Brangelina fans were devastated to hear that their favourite celeb couple were getting a divorce back in 2016, and now, four years later, we’re finally finding out why the pair chose to end their marriage.
Angelina Jolie has opened up in an interview with Vogue India about her divorce from Brad Pitt following their 12-year relationship together, saying that she chose to leave him for the well-being of their kids.
Angelina and Brad have six kids together, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.
“I separated for the well-being of my family,” Angelina explained. “It was the right decision. I continue to focus on their healing. Some have taken advantage of my silence, and the children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them that they know their own truth and their own minds.
“I fact, they are six very brace, very strong young people.”
During the interview, the actress also opened up about adoption and what it was like with her own children.
“What is important is to speak with openness about all of it and to share. ‘Adoption’ and ‘orphanage’ are positive words in our home,” she continued.
“With my adopted children, I can’t speak of pregnancy, but I speak with much detail and love about the journey to find them and what it was like to look in their eyes for the first time.
“All adopted children come with a beautiful mystery of a world that is meeting yours. When they are from another race and foreign land, that mystery, that gift is so full. For them, they must never lose touch with where they came from. They have roots that you do not. Honor them. Learn from them.
“It’s the most amazing journey to share. They are not entering your world, you are entering each other’s worlds….I am very blessed to have been allowed to be their mom. I am grateful every day.”
Brad and Ang had a very highly publicised divorce and there were talks of some pretty heated custody battles.
But according to Entertainment Tonight, the couple are said to be in a better place now and their custody agreement has been finalised.
The pair famously got together while Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston with tumours that their relationship started on set of their 2004 film Mr and Mrs Smith.