Angelina Jolie has insisted she is “focussing on the health of her family” amid her divorce from Brad Pitt.
Angelina spoke again about the breakdown of her marriage during an interview with ‘Good Morning America‘ and remained insistent that Brad is a “wonderful father”.
The US actress and director was put on the spot during the interview, which was to promote her new movie First They Killed My Father, when host George Stephanopoulos asked if her family are “healthier” since she and Brad announced their split.
The question was in reference to Angelina’s statement at the time, in which she said the decision to separate was “for the health of the family”.
Pausing for breath and appearing to compose herself, Angelina eventually replied: “We are focussing on the health of our family and so we will be, we will be when we come of this because that’s what we are determined to do.”
George then asked 41-year-old Angelina about previous comments she had made about Brad’s role as a dad.
He said: “In the past, you have described Brad as a wonderful father. Do you still believe that?”
Angelina replied: “Of course, of course. We will always be a family. Always.”
Meanwhile, Angelina’s new film is about the 1975 to 1979 Cambodian genocide. Her son Maddox was born in Cambodia and she admits she was very keen to understand his history.
Angelina explained: “This country means a great deal to me and has been through so much.
“I wanted to understand myself. I don’t know much about my son’s birth parents, but I believe they would have gone through this war.
“I wanted to understand him and his culture in a deeper way.”
Angelina has six children – including Maddox – with Brad. The couple announced their divorce in September 2016, just two years after they married in France.
Speaking to BBC News on Sunday (19 February), she said: “I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time and we are a family, and we will always be a family.
“It was very difficult. Many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family have all been through a difficult time.”