In the wake of news that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, ending their 11-year relationship, ET Canada is looking back on the couple in happier times.
Over the years, Pitt and Jolie were open to talking about their family and relationship, including the health scare that brought the couple closer together.
In 2013, Jolie underwent a double mastectomy to prevent the onset of breast cancer which claimed the life of her mother, Marcheline Bertrand at age 56. Shortly after her surgery, Pitt was at the premiere of his zombie movie, “World War Z” where he thanked fans for the outpouring of concern over Jolie’s health.
“It was emotional, but life-affirming,” he told ET Canada. “It’s those things that remind you what’s really important and brings us even tighter.”
For Jolie, it was her family that keeps her grounded in life, telling ET Canada in 2011 that her time spent on red carpets is but a fraction of who she is.
“That’s the most important thing,” she says, speaking about her six children. “That they remember that you’re there for them.”
Jolie has been able to draw inspiration from her films, notably “Unbroken”, which she directed. The director and actress related to the biopic’s lead character, Louis Zamperini, in that he was “imperfect.” In the 2014 interview held during the couple’s happier times, a smiling Jolie dished on her brood’s holiday plans.
“We’re very traditional about all of that, and doing the tree, and stockings, and sitting up all night, and wrapping,” she told ET Canada.