Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt broke up over two years ago, but they’re still doing their best to co-parent together after their high-profile divorce. However, that means sometimes there will be compromises—and for Jolie, that includes staying in Los Angeles near Pitt so her kids can be closer to their father.
In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the publication asked Jolie about her desire to encourage her children to explore the world. She shared that she “would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18.” Although she didn’t say where, exactly, she wants to go, she indicated that those plans are on hold for a while because of her ex-husband. “Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live,” she explained.
While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are both currently in Los Angeles, where Jolie was born, the actress has spent time in several different countries over the years. She formed a particularly special bond with Cambodia, where she adopted her oldest son Maddox Chivan.
In the interview, Jolie also opened up about what her life has been like after separating from Pitt. She shared that it’s her kids who have helped her to reconnect with herself and have shown her strength during a difficult period. “The part of us that is free, wild, open, curious can get shut down by life,” she said. “By pain or by harm. My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it.”
She continued, “They have been through a lot. I learn from their strength. As parents, we encourage our kids to embrace all that they are, and all that they know in their hearts to be right, and they look back at us and want the same for us.”
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