In her first major public appearance since her high-profile divorce from Brad Pitt in September last year, Angelina has spoken out about the split.
Jolie is on a press tour to promote her forthcoming Netflix film, They Killed My Father, a film about the Cambodian genocide which she directed.
At a press screening in Cambodia where she travelled with her six children, Jolie told BBC World News that breaking up with Pitt after 10 years together was “very difficult”.
When asked about the divorce, Jolie, choking back tears, said: “It was a very difficult time and we are a family and we always will be a family and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it”.
“Many many people find themselves in this situation. We’ve all been through a difficult time – my focus is my children, our children, and my focus is finding this way through,” she said.
“We are and forever will be a family and so that is how I am coping, I’m coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September, citing irreconcilable differences.
In five years’ time?
When asked where she sees herself in five years’ time, Jolie said: “At that stage, I hope just standing. In five years’ time, I would like to be travelling around the world visiting my children, hoping that they’re just happy and doing really interesting things, and I imagine in many different parts of the world, and I’ll be supporting them”.
Brad is still a “wonderful father”
In her second interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, the host asked her if she still believed Pitt was a “wonderful father”, as she had once described him, she replied: “Of course. Of course, we will always be a family. Always.”
“We are focusing on the health of our family. And so we will be (healthier).”
She went on to say, “We will be stronger when we come out of this, because that’s what we’re determined to do as a family”.