In a bid to promote her forthcoming movie First They Killed My Father, Angelina Jolie has been open for interviews and has for the first time talked about her divorce with her estranged husband, Brad Pitt since last September.
In an interview with Telegraph, she said “This is the first time I’ve done this in a while. Its not easy. I am a little shy this time,because i have not been strong inside as i used to be in the past.”
On being a single mother-of-six, Jolie said: “I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard. Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my day”
Asides handling her divorce, the 42-year-old has had to deal with what she described to The Telegraph as “some other health issues.”
She said: “So my health is something I have to monitor.”
Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy four years ago and later had her ovaries removed. Earlier, she opened up to Vanity Fair about her recent struggles with hypertension and Bell’s palsy, which caused one side of her face to droop. She used acupuncture to manage her condition, but says that perspective has been the best medicine.
Jolie told The Telegraph: “So much in life you just focus on how much worse it could be. And I am so happy I don’t have cancer, and that if I do get it, it will be delayed for a few years. The exchange for that peace of mind is quite good. I feel sometimes that my body has taken a hit, but I try to laugh as much as possible.”
She explained that she’s had to be strong because of her kids who keep her looking for the silver lining.
“We tend to get so stressed that our children feel our stress when they need to feel our joy. Even if you are going through chemo, you need to find the ability to love and laugh. It may sound like a postcard, but it’s true.