Three years have passed since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt filed for a divorce. The duo has come a long way from #CoupleGoals for everyone to barely speaking to each other or about each other, even to clear the air since their high-profile divorce. But in a recent interview, Angelina Jolie broke all the unspoken barriers when she named Brad Pitt as the reason behind her being forced to stay in Los Angeles.
In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Jolie shared how she wants to encourage her “children to explore the world, including the world of ideas and expression” but is unable to do. Angelina Jolie has often been vocal about her dreams of moving out of Los Angeles, she has even spent time in several different countries over the years, and voiced the same during the interview when she shared that she “would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18.”
But for now, her plans are on hold. “Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live,” she explained.
Angelina Jolie also opened up on life after divorcing Brad Pitt and how it was her children who helped her during the difficult phase. “The part of us that is free, wild, open, curious, can get shut down by life,” she said. “By pain or by harm. My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it.”
Jolie has six kids, of which Shiloh, Vivienne, Knox, Pax, and Zahara live with her in Los Angeles. As for Maddox, whom she adopted in Cambodia, he is currently living in South Korea studying at the Yonsei University.
“They have been through a lot. I learn from their strength. As parents, we encourage our kids to embrace all that they are, and all that they know in their hearts to be right, and they look back at us and want the same for us,” she added.
While she may be unable to shift to her dream city yet, Jolie has quite an imagination when it comes to describing the yet-to-be-decided location.
“My favorite place is somewhere I’ve never been. I like to be dropped into the middle of something new,” she said. “I enjoy being out of my element. I want the children to grow up in the world—not just learning about it but living it and having friends around the world.”