Angelina Jolie Just Talked About Her Divorce from Brad Pitt for the First Time

Maybe this split won't be so bitter after all.

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Angelina Jolie has opened up about her "difficult" split from Brad Pitt for the first time, following news of their divorce coming to light in September 2016.

While Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, following a 12-year relationship after meeting on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2003, six months ago, she has not yet spoken out about their break up in public.

During an interview with BBC News on February 19, the actress, 41, appeared to tear up when asked about her personal life and the split from her husband, whom she married in 2014. She replied:

"I don't want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time and we are a family, and we will always be a family. It was very difficult. Many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family have all been through a difficult time.

"My focus is my children, our children. We are and forever will be a family and so that is how I am coping. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.

The couple have six children together, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and Vivienne and Knox, 8, and Pitt previously opened up about the divorce at the time to People:

"I am very saddened by this but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," Pitt told the magazine. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."

According to Mail Online, a "bitter custody battle" initially played out between the pair after Jolie sought full custody of their children following an alleged incident on board a private jet between Pitt and one of their children.

In early January, Brangelina reached an agreement to seal the custody documents in a bid to resolve their issues and reach a divorce settlement, Daily Mail reported.

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