Angelina Jolie reflects on 'hardest time' after split from Brad Pitt

Actress breaks silence on divorce

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Angelina Jolie has broken her silence over her high-profile split from husband Brad Pitt.

The mother-of-six admitted it had been "the hardest time" since she filed for divorce on the grounds of 'irreconcilable differences' in September 2016.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Jolie said: "Things got bad. I didn't want to use that word.... Things became difficult."

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She praised their six children for their bravery, adding: "In times they needed to be.

"We're all just healing from the events that led to the filing... They're not healing from divorce. They're healing from some... from life, from things in life."

At the time of the filing, Jolie claimed "the decision was made for the health of the family".