Angelina Jolie ‘lost herself a bit’ after her divorce

Actress Angelina Jolie
Actress Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie “lost herself a bit” after her divorce.

The Maleficent: Mistress of Evil star split from Brad Pitt in 2016, and she admits she didn’t even “recognise” herself anymore through it all.

“I don’t know what my fate holds but what I am convinced of is that I am in a period of transition, like a return to my roots, a return to myself. Because I had lost myself a bit,” she said.

“I felt a deep and genuine sadness.”

— Angelina Jolie

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

The 44-year-old actress – who has Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – admits she felt a “deep and genuine sadness” when her marriage fell apart. Speaking to French magazine Madame, she added: “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.”