Angelina Jolie, the renowned actress and humanitarian, recently opened up about her journey as a single mom in a candid interview with Vogue.
Following her tumultuous divorce from Brad Pitt in 2016, Jolie found solace and strength in her role as a mother to their six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox.
At the age of 26, Jolie’s life took a drastic turn when she became a mother. She shared, ‘Having children saved me and taught me to be in this world differently. They’re better than me, because you want your children to be.’
This profound statement highlights the transformative power of parenthood and how it can shape one’s perspective on life. Jolie admitted that being a single mom has been her saving grace, preventing her from delving into ‘much darker’ places.
Focusing on her children has provided her with a purpose and a reason to keep going, especially during challenging times. She expressed, ‘I think, recently, I would’ve gone under in a much darker way had I not wanted to live for them.’
In the interview, Jolie also shared her feelings of being ‘a bit down’ and going through a period of transition as a person. She revealed, ‘I don’t feel like I’ve been myself for a decade, in a way, which I don’t want to get into.’
While she didn’t elaborate further, it is evident that Jolie and her family have faced hardships and have had to undergo a healing process. She acknowledged, ‘We had a lot of healing to do. We’re still finding our footing.’
Amidst personal challenges, Jolie has found inspiration in her new venture, Atelier Jolie. As the founder of this fashion company, she aims to create a platform for others to flourish.
She emphasized, ‘I don’t want to be a big fashion designer, I want to build a house for other people to become that.’ Jolie’s ultimate goal with Atelier Jolie is to empower women and encourage them to embrace their softness, something she herself has struggled with in the past.
Angelina Jolie’s story serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience that can be found within oneself, especially in the face of adversity. Her journey as a single mom showcases the healing power of parenthood and the ability to find purpose in the love for one’s children.
Through her new fashion venture, Jolie hopes to inspire women to feel safe enough to be vulnerable and embrace their true selves. Pitt, 59, and Jolie initially met on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” while he was still married to actress Jennifer Aniston.
Despite the fact that the two began dating shortly after Pitt ended his relationship with Aniston in 2005, the actor has strongly denied ever being disloyal to the “Friends” actress.
Pitt and Jolie immediately rose to prominence as one of Hollywood’s most recognized couples. They married in August 2014 and have had six children together throughout the years.
However, things changed in 2016 when it was revealed that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had called it quits. The two allegedly got into an incident while on a private airplane with their children.