After shocking the world in September 2016 by filing for divorce from Brad Pitt following 11 years together and two years of marriage, Angelina Jolie is finally opening up about her new family dynamic. During an interview with BBC World News that was released on Sunday, the actress was asked about the split by reporter Yalda Hakim. "I don't want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time," Angelina said. "We are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it."
Angelina, who was in Cambodia this week to promote her new film, First They Killed My Father, with her children, continued, "Many, many people find themselves in this situation. My whole, my family . . . we've all being through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children . . . and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer. It's been a difficult few months. Right now, I'm going through a moment when just everybody's in my room. Two dogs, two hamsters and two children at the moment. It's wonderful. But, usually, I just wake up trying to figure out who's going to get [the] dog out, who's going to start the pancakes and did anybody brush their teeth."
The star was also asked about where she sees herself in five years, joking that she'll be outnumbered in a house of teenagers. "At that stage, I hope just standing," she said. "In five years' time I would like to be traveling around the world visiting my children, hoping that they're just happy and doing really interesting things, and I imagine in many different parts of the world, and I'll be supporting them. Everything I do I hope is that I represent something, and I represent the right things to my children, and give them the right sense of what they're capable of, and the world as it should be seen. Not through the prism of Hollywood or through a certain kind of life, but really take them into the world, where they have a really good sense and become rounded people."