Angelina Jolie doesn't want her six children to grow up worrying about her.
As the actress' split from Brad Pitt continues, she's opening up about their breakup in a new interview and revealing the lengths she's gone to in an effort to keep her family protected.
“I was very worried about my mother, growing up — a lot. I do not want my children to be worried about me. I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is,” she told Vanity Fair magazine for their September 2017 issue.
Jolie and Pitt share six children, 15-year-old Maddox, 13-year-old Pax, 12-year-old Zahara, 11-year-old Shiloh, and nine-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
“They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals,” Jolie told the magazine, via a report by Hollywood Life. “I’m very proud of them. They’ve been very brave. They were very brave [in times they needed to be].”
“We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing,” she continued. “They’re not healing from divorce. They’re healing from some…from life, from things in life.”
"We care for each other and care about our family and we are both working towards the same goal,” she added of Pitt.
Jolie and Pitt have kept their distance since splitting nearly one year ago and when it comes to their kids, the Jolie-Pitt children have not been seen publicly with their father at all.
To hear more from Angelina Jolie's interview with Vanity Fair magazine, check out the video below.