- Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have had divorce proceedings since 2016 when their two-year marriage ended
- Jolie now reveals that the family issue has stood in the way of her directing aspirations
- The mother of six has since decided to continue sticking to acting as she balances Hollywood career and motherhood
The ongoing divorce between actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is the reason the 45-year-old actress has taken a backseat from directing.
Jolie, who starred in the movie “Maleficent” revealed that the family drama has denied her time and concentration, which makes it difficult to commit to her directing aspiration.
That has made the mother of six stick to acting as she tries to balance the Hollywood career and family.
“I love directing, but I had a change in my family situation that’s not made it possible for me to direct for a few years,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
According to her, the situation means that she needs to do shorter and less involving jobs to create more time for her children.
Although her divorce to 57-year-old Pitt is still ongoing, their two-year marriage came to an end in 2016 and opened a legal battle that has so far spanned over five years.
One of the biggest bones of contention in the divorce case is custody over their children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.
Jolie recently showed that the differences are irreconcilable when she sold a painting worth $11.5 million (KSh 1.2 billion) that Pitt bought her as a gift.
The twist in the story is that as that happened, Jolie moved together with the children into a Los Angeles house that is closer to her estranged husband.
According to her, the move was meant to let the children be close to their father regardless of whatever is going on between the parents.
As the divorce and Jolie's directing career hang in the balance, the pair continues to co-parent in the hope that the matter will be put to rest soon and each continues with their lives.