Angelina Jolie Says 'the Past Few Years Have Been Pretty Hard': 'I've Been Focusing on Healing Our Family'

Angelina Jolie is continuing to move herself and her family forward.

The 45-year-old actress opened up about her career, her work with refugees and her home life with her six children in a new interview with British Vogue.

When asked if she was at a happy stage in her life, Jolie said, "I don't know. The past few years have been pretty hard."

"I've been focusing on healing our family," she continued. "It's slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body."

Jolie added she couldn't wait to enter the next decade in her life.

"I'm looking forward to my fifties — I feel that I'm gonna hit my stride in my fifties," she said. "Though we were on the trampoline the other day, and the children said, 'No, Mom, don't do that. You'll hurt yourself.' And I thought, 'God, isn't that funny?' There was a day I was an action star, and now the kids are telling me to get off the trampoline because I'll hurt myself."

The Maleficent star has six kids with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt: Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.

Jolie and Pitt married in 2014 and split in 2016. They were legally declared single by a judge in 2019. The finalization of their divorce is ongoing. 

In August, the Oscar-winning actress opened up about living in lockdown with her brood amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"You know, I've never been one who valued relaxation. I like chaos," Jolie joked to E!'s Daily Pop. "… I've been on high-level meetings where there's dogs and balls and kids and things. You kind of just enjoy being human with everybody else and laughing through it."

Jolie explained that, in order to create a "bit of structure," she makes schedules to keep everyone on track, though she admitted, however, that one of her teens is more organized than her. "My daughter Zahara is better at organizing things than I am," she revealed.

As for movie nights at the Jolie household, the actress said they all love to gather for an at-home screening.

"Well, we're all there. So all six kids, my oldest son's home from Korea — lots of popcorn and just like really every family, we're just pajamas, robes, snacks," said Jolie.

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