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Angelina Jolie Tells Her Side Of The Story About Her Divorce From Brad Pitt

“We care for each other and care about our family."

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Brad Pitt gave a very candid interview to GQ Style back in May, and now it's Angelina Jolie's time to share her story, in the September issue of Vanity Fair.

When asked if she was surprised by Pitt's GQ Style interview, Jolie simply said, "No."
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When asked if she was surprised by Pitt's GQ Style interview, Jolie simply said, "No."

The interview took place in Jolie's new Los Feliz mansion in LA — her first permanent home since her split from Pitt. The new house itself is a big step forward in her family's healing process:

It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air. [This house] is a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal our family.

On the topic of her current relationship with Pitt, she had one brief statement: “We care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.”

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Jolie also added that her glam, globe-trotting lifestyle with Pitt was not to blame for their marital problems.

"Our lifestyle was not in any way a negative. That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children... They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them."
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"Our lifestyle was not in any way a negative. That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children... They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them."

For now, Jolie's biggest priority is continuing to put her kids first and making sure they're okay:

I was very worried about my mother, growing up—a lot. I do not want my children to be worried about me. I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is... I’ve been trying for nine months to be really good at just being a homemaker and picking up dog poop and cleaning dishes and reading bedtime stories. And I’m getting better at all three. But now I need to get my boots on and go hang, take a trip.

Click here for Jolie's full Vanity Fair interview about everything from her new Netflix film, First They Killed My Father, to rebuilding her relationship with her father, Jon Voight.

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott exclusively for Vanity Fair

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