Angelina Jolie is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and during her interview, she gets candid about parenting, healing after her divorce, and possibly moving out of the country.
Jolie admits that the past few years have been hard for her, but she is healing. “My body has been through a lot over the past decade, particularly the past four years, and I have both the visible and invisible scars to show for it. The invisible ones are harder to wrestle with. Life takes many turns. Sometimes you get hurt, you see those you love in pain, and you can’t be as free and open as your spirit desires. It’s not new or old, but I do feel the blood returning to my body.”
The actress also talks about her children and how they’ve helped her along the way. She says, “My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it. 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.”
On public scrutiny and her children being public figures, she explains, “We can’t prevent them from experiencing pain, heartache, physical pain, and loss. But we can teach them to live better through it.”
Even though she travels often and has a home in the Cambodian Jungle, she does express a desire to move out of the country permanently. She says, “I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18. Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live.”