Angelina Jolie is opening up about her divorce from Brad Pitt.
While speaking to French magazine Madame Figaro, the “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil” actress told the publication that she “lost [herself] a bit” during the split.
Jolie, 44, said it was “a complicated moment,” adding “I didn’t recognize myself anymore.”
Pitt and Jolie first met in 2004. They were then married in 2014 and divorced in 2016. The two share six children together.
While she was “lost” she is now in a “period of transition, like a homecoming, a return to [herself].”
When her “relationship with Brad was coming to an end,“ Jolie said, “I had lost myself a bit.” And that during the separation she felt “smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn’t necessarily obvious. I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt.”
Jolie has focused much of her work the past few years in her role as Special Envoy to the United Nations which, in part, has helped her “reconnect with this humility and this insignificance.”
“All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are of being alive,” Jolie added.