Angelina Jolie Split From Brad Pitt 'For The Wellbeing' of Their Kids

By Taylor Fields

June 19, 2020

It's been four years since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split up, but in a new interview with Vogue, the actress opened up about the breakup, and why "it was the right decision" for their family.

When asked how she's maintained a "healthy environment" for her six children, Jolie replied, "I separated for the wellbeing of my family. It was the right decision. I continue to focus on their healing. Some have taken advantage of my silence, and the children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them that they know their own truth and their own minds. In fact, they are six very brave, very strong young people."

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Elsewhere in the interview, she also talked about the adoption of three of her kids, as well as her humanitarian work and her future plans to continue her efforts.

Jolie explained of raising her adopted children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara, as well as biological children Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox, altogether, "Each is a beautiful way of becoming family. What is important is to speak with openness about all of it and to share. 'Adoption' and 'orphanage' are positive words in our home. With my adopted children, I can't speak of pregnancy, but I speak with much detail and love about the journey to find them and what it was like to look in their eyes for the first time."

She added, "All adopted children come with a beautiful mystery of a world that is meeting yours. When they are from another race and foreign land, that mystery, that gift, is so full. For them, they must never lose touch with where they came from. They have roots that you do not. Honor them. Learn from them. It’s the most amazing journey to share. They are not entering your world, you are entering each other’s worlds."

Read Angeline's full interview in Vogue.

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