Angelina Jolie is reportedly feeling lonely as she continues to raise her six kids as a single parent after splitting from estranged husband Brad Pitt last September.
According to a new report, Angelina Jolie’s split from Pitt has prompted her to think even more about the devastating loss of her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer in 2007.
“[Angelina Jolie] misses her mom each and every day. The smallest things can make her think of Marcheline — a certain smell, a particular flower, something one of the kids’ says, music. She so wishes her mom had been here to help her through the split with Brad Pitt, it has been such an incredibly painful time for her, and she’s felt extremely lonely throughout,” a source close to the 41-year-old actress revealed to Hollywood Life on May 30.
When Angelina Jolie’s mother passed away, she was just 57-years-old.
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September of last year after two years of marriage and about 12 years together. The couple shares six kids together, 15-year-old Maddox, 13-year-old Pax, 12-year-old Zahara, 11-year-old Shiloh, and eight-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox.
While Angelina Jolie is often seen out and about with her children, she is rarely seen with any adults, aside from family members, and according to the Hollywood Life insider, Jolie doesn’t really have any close friends. Instead, she previously leaned on Brad Pitt for support.
“[Angelina Jolie] really doesn’t have any close, close friends, she keeps people at arm’s length, and Brad was her confidante, best friend, partner in crime, her everything,” the source explained. “Their break-up was akin to a bereavement to Angelina, she lost all of that, and she really struggled to readjust to single life, and life without Brad.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s relationship began when the former couple was working on the 2005 film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. At the time, Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston but around the time the film was released, Aniston filed for divorce. Months later, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt confirmed their romance during a trip to Kenya with Jolie’s oldest child, Maddox, who Pitt later adopted as his own.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt also adopted two more children, Pax from Vietnam and Zahara from Ethiopia, and welcomed three biological children, daughter Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox.
After their breakup was announced, Angelina Jolie moved herself and her six kids to a rental home in Malibu, California, where she remained for several months as her estranged husband stayed at their former marital home in Los Feliz. In the months since, Angelina Jolie has purchased another home for her family near where her estranged husband resides. The home, the Cecile B. DeMille estate, reportedly cost the actress a whopping $25 million.
According to another report from Hollywood Life, Angelina Jolie has been leaning on her kids for support since splitting from Brad Pitt several months ago.
“[Angelina Jolie] has been leaning heavily on the kids since the split, and they’ve been a real rock for her,” a family friend told the outlet last week of the actress’ close-knit relationship with her children. “The kids are her pride and joy, her reason for life, they are her crowning achievement and they are fiercely protective and supportive of her—especially Maddox.”
As the report explained, Maddox has been a cheerleader for his mother and a chief protector of the actress. He’s also been known to rally the troops whenever she’s down in the dumps and according to the insider, the bond between Jolie and her oldest child is “strong” and “unbreakable.”
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