Angelina Jolie returns to spotlight for the first time since Brad Pitt split
Angelina Jolie has made her first public appearance since she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September.
In a recorded video message for the International Criminal Court, the 41-year-old actress spoke out this week in support of a recent policy regarding children.
The Oscar winner looked perfectly poised during her video appearance, sporting simple makeup, a chic black blazer and black blouse.
"Successful prosecution and new legal benchmark, whether at the ICC or elsewhere, is a part of the long and vital generational effort," she said in the clip. "That is the light in which I believe the court's new policy on children should be seen."
The ICC also tweeted about Jolie's video appearance. "#AngelinaJolie welcomes #OTP policy: Mankind owes to #children," the organization wrote. "We know we aren't giving the best to children. #ICCProsecutor4Children #ICC."
It appears Jolie is back to business as usual after the Department of Child and Family Services recently cleared Brad Pitt of child abuse allegations.
In a statement to ET last Wednesday, Jolie's rep said the actress was "relieved" that the investigation had concluded, and that her focus has always been on the health of the family.
"Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their eight-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal," the statement read.
"It wasn't clearly founded that there was any abuse by Pitt," a source explained to ET, emphasizing that there was no validation or proof of abuse, while another source said that the actor's visits with his children -- 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne -- are still monitored with a therapist.
Earlier this month, Pitt filed his response to Jolie's divorce petition, requesting joint custody of the children. However, just a few days earlier a source told ET that the former couple had spoken directly and agreed to their own temporary custody arrangement for the time being.
Pitt, too, seemed to be in high spirits after DCFS' investigation had concluded, as he made his first red carpet appearance since the split at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film, Allied, last Wednesday night.