Actress Angelina Jolie is finally sharing details about her current family situation after her divorce from long-time partner, Brad Pitt. Jolie, 41, and Pitt, 53, (known together as Brangelina) met in 2004 on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. During that time, Pitt had been in a five-year marriage with actress Jennifer Aniston. They began filming the movie in January 2004, to be spotted months afterward getting cozy off-set. A year and two months later, Aniston filed for divorce.
The media scrutinized Jolie and Pitt for months -- mainly Jolie, who many referred to as a "homewrecker." Nonetheless, the two made it official and dated for over a decade until finally tying the knot in 2014. They welcomed six children during their union -- three biological and three adopted, including two from before their relationship -- and it appeared everything was going smoothly for the pair, who had been keeping a fairly low profile recently. Because of this, many were stunned when it was announced that Hollywood's couple were calling it quits back in September.
So what actually dissolved the marriage? Jolie says what it ultimately came down to was their parenting styles. The Maleficent actress admits she and her then-husband had been going at it for years over differences of opinions on how the children should be disciplined. Pitt is a bit more firm, while Jolie prefers a democratic approach. They also have very hectic schedules, which will damage anyone's love life. Now that everything seems to be settling down, Jolie is finally opening up about life after her divorce.
"I don't want to say very much about that except it was a very difficult time," she told the BBC during a recent interview. "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 also says her family is getting used to a new routine. In January, the ex-couple came to an agreement to keep their divorce matters in a private forum.