WASHINGTON: Angelina Jolie is opening up about her life after filing for divorce from Brad Pitt last year. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress and film director talks about focusing on her children in the wake of their highly-publicized split.
It's decidedly less revealing than the interview Pitt gave to GQ earlier this year in which he revealed that he had quit drinking and been listening to a lot of Frank Ocean. But it does offer a glimpse into Jolie's life as a single mother, who admits to taking cooking classes at her kids' request.
Jolie recently directed First They Killed My Father, a film adaptation of Loung Ung's 2000 memoir about surviving the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, which was responsible for the deaths of nearly 2 million Cambodians. Jolie and Ung co-wrote the screenplay for the film, arriving on Netflix later this year.
Here are some more revelations from the interview.
She says she and Brad Pitt are "working towards the same goal"
Jolie told contributing editor Evgenia Peretz that in the summer of 2016, "things got bad" between her and Pitt, her partner of 12 years. "I didn't want to use that word. ... Things became 'difficult,'" she said.
Jolie wasn't particularly forthcoming about their split, though she did hit back at rumors Pitt had grown wary of the family's frequent traveling and wanted a more stable life for the children: "That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children ...They're six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I'm very proud of them."