Angelina Jolie is known to be extremely private, especially when it comes to her six children — 16-year-old Pax, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, twins Vivienne and Knox, 12 — and an adult eldest son, Maddox, who is 19, whom she shares with ex-husband Brad Pitt.
The famous actress recently surprised her fans when she opened up and talked about how she and her family got by during the months of isolation and social distancing due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It was not all peace and quiet for the Hollywood star, as she shared that her daughter, Vivienne, had to endure a tragic loss — the death of her bunny.
According to Jolie, Vivienne’s pet died during surgery, and to help her daughter cope with the loss, she brought her two little bunnies that were disabled.
The Maleficent star explained that the gentle animals needed to be in pairs, and getting them helped Vivienne overcome her grief, as she was focused on taking care of her pets.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Jolie confessed: “Like most parents, I focus on staying calm, so my children don’t feel anxiety from me on top of all they are worrying about. I put all my energy into them. During the lockdown, Vivienne’s bunny passed away during a surgery, and we adopted two sweet little ones who are disabled.”
She went on to reveal: “They need to be in pairs. They are so gentle, and it has helped to focus on their care with her at this time and on the dogs, and snakes and lizard.”
The philanthropist and her children have been isolating together in their house in Los Angeles, California.
Jolie stated that the hardest part for her was keeping her kids up to date with their education due to the fact that everything is done virtually.
The humanitarian explained to the publication: “I know parents across the country challenged with homeschool, and maybe that’s more a challenge for the parents than the children.”
However, in time, Jolie understood that it was not necessary for her to be flawless all the time as she knew it was impossible to “do everything right, answer all needs and stay calm and positive,” and that realization helped her a lot as a parent.
Meanwhile, Jolie’s children also spent time with their father, who was has settled in Los Angeles. The former couple is still going at it in court over their divorce and custody arrangement.
This week, Jolie took a huge loss in her legal fight with Pitt. Jolie did her best to get the judge from her divorce case removed, citing his business relationship with Pitt‘s attorneys.
Court documents showed that she lost the bid.
An official statement read: “The Superior Court of California in Orange County ruled that Judge Ouderkirk is not disqualified from serving as a temporary judge in this case. There, the State of Disqualification is DENIED.”
In a bizarre twist to the story, it was revealed that Jolie and Pitt had known the judge for several years, and he was the one who married them in 2014.