAR and a manipulator. she uses those kids as props. you’d think Brad died the way she says her kids were SO TRAUMATIZED. she’s full of shit.

  • TaraTeller

    Jennifer 2.0? what does that mean?

  • TaraTeller

    Brad should just say FUCK YOU and walk away.

  • BooHoo

    she smells the possibility of Oscar/ or award recognition. doing exactly what Jennifer Aniston did for Cake. they both hired that woman. Same strategy. LOL. But don’t see the truth people.

  • BooHoo

    I think he did and you can tell by her pity party. Just like Aniston did

  • romy

    Kinda funny – her fans always complained about Aniston when she was talking about the divorce but now it’s Jolie who can’t keep her mouth shut.

  • Passing Through

    Oops…gotta repost my comment

    plez • an hour ago

    Beautiful cover
    https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/angelina-jolie-cover-2000.jpg?w=2000

    TOLDJA! Right back to Peeps after they shite on her. This is why Peeps will never change. Because celebs still think giving them an interview is the best alternative in the weekly magazine cycle.

  • Passing Through

    Well, yah…which is exactly why should stop giving them interviews and dignifying their existence. Angie knows how the game is played though and given what just happened with VF I doubt she’s the least bit surprised by what the cover deck headlines are.

  • Beedyq

    Mary Green co-wrote the article.

    Yes that is why Pcrap has been quiet of late. Knew they were getting this.

    Glad that the whole FTKMF promo is just about over lol. At least for now.

  • TaraTeller

    She hasn’t worked for a year? Really? She was making this movie she’s now promoting. It didn’t edit itself. Why don’t people call her out on her bullshit. What? They’ve been hunkered down in the house for a year discussing their trauma? Who believes this bullshit?

  • BooHoo

    She has been more visible this ONE year than the 12 with Brad. we see her and the kids weekly. but shhhhh no one is suppose to see that

  • busted

    She looks gorgeous on the cover. But I just need to step back. I get upset and well time to move on.
    back to life

  • Passing Through

    plez • 2 hours ago

    Angelina Jolie, Unbroken
    The actress-director suggests her new film, set against
    the backdrop of Cambodian genocide, affected her
    view of her family and relationship with Brad Pitt.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/movies/angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-first-they-killed-my-father.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    So what – Brad wasn’t “helping” and “standing by” Angie and the kids? Whatever. She keeps contradicting herself and I’m over it. For years it was Brad’s got my back, is my best friend, helps me more than anybody ever has and I don’t like being without him. Now it’s being hinted that he’s unreliable and unhelpful – and NOT apart of “my family” which she said they always would be. Still all over the place and it’s making me roll my eyes.

  • bap

    People

    @people
    Angelina Jolie Opens Up to PEOPLE About Her ‘Difficult’ Year: ‘I Am a Little Bit Stronger’
    http://
    peoplem.ag/g318mfi

    8:01 AM – Sep 13, 2017

  • Beedyq

    Angie did not say that, the author of the piece makes that suggestion, inputting her spin on things. As so many writers always do now rather than just writing what an interviewee actually says.

    I agree that Angie is all over the place and that there is a lot of vagueness in what she is saying.

    BUT I am not going to try to analyze or speculate what her vagueness means, just not up for that today.

    Peace.

  • bap

    Angelina could be traveling more now:

    Though they are still healing from the last year, the star says her family is out of “lockdown” and ready for new adventures.

    “I think they’re itching to get out in the world again,” says Jolie. “We’ve all been a bit in lockdown and going through some things. I think it would be good to get out there and play together.”

    people.com

  • Beedyq

    No she said nothing at all. But Pcrap wanted to lead with clickbait and they did.

  • Passing Through

    I have no idea which thread we’re on so I’m posting my comments in both places…

    Felinelilly -

    I’m starting to be a little bit disgusted by these interviews. She’s saying just enough to let the interviewers fill in the blanks with their own interpretations. It’s why she’s been accused of manipulating the media in the past.

    Oh yeah – and now suddenly it was making FTKMF that affected how she views her family and life with Brad…while she told VF things got bad in the summer of 2016. Which is it? Or is she just parceling out the full story in bits and pieces in various interviews? It’s all leading me to believe my initial theory about the divorce was right – she can’t control Brad and is back to thinking she’s better of alone – with HER KIDS, of course…

  • BooHoo

    she’s the one with the itch..

  • BooHoo

    she wants that out there. you act like she is new to this.

  • BooHoo

    STFU crazy. why did you delete you other post.
    must be exhausting running from site to site defending her. Just read your book on CB. Chill out. angie’s not your friend or family. you should only be this crazy for those people in your actual life.

  • bap

    Reposting Neer’s comments:

    neer • 28 minutes ago
    I think she has the full custody of the kids now.

  • BooHoo

    if true she got her wish and turned the kids against their father.

  • plez

    Even the New York Times article had a lot of filler. It seems journalist today don’t ask follow up questions. Sure Angelina was vague but it’s up to the interviewer to ask the next logical question then get her response. Not to guesstimate what she meant.

  • BooHoo

    looks like a lot of people see the truth of her. and won’t be posting. don’t blame you at all.

  • Passing Through

    See my comment above about her saying just enough to let the interviewer draw their own interpretations. She’s perfectly able to be clear and coherent and say exactly what she means – when she wants to. She’s dissembling. It’s also obvious that these interviews were done at the same time as the others last week because she’s all over the place.

  • Beedyq

    Totally agree.

    Instead of asking follow up questions self labeled journalists are lazy and fall back on filler and their own interpretations to pad out interviews.

    Shoddy shoddy behavior like so much else these days.

  • Passing Through

    Which is exactly what I said above – and below – but that’s on Angie. It’s on purpose and she’s done it in every interview. This ain’t her first interview. She’s fully aware of how the media “fleshes out” stories and spins things. She’s not above letting the media spin a few provacative headlines to sell her movie. They ALL do it.

  • Beedyq

    Yes agree that these interviews were all done around the same timeframe of early to mid-August. Timed for publication this week with the release of FTKMF.

  • Passing Through

    We should have known it was coming…especially after they got the Namibia photo. Hey…Peeps is ALWAYS going to get these interviews because they’re star fuckers. Next up – Porgie and his twins. Look for that in October when Suburbicant comes out because the reviews are shite and they’re going to need to do something major to give that movie a bump. LOL!

    And Mary Green again, huh? Well, at least she’s consistent. And Peeps made sure that Green didn’t do too much reporting on the divorce so they would be able to go back to that well if they needed to.

  • Angela Johnson

    Sorry, Angie. People ain’t getting a dime out of me.

  • hotmesss

    Is there a FTKMF screening tonite? Couldn’t remember if there was or if it’s tomorrow.

  • Passing Through

    They don’t care about follow up questions. And remember – these articles are edited. The interviewer may have asked follow up questions and the editors cut other parts of the story for space. There are several reasons why the interviews sound the way they do and admittedly not all of them are Angie’s fault. BUT…her words are her own. It’s the context we don’t know because we’re not hearing the taped conversation and reading the quotes in the WRITER’S context and spin. And to my mind – they’re NOT doing Angie any favors.

  • cookiemonster8

    Wow. So now it’s she can’t control Brad, huh? So what you’re saying is that for 12 years before the divorce she was controlling him? Hahaha. Lucky for Brad. Now, he can enjoy his freedom from the controlling Angie.

    No, brad said he’d been drinking heavily and not there for his family for the last year. Things just got really bad during the summer. Even if the plane incident hadn’t happened, they would have probably ended up divorcing.

  • BooHoo

    read how Jennifer Aniston handled her divorce from Pitt. Read how Jennifer Aniston promoted for her Oscar push for Cake. Angie is doing the same thing. But her fans won’t see it. same thing exactly. Only Jolie has the kid (6) card Aniston didn’t have

  • bap

    Yes, 7:30 pm New York

  • tboz

    Seems you are site searching and posting yourself. Is Brad your friend or family? That is whats wrong with the world today. You want to point fingers at other people when your are doing the same or worse but think you are right. The only crazy people are the ones who sit up like yourself.