Angelina Jolie quits acting and quits Hollywood: Still recovering from divorce from Brad Pitt

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In a new interview for "VSJ" magazine, Angelina Jolie revealed that her six children, Maddox (22) Pax (20) Zakhara (18) Shiloh (17) and the 15-year-old twins Knox и Vivien are closest to her, as the family is still recovering from her divorce from actor Brad Pitt.

"They are my closest, they are my close friends. We are seven very different people, which is our strength. We had to heal ourselves. There are things we had to recover from," said Jolie. As the actress and her children move on from the traumatic breakup, Angelina reveals that she also relies on a close group of friends.

"I don't really have a social life." I realized that most of my closest friends are refugees. There's a reason why people who have been through hardships are much more honest and much more relatable, and I'm more relaxed with them. Why do I want to spend time with survivors and refugees? Because they have faced so much in life that brings not only strength, but also humanity," said the famous humanitarian, noting that she is currently not dating men.

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016, shortly after he was accused of abusing the star and their two children on a private jet. Last month his elder daughter Zahara hinted that she was not on good terms with the Babylon star by dropping the 'Pete' from her surname. Pete's son, Pax, as is already quite clear, despises Pete from the bottom of his soul.

Jolie told VSJ magazine that her divorce made it nearly impossible for her to leave Los Angeles, where she was born, raised and currently lives, just like Pitt.

"That's part of what happened after my divorce. I lost the ability to live and travel as freely as before. I will move when I can," she said, hoping to spend more time at her home in Cambodia.

"I grew up in a rather shallow place. Hollywood is not a healthy place", said the actress. As Daily Mail concludes from this interview, 48-year-old Angelina Jolie indicated that she wants to stop acting forever. Angelina's parents, Jon Voight and Marceline Bertrand, were actors themselves. Because, she says, she grew up with Hollywood, she was never impressed by it.

"I never thought it was significant or important," she said, admitting that if she were to start over today, she probably wouldn't choose acting as her profession, because of the expectation to share intimate details of her life, which goes without saying when you're a celebrity.

"When I started, I didn't expect everything to be so public," Jolie explained.

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