Angelina Jolie Revealed the Reason She Decided to Divorce Brad Pitt

Mehera Bonner
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From Cosmopolitan

  • Angelina Jolie revealed the reason she decided to divorce Brad Pitt.

  • The actress said she came to the decision for the "well-being" of her family.

Angelina Jolie has opened up about the reason she and Brad Pitt split up after a 12-year relationship. During an interview with Vogue India, the actress explained that she decided to divorce Brad for the well being of their six kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox.

"I separated for the well-being of my family. It was the right decision," she explained. "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."

She also spoke at length about adoption and honoring her children, saying "they are not entering your world, you are entering each other’s worlds."

"What is important is to speak with openness about all of it and to share. ‘Adoption’ and ‘orphanage’ are positive words in our home," she said. "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. 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....I am very blessed to have been allowed to be their mom. I am grateful every day."

While Brangelina had a contentious and highly publicized divorce, Entertainment Tonight reports that the couple are said to be in a better place now that their custody agreement has been worked out.

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