Angelina Jolie Opens Up on Brad Pitt Split: He's Still Holding Me Back!

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It's been almost three years since Angelina Jolie separated from Brad Pitt following an incident aboard a private jet that remains shrouded in mystery.

At first, both parties remained firmly tight-lipped about both their marriage and their divorce, but these days the actors make the occasional cryptic reference to their former lives and the way things have changed since their split.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Throwback Pic

Brad was the first to break his silence.

Thanks to a series of candid interviews, we now know, for example, that Pitt is sober, having reevaluated his use of intoxicants after the separation.

Angie kept a lid on things a bit longer, which makes sense.

No one ever accused her of instigating the alleged plane altercation, so she likely didn't feel the need to explain anything.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Happier Times Photo

But Angie has a new movie to promote, and she's been in the business long enough to know exactly what the people want.

And so, she gave one of the most candid interviews of her career to Harper's Bazaar this week.

Jolie revealed that years after the split, she finally feels "the blood returning to [her] body," a profound atatement about the tremendous toll the divorce has taken on her.

"My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it. They have been through a lot. I learn from their strength," she added.

Angelina Jolie at Premiere

She went on to say that her choices with regard to where she settles down are currently limited by her husband's decisions.

"I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18. Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live," she told the magazine.

Proving once again that celebrity breakups are very, very different from civilian splits, Angie went on to bemoan the fact that her duties as a single parent prevent her from spending time at the Cambodian jungle home she built before she met Brad.

"We got a call the other day informing us that chipmunks have moved into the house," she griped.

Angelina Jolie Looks Gorgeous

"They asked if we should remove them, and Vivienne was very clear that we needed to cover the wires and let them stay."

Yes, when you're rich enough you can leave the First World and still have First World problems.

We joke about Angie's incredible wealth, but the real takeaway here is that she's a devoted mom, who's endured a very difficult three yeats.

Jolie's eldest son, Maddox, went off to college in South Korea this fall, and while we're sure the separation is painful, she's that much closer to being able to live wherever she wants.

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Angelina Jolie Biography

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Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Angelina Jolie Voight

Angelina Jolie Quotes

I'm very happy. Unlike most women, I love being pregnant... You just feel like everything about your body is there for your baby.

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Yeah, yeah, we've confirmed that already.

Angelina Jolie [after being asked if she's having twins]