Angelina Jolie Revealed She Feared For The Safety Of Her Children During Her Marriage To Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie has stated that she feared for the safety of her six children during her marriage to ex-husband Brad Pitt.

Addressing the Divorce

In a new interview published in The Guardian’s Weekend magazine, Jolie said her experiences in her decade-long relationship and 2-year marriage to Pitt made her realize the importance of children’s rights, which is why she co-authored a new book for children, “Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth.” 

She said: “I’m still in my own legal situation, I can’t speak about that.”

But when she was asked if she feared for the safety of her children during the relationship,

Jolie said: “Yes, for my family. My whole family.”

The star confirmed that she was alluding to the domestic violence allegations she made against Pitt when she said she became concerned that her children’s rights were not being honored.

The couple met in 2004 and had a 12-year-relationship, dubbed “Brangelina” in the media. 

They share six children, adopted sons Maddox, 20 and Pax, 17, adopted daughter Zahara, 16, biological daughter Shiloh, 15, and biological twins Knox and Vivienne, 13.

Ultimately Wants to Heal and be Peaceful

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt citing “irreconcilable differences” in September 2016 stating her decision was “made for the health of the family”. Five days before the filing there was an incident on a private plane in which it was alleged a drunk Pitt was abusive with Maddox, then 15.

Investigations by child welfare officials and the FBI were closed with no charges being filed.

Pitt has admitted to having an alcohol problem and that he shouted at one of his children but has always denied being physically abusive.

Touching on the case, she said: “It has been so horrific that I almost have to see it as a godsend to be in a position to be able to fight this system. It doesn’t start with the violation [the plane incident]. It’s so much more complicated than that.

“My 17-year-old, for example, has been denied a voice in court.”

Despite the fallout, the mother-of-six claimed she wanted her whole family “including their dad” to “heal and be peaceful”.

Adding: “We’ll always be a family”.

In May, Pitt was granted joint custody of their six children in a tentative ruling. Legal proceedings surrounding their split are ongoing.

Pitt’s lawyers declined to comment about Jolie’s interview with The Guardian.


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