Angelina Jolie, one and only Tomb Raider extraordinaire, recently spilled the beans on her post-divorce mental gymnastics following the breakup with ex-husband Brad Pitt. In a tell-all chat with the fancy French magazine Madame Figaro, our beloved Maleficent actress gave us a front-row seat to the emotional rollercoaster that was her split from Pitt.
According to Jolie, the breakup was a bit like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded – complicated. “The split was a complicated moment,” she admitted, as if divorcing Brad was as simple as picking a flavor of ice cream.
As she spilled the tea, Jolie confessed, “When my relationship with Brad was doing the limbo dance on its way out, I had lost myself a bit.” Picture Angelina doing the cha-cha with her sense of self – quite the mental image, right?
In the midst of the separation saga, Jolie shared that she felt “smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn’t necessarily obvious.” Because nothing says ‘I’m feeling tiny’ like being an international superstar.
“I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt,” lamented the 48-year-old, as if she had just finished a tub of Ben & Jerry’s while watching The Notebook. We feel you, Angie.
But fear not! Despite the legal tug-of-war with Pitt, Jolie is now in a phase she fondly calls “transition” – a bit like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but with more paparazzi. She has embarked on a journey of self-discovery, unsure of what the future holds. Maybe a cameo in a rom-com? We can only hope.
In a surprising twist, Jolie revealed that this separation actually helped her “reconnect” with the good things in life. “All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are to be alive,” she exclaimed, as if she had just discovered the secret to eternal happiness. Who knew divorce could be so enlightening?
In a previous interview with The Guardian, Jolie was probed about the tough decision to pull the plug on her marriage with Pitt. The Salt actress spilled the beans, saying, “I’m not the kind of person who makes decisions like the decisions I had to make lightly. It took a lot for me to be in a position where I felt I had to separate from the father of my children.” Cue the dramatic background music.
“There’s a lot I can’t say,” she cryptically added, leaving us all on the edge of our seats. The plot thickens, just like a good mystery novel.
In the grand scheme of things, Pitt and Jolie reportedly tied the knot in 2014 after nearly a decade of romantic entanglement, only to find themselves untangling the knot just two years later. The former power couple share six children, making their divorce saga the real-life version of a soap opera.
Angelina Jolie’s journey from Hollywood royalty to divorce connoisseur, all wrapped up in a bow of emotional rollercoasters, self-discovery, and a touch of mystery. Who said celebrity divorces can’t be entertaining?