Angelina Jolie Makes Surprising Claim About Her Divorce From Brad Pitt – ‘We Had To Heal’

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had one of the most bitter celebrity divorces ever in a battle that went on for many years after she filed in September of 2016. Now, Jolie is opening up about this divorce, revealing that she had Bell’s palsy in the lead up to the split.

Jolie Discusses Divorce

“My body reacts very strongly to stress,” she explained, according to The Messenger. “My blood sugar goes up and down. I suddenly had Bell’s palsy six months before my divorce.”

Bell’s palsy is described as “the sudden weakness in the muscles on one half of the face that appears as partial paralysis.”

“We had to heal,” Jolie stated. “There are things we needed to heal from.”

In the years since her divorce, Jolie has devoted much of her time to her six children, saying that she “doesn’t really have a social life.”

 “They are the closest people to me and my life, and they’re my close friends,” she said of her kids, according to Harper’s Bazaar. “We’re seven very different people, which is our strength.”

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Jolie’s ‘Closest Friends Are Refugees’

Outside of her family, Jolie said,  “I realized my closest friends are refugees. Maybe four out of six of the women that I am close to are from war and conflict.”

“There’s a reason people who have been through hardship are also much more honest and much more connected, and I am more relaxed with them,” Jolie added. “Why do I like spending time with people who’ve survived and are refugees? They’ve confronted so much in life that it brings forward not just strength, but humanity.”

Jolie is also hoping to get out of the Hollywood bubble more often in the coming years. She was born and raised in Los Angeles as the daughter of the Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight.

“It’s part of what happened after my divorce. I lost the ability to live and travel as freely. I will move when I can,” she said. “I grew up in quite a shallow place. Of all the places in the world, Hollywood is not a healthy place. So you seek authenticity.”

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Jolie And Pitt’s Divorce Battle

Daily Mail reported that Jolie went on to say that because she “grew up around Hollywood,” she was “never very impressed” with it.

“I never bought into it as significant or important,” Jolie explained.

Jolie and Pitt’s divorce took an explosive turn back in 2016 after she claimed that he “choked” one of their children during an altercation on a private plane and then “struck” another.

“Brad has accepted responsibility for what he did but will not for things he didn’t do,” Pitt’s rep said in response. “He has been on the receiving end of every type of personal attack and misrepresentation.”

“Thankfully, the various public authorities she has tried to use against him over the past six years have made their own independent decisions,” the rep added. “Brad will continue to respond in court as he has consistently done.”

This has clearly been an extremely messy divorce for everyone involved. What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments section.

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