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    Angelina Jolie Opened Up About Rediscovering Joy After Her "Complicated" Divorce From Brad Pitt

    "I didn’t recognize myself anymore."

    The world was shocked when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced their split in 2016. (RIP Brangelina.)

    In a recent interview with French magazine Madame Figaro, Angelina opened up about rediscovering her joy and feeling "lost" following their separation.

    When asked about what her destiny holds, the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil actor replied, "I do not know about destiny, but I’m certain that I’m in transition, and this is a homecoming, I’m coming back to myself, because I was a little lost."

    Angelina continued, saying, "I think it was at the end of my relationship with Brad and then when we separated. It was complicated. I didn’t recognize myself anymore, and I’d become, how do I say this, smaller, insignificant, even if I didn’t show it."

    "I was profoundly, deeply sad. I was hurt. On the other hand, it was interesting to tap into this humility and sense of insignificance," she told the outlet.

    "It’s a lesson I pass onto my children: the idea of renewal, and through it all, the possibility of joy. I had to rediscover the joy," she shared.

    We love that for you, Angie. You deserve all of the happiness in the world.

    Check out her full interview with Madame Figaro here.


    An earlier version of this post misstated the year that Brad and Angelina got married.