After discussing her divorce from Brad Pitt for the first time in an interview with BBC News this past February, Angelina Jolie further opens up on her life after the split that occurred almost a year ago which unsurprisingly shocked the world.

While the terms of the divorce have been kept private, Jolie sat down with Vanity Fair for its newest issue and discusses her life as a single mother, trying to amicably co-parent their six children and more.

“I was very worried about my mother, growing up—a lot. I do not want my children to be worried about me,” she tells the magazine. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, split from her father and actor Jon Voight when Jolie was young, after Voight reportedly cheated. “I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is.”

Jolie also denies that her and Pitt’s busy lifestyle led to their split, saying, “Our lifestyle was not in any way a negative, That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children . . . They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them. We care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.”

But by the summer of 2016, Jolie admitted that “things got bad,” but rephrased it -- “I didn’t want to use that word . . . Things became ‘difficult.’ ”

With she and the children starting a new chapter of their lives in a $25 million estate once owned by iconic Hollywood director Cecil B. DeMille, Jolie admitted that “It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air. This house is a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal our family.” She also added, “We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing . . . They’re not healing from divorce. They’re healing from some . . . from life, from things in life.”

Amidst the divorce, Jolie also reveals that she developed Bell’s Palsy, a result of damage to facial nerves, causing one side of her face to droop, as well as hypertension, although, Jolie says that acupuncture completely healed her. “Sometimes women in families put themselves last,” she says, “until it manifests itself in their own health.”

You can read more of the interview directly at Vanity Fair and its latest issue.

Now see what Brad Pitt had to say about the divorce, getting sober and more.

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