Life after a breakup isn’t always easy, even for the rich and famous. Just ask Angelina Jolie. The 42-year-old actress opened up about her personal life after her messy split with Brad Pitt and admitted she’s struggling.
The actor filed for divorce on September 19 last year citing irreconcilable differences with the Moneyball actor. The official statement from Jolie read that the reason for her decision was health of the family.
Speaking with the Sunday Telegraph, the star, 42, said, “I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard.”
“Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my days,” she added. “Emotionally, it’s been a very difficult year and I have had some other health issues. So my health is something I have to monitor.”
The actress, who had a preventative double mastectomy in 2013 after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, also mentioned to the Telegraph that she is dealing with health issues. (She revealed to Vanity Fair in July that she was battling hypertension and had been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy.)
“I am so happy I don’t have cancer and that if I do get it, it will be delayed for a few years,” Jolie said. “The exchange for that peace of mind is quite good. I feel sometimes that my body has taken a hit, but I try to laugh as much as possible.”