Angelina Jolie didn’t recognize self after Brad Pitt split: ‘Lost myself a bit’

Angelina Jolie didn't recognize self after Brad Pitt split: 'Lost myself a bit'

Angelina Jolie confessed that she didn’t recognize herself after her split from Brad Pitt because she lost a bit of herself.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s romance started in a somewhat controversial way. Many believed they fell in love while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith. At the time, Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston.

They were together for almost ten years when they decided to tie the knot. However, after exchanging, “I do’s,” their marriage only lasted for two years. Jolie admitted it wasn’t easy for her.

Angelina Jolie lost a part of her after Brad Pitt split

Angelina Jolie got candid with French magazine Madame Le Figaro, about how she felt when her relationship with Brad Pitt ended. She confessed that she couldn’t recognize herself after the split.

Jolie also admitted that she lost herself a bit, and it all started when she sensed that their relationship was in a downward spiral.

“I had lost myself a bit,” Jolie shared.

“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 recognize myself anymore, where I had become… how can I say… smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn’t necessarily visible,” Jolie said per Metro.

She also opened up about the pain and loneliness she felt at the time. It humbled her and affected her health.

“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.”

 

Pitt and Jolie’s relationship history

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie met on the set of their 2004 action-romance movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Shortly after they started filming, Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announced their split.

There were rumors that Jolie was the reason the couple separated. However, in Pitt and Aniston’s split announcement, they clearly stated that there was no third-party involved.

Pitt also defended Jolie from those linking her to his marriage.

“We were still filming after Jen (Aniston) and I split up. Even then, it doesn’t mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn’t,” Pitt said.

However, in Jolie’s interview with Vogue, she said there was an instant connection between them. She also revealed that she couldn’t wait to get to work to be with Pitt.

Jolie’s revelations didn’t sit well with Jennifer Aniston. The Friends alum said it was “uncool” for Jolie to say those things given that Pitt was still married to her at the time.

Pitt and Jolie after their split

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s separation wasn’t as amicable as Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s. They didn’t talk as they settled their divorce and children’s custody.

However, things have gotten better between the exes years after their bitter split. Jolie has allowed the kids to see their dad regularly. Also, Pitt has been spotted visiting Joie’s home in the past weeks to see their children.

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