Angelina Jolie: ‘I lost myself a bit’ amid Brad Pitt split

Shocking revelations. Angelina Jolie is sharing new details about her divorce from Brad Pitt.

In an interview with with French magazine Madame Figaro, the actress, 44, says she “felt a deep and genuine sadness” during the split in 2016.

“I had lost myself a bit,” she told the magazine, explaining the time their relationship was ending. During the separation, the Maleficent star felt “smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn’t necessarily obvious.”

However, Jolie found that even the situation a silver lining. She said the chance to “reconnect with this humility and this insignificance” has helped her realize everything she has to be grateful for.

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ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie attends the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie attends the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer attend the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images)
US actress Angelina Jolie poses during a photocall for the European premiere of Disney's dark fantasy adventure film "Maleficent : Mistress of Evil" on October 7, 2019 in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie attends the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie attends the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie attends the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images)
US actress Angelina Jolie poses during a photocall for the European premiere of Disney's dark fantasy adventure film "Maleficent : Mistress of Evil" on October 7, 2019 in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie attends the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer attend the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images)
US actress Angelina Jolie (L) and US actress Michelle Pfeiffer pose during a photocall for the European premiere of Disney's dark fantasy adventure film "Maleficent : Mistress of Evil" on October 7, 2019 in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
US actress Angelina Jolie (L) and US actress Michelle Pfeiffer pose during a photocall for the European premiere of Disney's dark fantasy adventure film "Maleficent : Mistress of Evil" on October 7, 2019 in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie attends the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Angelina Jolie attends the photocall of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Hotel De La Ville on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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“All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are of being alive,” she said.

Jolie’s comments come just days after a source confirmed to Us Weekly that the Los Angeles native “will never get married again” and never wanted to in the first place. “She felt that Brad pressured her,” the source added.

The exes married in 2014 after nearly a decade together. They share six children — Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11. Though they have yet to finalize the divorce, the pair reached a custody agreement in November 2018. In April, both Pitt and Jolie become legally single.

While promoting his new movie, Ad Astra, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor reflected on the split. “A breakup of a family is certainly an eye-opener that as one — and I’m speaking in general again — but as one needs to understand, I had to understand my own culpability in that, and what can I do better. Because I don’t want to go on like this,” he said on NPR’s Weekend Edition last month.

The Fight Club actor’s relationships with his children seem to be improving, a source told Us in June. “[The kids] come first. That’s what he’s most excited about — being a dad and sharing his life with his children.”

But Pitt and his eldest son, Maddox, still aren’t on the best terms. Another source told Us in August, “Maddox doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son,” noting that the college student is “very close with Angie.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt attends the World Premiere of Disney's “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" at El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Narley Jolie-Pitt and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt arrive at the premiere of Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" at the El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt arrive at the premiere of Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" at the El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt arrive at the premiere of Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" at the El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt arrive at the premiere of Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" at the El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Narley Jolie-Pitt and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt arrive at the premiere of Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" at the El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt attends the World Premiere of Disney's “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" at El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt attends the World Premiere Of Disney's “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" - Red Carpet at El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" at El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt attends the World Premiere Of Disney's “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" - Red Carpet at El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt arrive at the World Premiere Of Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" at El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
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