In an interview for Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie opens-up about life after Brad Pitt. The Hollywood beauty talks about the changes she has been going through in the last months, since she filed for a divorce.

Angelina Jolie gave an interview to Vanity Fair recently, for their September issue. The mom of six, who will also be featured on the cover of the magazine’s upcoming issue, opened her $25 million mansion and her nowadays life to the world.

Talking about homemaking, Jolie confesses that interior decorating was never something she had to take care of.  “That was always Brad’s thing”, she said after admitting: “I didn’t even know I needed ‘throw pillows.’”

Her relationship with her estranged husband, whom she filed for divorce from in September of last year, is civilized. She says they still “care about each other and care about our family”, and they are both making efforts towards common goals in this matter.

However, living in separate households, pushed Jolie out of her comfort zone and into new experiences, such as cooking classes. “I’m just wanting to make the proper breakfast and keep the house. That’s my passion”, the actress admits, adding that she goes to bed every night wondering if she did a good job as a mom.

The changes in the last 9 months also helped her patch things with her father, whom she says has been “very good at understanding” with her family. Her decision of reconnecting with him may have to do with the fact that she thinks the kids “needed their grandfather at this time.”

Tough times have been easier with best friend Loung Ung, the author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, the book that Jolie is currently turning into a movie. “She’s been my closest friend. I cried on her shoulder.”

Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung

 

And when Ung is not around, the movie star cries by herself, away from her kids’ eyes. “I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them”, she says, explaining that she used to be very worried about her mother and she doesn’t want her children to be in the same position. She concludes: “They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is.”

Read the whole interview here.