Angelina Jolie Spilled the Tea on Brad Pitt With One Simple Word

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It's been nearly a year since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, and in that time, the mom of six has opened up a bit, but for the most part, she's kept mum on her personal life. Now, in an intriguing new interview with Vanity Fair, Angie confronts questions about the end of her marriage. In addition to touching on how she's handled the stressful situation, she had a particularly pointed response when asked about her ex's mea culpa interview in GQ Style, in which Pitt admitted he was struggling post-split and had a serious drinking problem.


VF's Evgenia Peretz writes, "I mention Pitt's mea culpa in GQ Style. Did it surprise her? 'No,' she replies, looking unmoved." Definitely interesting.

With one word and the tone around it, she was able to say so much by saying barely anything at all. Perhaps from this we can guess that she knows he's sorry, but she's just beyond caring?

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Peretz went on to refer to tabloid reports that suggest their communication has improved and asked if that's true. "There's a long pause," the feature reads. "She looks down, formulates an answer. 'We care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.'"

Peretz observed: "There's anger and pain right there beneath the surface. But she's trying to keep the emotions at bay."

Angelina explained, "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."

Certainly, so many moms can relate to that, and it's heart-wrenching to hear. Even worse is that Angie admitted in the interview that she's suffered several health challenges recently -- Bell's palsy and hypertension -- perhaps as a result of stress. "Sometimes women in families put themselves last, until it manifests itself in their own health."

Still, despite these struggles and a few more gray hairs, she's feeling optimistic these days. "I actually feel more of a woman because I feel like 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," the actress said. "I think that's what makes a woman complete."

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Cheers to that. And to playing her cards close to her chest on her split from Brad. Sure, their relationship played out in the spotlight, but especially given everything she's dealing with these days, she's entitled to say as much -- or as little -- as she wishes about the divorce. And, well, anything at all. 

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