Angelina Jolie "lost herself a bit" after her divorce
The 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' star split from Brad Pitt in 2016 and she admits she didn't even "recognise" herself anymore through it all
9 October 2019
She said: "I don’t know what my fate holds but what I am convinced of is that I am in a period of transition, like a return to my roots, a return to myself. Because, I had lost myself a bit. I think it happened as my relationship with Brad was coming to an end, then at the beginning of our separation. It was a complicated moment, where I didn’t recognise myself anymore, where I had become ... how can I say ... smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn’t necessarily visible."
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The 44-year-old actress - who has Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox - admits she felt a "deep and genuine sadness" when her marriage fell apart, leaving to her feeling "insignificant" and she was also battling some health issues too.
Speaking to French magazine Madame, she added: "I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt. On the other hand, it was interesting to reconnect with this humility and even this insignificance I was feeling. Maybe this is what being human is in the end ...
"On top of all this, I suffered some health issues. All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are of being alive."