During a Tuesday appearance on Good Morning America, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie opened up about splitting from Brad Pitt and their plans to peacefully co-parent their six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
“We are focusing on the health of our family, and so we will be stronger when we come out of this because that’s what we’re determined to do as a family,” the mom-of-six, 41, said.
When asked if her soon-to-be ex-husband is still a great dad, she was sure to set the record straight.
“Of course, of course,” she said of the Allied actor, 53. “We will always be a family. Always.”
Over the weekend, the Maleficent actress broke her silence about the shocking split.
“I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time and… and we are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it,” Jolie said of their impending divorce.
She was in Cambodia to promote her new directorial effort, the film First They Killed My Father, an adaptation of the Khmer Rouge memoir written by survivor Loung Ung that recounts the 1970s Cambodian genocide from a child’s perspective.
Jolie also opened up about that viral video of her and her kids eating bugs in Cambodia while working on First They Killed My Father.
“They’re used to eating scorpions, especially Shiloh,” she said. “Loves a tarantula, loves a bug. They can eat a bag of crickets like a bag of chips.”
Not to mention the “extraordinary” bonding she got to do with sons Maddox, whom she adopted from Cambodia, and Pax on set.
“I talked to Maddox about this film and doing it, and it was him in the final hour that said he was ready and that he wanted to understand more,” Jolie shared. “He wanted me to make it.”
She added, “[Pax] did the still photography.”