On Tuesday, Actress Angelina Jolie said that she hoped her family would be stronger after her divorce from Brad Pitt, however, she still thinks of him as a wonderful father.
In an interview to ABC’s Good Morning America, Jolie said: “We are focusing on the health of our family, and so we will be, we will be stronger when we come out of this because that’s what we’re determined to do as a family,”
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These are the actress’ first comments on the divorce from Pitt. She was asked if she still thought of him as the “wonderful father” she had called him several years ago, “of course,” she replied. “We will always be a family, always.”
Last September Jolie and Pitt’s split, in a surprise move, after more than 10 years together. The split turned bitter due to fights over custody of their six children, and accusations of child abuse against Pitt concerning one of the children after the super star lost his temper.
Jolie has primary custody of their children pending a final settlement of the divorce, however, Pitt has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
While promoting her new movie “First They Killed My Father” in Cambodia, Jolie gave an interview to the BBC where she said that the split with Pitt has been difficult. “Many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family have all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children,” she said.
“First They Killed My Father,” is a real life account of the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s where more than one million people lost their lives due to starvation, exhaustion, disease or mass executions. All six of Jolie and Pitt’s children flew to Cambodia on Saturday for the world premiere.
Maddox, 15, Jolie’s first adoptive child, is from Cambodia. She said that she made and directed this movie to better understand the recent history of Cambodia.
“Forty years ago this war affected every single individual here, and I wanted to understand myself. I don’t know much of my son’s (Maddox) birth parents, but I believe they would’ve gone through this war. I wanted to understand him and his culture in a deeper way, and I wanted to bring this story to this country in this country’s language,” she said.