On the set of her new film,First They Killed My Father, in Cambodia, Jolie spoke candidly about the divorce which has been playing out in the court of public opinion since last September. The mother of six spoke with the BBC about dealing with the aftermath of the split.
"It was a very difficult time," said Jolie."We are a family, and we will always be a family. And we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it."
Jolie also spoke toGood Morning America about the divorce, continuing to emphasize family.
"We are focusing on the health of our family, and so we will be stronger when we come out of this, because that's what we're determined to do as a family," said Jolie.
According to Jolie, although they have divorced, she and Pitt are committed to keeping their family strong and intact so as to have a stable and loving environment for their children. Part of their divorce proceedings centered around charges that Pitt had physically abused one of their sons. Pitt denied all of the charges but Jolie filed public court documents that continuously spoke about his parenting until the two sides agreed to settle privately.
"The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues,"read a joint statement from the couple at that time.