Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s high-profile romance didn’t work out, but the exes are making an effort to prioritize parenting their six kids. Throughout their relationship in the 2000s, the Maleficent actress and the Ad Astra star became the proud mom and dad of their children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
Angelina and Brad called it quits in 2016, just two years after they tied the knot in 2014. Though their years-long divorce has been filled with tumultuous twists and turns, including an ongoing custody battle, the Those Who Wish Me Dead star is doing everything she can to coparent as amicably as possible.
The humanitarian purchased the stunning former estate of Cecil B. DeMille in 2017 and later explained her reason for buying the Los Angeles-based mansion. “I wanted it to be close to their dad, who is only five minutes away,” Angelina told British Vogue.
Speaking with the outlet for the March 2021 cover, Angelina reflected on the valuable life lessons she learned post-split. “The past few years have been pretty hard. I’ve been focusing on healing our family,” she shared. “It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body.”
Even though the breakup was difficult for the entire family, the Mr. and Mrs. Smith actress previously expressed how she made the “right decision” to split from the Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood star. Angelina said she ended their marriage for the “well-being” of their kids.
“I continue to focus on their healing,” she shared with Vogue in a June 2020 interview. “Some have taken advantage of my silence … but I remind the [kids] that they know their own truth and their own minds.”
As the mom of one of Hollywood’s most famous broods, Angelina has always been open and honest with her children about growing up in the spotlight. However, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider alum revealed her family couldn’t actually care less about their superstar status.
“I’ve wanted them to be exposed to it all. It’s a part of their life,” she told Extra in September 2019. “But it’s not important to them and a center of their lives in a way that’s unhealthy. It’s all fun.”
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