Angelina Jolie Talks Life After Brad Pitt Divorce, Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis & More With ‘Vanity Fair’

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This face could NEVER be denied. WHEW.

Angelina Jolie is Vanity Fair magazine’s September 2017 cover gal where she talks about her surprising Bell’s Palsy diagnosis, life after Brad Pitt and more!

Check out what the 42-year-old acclaimed actress shared with the mag below:

On settling in a $25 Million mansion in L.A. with her 6 children: “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 as our family.”

On what may have lead to her divorce from Brad Pitt: She initially claimed that “things got bad.” But later clarified to the magazine, “I don’t want to use that word…Things became ‘difficult.’ [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.”

On how the divorce affected her six children: “They’re very brave…in times they needed to be. We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing…They’re not healing from the divorce. They’re healing from some…from life, from things in life.”

On developing hypertension and Bell’s Palsy: “I can’t tell if it’s menopause or if it’s just been the year I’ve had. Sometimes women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health. I actually feel like more of a woman because I’m being smart about my choices, and I’m putting my family first, and I’m in charge of my life and my health. I think that’s what makes a woman complete. I’ve been trying for nine months to be really good at just being a homemaker and picking up dog poop and cleaning dishes and reading bedtime stories. And I’m getting better at all three.”

In a conversation she had with her youngest son Knox: “He said, ‘Who wants to be normal? We’re not normal. Let’s never be normal.’ Thank you—yes! We’re not normal. Let’s embrace being not normal.”

Images: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vanity Fair

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