Angelina Jolie says ‘things Got Bad’ Before Brad Pitt Split and Reveals Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis to Vanity Fair

Angelina Jolie says ‘things Got Bad’ Before Brad Pitt Split and Reveals Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis to Vanity Fair

ANGELINA Jolie has spoken out for the first time in 10 months about her marriage split from Brad Pitt. Speaking in the September issue of Vanity Fair, Angelina admits “things got bad” between the couple in the months leading up to their split and “things became difficult”.

The A-list couple shocked the world when they announced their two-year marriage – and 12 year relationship – was over in September last year.

Angelina Jolie says ‘things Got Bad’ Before Brad Pitt Split and Reveals Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis to Vanity Fair

After the initial media furore around the split died down, the couple agreed to sort out the terms of their divorce and custody of their six children in private. Angelina added to the publication: “It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air.”

Having moved into rented accommodation in the wake of the break up, the 42-year-old purchased a $25 million mansion in Los Feliz, California and moved in just four days before the interview took place.

Angelina Jolie says ‘things Got Bad’ Before Brad Pitt Split and Reveals Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis to Vanity Fair

Of her new family home, Angelina – who looks as beautiful as ever on the magazine’s cover – said it was “a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal as a family.” Brad, 53, and Angelina have six children together: Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Shiloh, 11, Zahara, 12 and twins Vivienne and Knox, nine.

During her time with her kids since the split, Angelina said she has been trying to: “be really good at just being a homemaker and picking up dog poop and cleaning dishes and reading bedtime stories.” While the couple – who met on the set of 2004 movie Mr and Mrs Smith – were unable to make their marriage work, Angelina insisted they “care for each other and care for our family, and we are both working towards the same goal”.