Humanitarian and mother Angelina Jolie has been on blast over the past few years about her thin frame. There have been reports that she suffers from an eating disorder, she is troubled over her relationship with partner Brad Pitt and even that she is just plain vain and narcissistic, trying hard to be the skinniest girl on the Hollywood block. As it turns out, the 36-year old’s weight loss may be due to another reason entirely.
The Academy Award-winning actress – who has been on field missions around the world and met with refugees and internally displaced persons in more than 30 countries since she was prestigiously named United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador in 2007 – reportedly “puts herself on fasts to make statements for the children she visits,” a source reveals to Us Weekly.
“‘She says, ‘If they can’t eat, I can’t eat,’” the source adds. The A-list mother-of-six “does different cleanses from around the world. It’s very dramatic, but that’s how she gets.”
Angelina – who raises children Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with her partner Brad Pitt – is currently in New York City for the directorial debut of her new film In The Land of Blood and Honey. The famous family was recently spotted perusing through the famous toy shop FAO Schwarz.