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Angelina Jolie Gets Candid About Split From Brad Pitt, Bell's Palsy Diagnosis & More in 'Vanity Fair'

Angelina Jolie Gets Candid About Split From Brad Pitt, Bell's Palsy Diagnosis & More in 'Vanity Fair'

Angelina Jolie looks stunning on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s September 2017 issue.

Here’s what the actress, director, and humanitarian had to share…

On her split from Brad Pitt: “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 as our family….things got bad…I don’t want to use that word…Things became ‘difficult.’”

On her kids: “[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. [They're] very brave…in times they needed to be. We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing…They’re not healing from the divorce. They’re healing from some…from life, from things in life.”

On developing hypertension and Bell’s palsy: “I can’t tell if it’s menopause or if it’s just been the year I’ve had. Sometimes women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health. I actually feel like more of a woman because I’m being smart about my choices, and I’m putting my family first, and I’m in charge of my life and my health. I think that’s what makes a woman complete.” FYI: Bell’s Palsy is characterized as sudden weakness in the muscles on one half of the face. Angelina credits acupuncture with helping her make a full recovery. Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

On something Knox said to her: “He said, ‘Who wants to be normal? We’re not normal. Let’s never be normal.’ Thank you—yes! We’re not normal. Let’s embrace being not normal.”

FYI: Angelina is wearing Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello on the cover.

For more from Angelina, visit VanityFair.com.

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  • toastie postie

    Behind the scenes of interview – credit – BF/Ava
    http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/07/angelina-jolie-cover-behind-the-scenes

  • toastie postie

    Behind the scenes of interview – credit – BF/Ava
    http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/07/angelina-jolie-cover-behind-the-scenes

  • Passing Through

    The sad thing is – Brad made that clear in GQ that they wouldn’t and apparently nobody believed SHE would stick with their agreement.

  • Passing Through

    The sad thing is – Brad made that clear in GQ that they wouldn’t and apparently nobody believed SHE would stick with their agreement.

  • Fran

    Well at least Angie did not do a ticky pity party interview .

  • chun key pipe

    And?!

  • Puma

    No that’s because Brad already did that with Gq. Did you read her reaction to his interview. Q. Were you surprised Angelina – blank face no emotion “No!”

  • Puma

    No that’s because Brad already did that with Gq. Did you read her reaction to his interview. Q. Were you surprised Angelina – blank face no emotion “No!”

  • Fran

    Respectfull ?

  • Fran

    Respectfull ?

  • Puma

    Yeah, my good friend William Bradley and the alcohol, cocaine and other various drugs let it go while continuing to talk about it and pointing us I the direction of where to find a comment about it. You’re a loser just like your abusive I old putz

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    And if she only recently started, it may be a while before they get to where they can work on the issues between them.

    Meanwhile Brad continues to work on his relationship with the kids?

    Just guessing of course.

  • Puma

    And then you go to Aw and the FTKMF is not even on the main page. You damn liar.

  • bap

    Angelina does not whine in interviews. Angelina does not get enough credit for her strength that she displays in keeping her family together and on the road to recovery.

  • chun key pipe

    …For what?… That’s why he got with her, fame and wealth.

  • bap

    Thanks TP!

  • Beedyq

    Now we know that the Rottie’s name is Dusty 😍

  • Passing Through

    Like that was ever even a remote possibility. She won’t even cry in front of her kids – let alone the the vultures in the tabloid media.

  • bap

    True!

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    I think the fans who chat on the regular have been just that.

    Maybe you are construing some comments differently.

  • Beedyq

    That was never going to happen 😇

    Angie does not roll that way.

  • toastie postie

    You are very welcome. Here is my favorite picture of all them – I just like the style. Feminine yet strong.
    http://media.vanityfair.com/photos/59764e18b5f53c646c2dea5a/master/h_1440,c_limit/angelina-jolie-vf-0917-cover-ss05.png

  • Jay

    If I’m wrong point me to where is was mentioned.

  • toastie postie

    LOL. She/he should see my comments before I edit them. 😂

  • chun key pipe

    He’s is the one being sued, not la Jolie… She made 25 mil. on maleficent alone…She doesn’t live above her means.

  • chun key pipe

    He’s is the one being sued, not la Jolie… She made 25 mil. on maleficent alone…She doesn’t live above her means.

  • bap

    Oh my God TP, my favorite also! That’s how Demille dressed when he was directing. Check out the movie Sunset Bvld.

  • Passing Through

    I knew what you were talking about…but I still don’t see what the big deal is. Just some dipshites at AW shit-stirring as usual. If you think that’s the worst thing that’s ever done to kids to cast a movie, they’re off their rockers.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Okay, we’ve got the invitation to TIFF.

    We’ve got the interview.

    Now, dammit Netflix, can we get a trailer?

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Okay, we’ve got the invitation to TIFF.

    We’ve got the interview.

    Now, dammit Netflix, can we get a trailer?

  • Beedyq

    She might actually cry in front of the kids at times by the time she is been through effective therapy. Not crying does not mean that the kids are not aware of her struggles. And I think she alluded to the difficulty she might be having in therapy, something she did not think she would ever make use. Crying does not mean one is weak, it is a human reaction to triggered emotions.

    Thinking about what Princes William and Harry have just recently revealed. Kids are quite intuitive, they know without being told.

  • Beedyq

    She might actually cry in front of the kids at times by the time she is been through effective therapy. Not crying does not mean that the kids are not aware of her struggles. And I think she alluded to the difficulty she might be having in therapy, something she did not think she would ever make use. Crying does not mean one is weak, it is a human reaction to triggered emotions.

    Thinking about what Princes William and Harry have just recently revealed. Kids are quite intuitive, they know without being told.

  • Beedyq

    Well some of them are 😂😂😂

  • Beedyq

    Well some of them are 😂😂😂

  • bap

    Her boots are great! Angelina is old hollywood.

  • bap

    Her boots are great! Angelina is old hollywood.

  • Passing Through

    LOL! Even before I edit out my typos – I don’t call any of the fans names or be “disrepectful” even when I clearly don’t agree with them. How long have some of us been doing this – 12 years. We know how to have disagreements about OPINIONS and be adult about it. I didn’t really see anything in Angie’s interview to cause a hullabaloo anyway. The whole thing was just poorly put together, sloppily sourced and hapharzardly written. Basically what you expect from VF these days…

  • Passing Through

    LOL! Even before I edit out my typos – I don’t call any of the fans names or be “disrepectful” even when I clearly don’t agree with them. How long have some of us been doing this – 12 years. We know how to have disagreements about OPINIONS and be adult about it. I didn’t really see anything in Angie’s interview to cause a hullabaloo anyway. The whole thing was just poorly put together, sloppily sourced and hapharzardly written. Basically what you expect from VF these days…

  • Erianthe

    Hey remember when we’re ragging on you know who’s laying low cuz nothing’s going on for her. Well look what post just popped up on JJ so quickly after Angie’s Vanity Fair article came out??!!!!!

  • Erianthe

    Hey remember when we’re ragging on you know who’s laying low cuz nothing’s going on for her. Well look what post just popped up on JJ so quickly after Angie’s Vanity Fair article came out??!!!!!

  • Beedyq

    Patience Patience, it is on its way as FTKMF press has begun right on schedule 😇

  • Beedyq

    Patience Patience, it is on its way as FTKMF press has begun right on schedule 😇

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Thanks TP.

    I think my fav is the simple one of her in profile with the netting. I also like the one where she’s shot from the back in the lacey dress.

    I’m not as crazy about the rest. I think they’ve done better by her with other shoots.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Thanks TP.

    I think my fav is the simple one of her in profile with the netting. I also like the one where she’s shot from the back in the lacey dress.

    I’m not as crazy about the rest. I think they’ve done better by her with other shoots.

  • Beedyq

    That is nothing new now is it?

  • Beedyq

    That is nothing new now is it?

  • Passing Through

    I disagree obviously. Plus, see my comment above about Angie’s admission to being fascinated by heroin. Look at how that trolls keep gnawing on that bone. She never said she was a heroin addict – yet gossips like Terd, Page Six and all the haters keeps insisting she wasis. That’s no different than what you’re doing with Brad and alcoholism.

  • Beedyq

    A quick slapped together piece of journalism, rushed out of the door, not much substance to it.

    As you said typical of VF in these times.

  • toastie postie

    Amen!!!

  • busted

    Well well well.. the awaited interview. I just finished reading it. I don’t know what to really make of it. Sadly so much of it was a rehash of old interviews about adopting Maddox her mother. It felt like some introduction to a woman we already know. And the tabloid things were ridiculous. I wish she hadn’t gone to VF. I like some of the pictures and others not. They just over styled her. Some of the BW looked too much like previous photographs. I like the one with her in the chair in the riding pants.

    I will need digest it all. We have all said from the get go nothing about what is going on with them makes sense. Nothing and It still doesn’t. So we know she bought the house. Which means for me the kids don’t want to travel as much as they used to. I think Angie is going a bit stir crazy because she wants to and can’t. But that could be some of her anger. She can’t just up and go when she wants. I always felt when Angie talked about her dream of the kids living all over the world; that it never took into account that maybe that wasn’t their dream. They maybe happy just living in the USA. It brought to mind her living her mother’s dream and seeing how that wasn’t what she wanted. I don’t know what is going on with her and Brad. It is all too strange for me.

    It is obvious that she and Brad are not on the same page. I think she is still fighting for Physical Custody and he is not going to let her have it. A bridge too far.. And it is funny that Voight can be with the kids.. I’ll leave it there.