Angelina Jolie believes children “saved” her.
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In a new interview with Vogue, the actress and director opened up about how having children has changed her life.
“I was 26 when I became a mother. My whole life changed,” she said. “Having children saved me and taught me to live this world differently. »
The Maleficent star admitted she would have chosen a “darker” path without her children.
“I think I would have become a lot darker lately if I didn’t want to live for her. You are better than me because you want your children to be,” she said. “Of course I am the mother and hope to give them a safe place and stability. But I’m also the one they make fun of, and I see them taking over a lot of different aspects of our family.”
Angelina Jolie had six children – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox – with her ex-husband Brad Pitt. The couple ended their relationship in 2016 after 11 years together.
The star also confessed that she hasn’t felt like herself “for ten years.”
“I’m feeling a little down these days,” she said. “In some ways I feel like I haven’t been myself in the last ten years and I don’t want to think about that anymore. »
Angelina Jolie said she “decided to slow down her acting career seven years ago and only take jobs that didn’t require extensive filming.” We still had a long way to go. We’re still finding our way.”