Angelina Jolie has kept a relatively low profile since her shock split with Brad Pitt in September last year but this week she is back in the spotlight.
Speaking with Good Morning America about her new film, First They Killed My Father which she directed, Angelina was asked about her impending divorce from Brad Pitt.
“We are focusing on the health of our family,” the 41-year-old actress said after a long pause.
“So we will be stronger when we come out of this because that’s what we’re determined to do as a family,” said Angelina, who seemed to be fighting back tears. “We will always be a family. Always.”
Interviewer George Stephanopoulos also asked her about her comments in the past describing Brad as a “wonderful father” despite the allegations of child abuse that emerged after their split. Brad was later cleared of all allegations.
"Do you still believe that?" he asked.
And after another pause, Angelina replied, "Of course, of course."
Earlier this week the mother-of-six sat down with a BBC journalist, who asked her about the split with Pitt and the "incident" that preceded it.
“I don’t want to say very much about [the incident]," replied Angelina. "Except to say that it was a very difficult time and we are a family.
“And we’ll always be a family. And we’ll get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it.”
Later Jolie added: “Many people find themselves in this situation, and we’ve all been through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children, and finding the way through. That’s how I’m coping — with finding a way through to make sure this somehow makes us stronger, closer.”
Earlier in the week, Angelina attended the premiere of her new film, First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap, Cambodia with all of her six children Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
The passion project, based on memoir of the same name by Loung Ung details the devastation caused by the communist Khmer Rouge’s regime in the 1970s.
Her sons Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, and Pax, both worked on the project, and during the premiere Ange opened up about her personal connection with the country.
“This film was not made to focus on the horrors of the past, but to celebrate the resilience, kindness and talent of the Cambodian people,” she said.
“Most of all, this film is my way of saying thank you to Cambodia.
“Without Cambodia, I may never have become a mother. Part of my heart is and will always be in this country. And part of this country is always with me: Maddox.”
Maddox and Shiloh also spoke at the premiere.
“Thank you everyone for attending tonight. We finally made it. It’s a great honor to present this film to all of you, and to stand by my mother and my family,” said Maddox. “And now I’d like to introduce my little sister Shiloh, as she has something to say.”
“My name is Shiloh and I love Cambodia,” she added.