Angelina Jolie, Zahara & Shiloh Walk Red Carpet Hand-in-Hand
Single mom Angelina Jolie's not letting her divorce from Brad Pitt keep her down. On Oct. 20, the Oscar winner and mother of six was spotted on the red carpet at a premiere event in Toronto for her new movie The Breadwinner walking hand-in-hand with her kids Zahara, 12, and Shiloh, 11, plus actor Saara Chaudry. Not in attendance this time around were Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9.
Jolie is producing The Breadwinner, an animated film based on the novel by Deborah Ellis. The story follows an Afghan girl who must dress as a boy to support her family when her father is incarcerated by the Taliban.
Jolie has been seen out and about with the kids quite a bit since her painful split from Brad Pitt in 2016. She told Vanity Fair in July that she tries to be courageous for her kids during this time of loss and transition. “I do not want my children to be worried about me. I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them," she told the magazine. "They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is.”
She added, "I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard.”
“I have had my ups and downs. I guess I am a little bit stronger,” Jolie told People in September. “We all have our difficult times, but as a mother you also have a responsibility first and foremost towards the kids. They are going through their formative years, and everything else comes second to that.”
We're impressed by Jolie's determined stance on protecting her kids — as much as possible — from the pain and upheaval of divorce. It's no easy feat, but it's one she seems to be handling with grace, strength and honesty.