As fans will remember, the twosome split in September after two years of marriage and over ten years together as a couple. Pitt and Jolie are parents to six children — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
The actress and director spoke to BBC World News in Cambodia in an interview that was released on Sunday. Click through to read what she had to say.
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Jolie revealed in the interview that it had been a "difficult" time for her family.
"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," she said.
Jolie was in Cambodia to promote her new directorial effort, First They Killed My Father.
The mother of six revealed that she was coping in true Angelina Jolie fashion — by focusing on her children, who range from 15 years old to 8 years old.
"Many, many people find themselves in this situation," she said. "My whole, my family... we've all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children .. and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer."
Since her divorce filing from Pitt, Jolie said that she, her children and pets have been trying to find a normal rhythm amidst all the chaos.
"It's been a difficult few months. Right now, I'm going through a moment when just everybody's in my room," she said with a laugh. "Two dogs, two hamsters and two children at the moment. It's wonderful. But, usually, I just wake up trying to figure out who's going to get [the] dog out, who's going to start the pancakes and did anybody brush their teeth."
As for where she sees herself in five years?
"At that stage, I hope just standing," she joked about being outnumbered by a house full of teenagers.
"In five years' time I would like to be traveling around the world visiting my children, hoping that they're just happy and doing really interesting things, and I imagine in may different parts of the world, and I'll be supporting them."
"Everything I do I hope is that I represent something, and I represent the right htings to my children, and give them the right sense of what they're capable of, and the world as it should be seen," Jolie added. "Not through the prism of Hollywood or through a certain kind of life, but really take them into the world, where they have a really good sense and become rounded people."