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Angelina Jolie on her divorce from Brad Pitt: “We will always be a family”

The actress has opened up following her highly-publicised divorce from Brad Pitt.

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
In a pre-taped interview aired on Good Morning America Angelina Jolie has opened up about her headline-making divorce from fellow actor, Brad Pitt.
Speaking with the show’s co-host George Stephanopolous, the 41-year-old actress revealed that the Jolie-Pitt brood are committed to focusing on the continued "health" of their family.
"We are focusing on the health of our family.”
She added, while seemingly holding back tears, “We will be stronger when we come out of this because that's what we're determined to do as a family."
WATCH: Angelina Jolie speaks about life after divorce on Good Morning America. Post continues after video...
Angelina reportedly filed for divorce following a fight between Brad and their eldest child Maddox, while the family was aboard a private jet. Several reports have indicated that Brad was “verbally abusive” and became “physical” with the 15-year-old as the altercation slowly spiralled out of control.
Despite the tumultuous circumstances, the By The Sea actress remains adamant that Brad is "a wonderful father."
"Of course, of course," she responded when quizzed as to whether she still thought Brad was a good parent. "We will always be a family. Always."
In November, the Academy Award-winning actress released a statement confirming that her six children with Brad - Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - would continue to live with her while Brad would only be granted “therapeutic visits.”
Angelina was recently seen alongside her six children in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Her biggest fans! The actress' cheer squad were her adorable children.
Since filing to end her marriage of twelve years late last year, and the nasty custody battle which ensued, Angelia has kept a relatively low profile.
But this past weekend she was spotted alongside her six children, as they attended a press conference and premiere in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for the release of Angelina’s film First They Killed My Father.
During the film’s premiere, Angelina opened up about her personal connection to the movie and to Cambodia.
"I cannot find words to express what it means to me that I was entrusted with telling part of the story of this country,” she told the audience.
“This film was not made to focus on the horrors of the past, but to celebrate the resilience, kindness and talent of the Cambodian people. Most of all, this film is my way of saying thank you to Cambodia,” she said.
“Without Cambodia, I may never have become a mother. Part of my heart is and will always be in this country. And part of this country is always with me: Maddox.”

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