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Inside Angelina Jolie’s ‘lonely life in lockdown’ with her children

Three years on from her split with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie is said to be living an isolated existence holed up in her LA mansion.

For over two decades she’s been regarded as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, constantly greeted on red carpets by hoards of adoring fans.
But three years on from her split from Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie is said to be living a lonely existence holed up in her LA mansion, reports The Sun.
Last week it was revealed that the star wanted to halt their impending divorce and get back together with Pitt.
But her ex has turned down the idea of a romantic reconciliation, saying he just wants a harmonious relationship for the sake of their kids.
Jolie and Pitt announced their split in late 2016. Picture: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
A source close to the star told Sun Online that supermum Ange has spent the last few years focusing on spending time with her six children — but now she craves companionship and “has no-one”.
They say: “With work, she will only take projects that her kids can be involved in — or that means she doesn’t somehow lose out on time with them.
“All her energy is spent on them.”
While Pitt has made amends with his first wife, Jennifer Aniston, and been linked to Charlize Theron, Jolie, 43, hasn’t dated since the split.
She claims she “doesn’t have a lot of friends to talk to” and nor is she active on the Hollywood party circuit.
Now, our source says her days are spent in therapy and she’s taken up cookery classes as she adapts to being a single mum.
The source added: “She has work colleagues but almost no close friends.
“She knows that Brad dates — even the kids mention it — but she does not.”
When they were Hollywood’s golden couple, Jolie and Pitt, 51, split their time between their sprawling French mansion and vineyard, New York townhouse, LA estate and a beach house in Santa Monica.
With six kids in tow — Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and Vivienne and Knox, 10 — their home was never empty.
But after filing for their divorce, Jolie was said to be “living out of suitcase” as she and the kids rented apartments in LA for nine months.
Then, in the summer of 2017, the actress and her brood moved into a secluded, six bedroom mansion in LA’s Los Felix region.
She later did an “at home” interview with Vanity Fair magazine, who described the place as bare.
“I didn’t even know I needed ‘throw pillows’,” Jolie told the publication, before adding: “Decorating, house stuff … that was always Brad’s thing.”
Now her days are filled with therapy sessions, cooking classes and shopping in budget chain Target, as she tries to juggle being a solo parent of six.
“I’ve been trying for nine months to be really good at just being a homemaker and picking up dog poop and cleaning dishes and reading bedtime stories. And I’m getting better at all three,” she said post-split.
Jolie and her eldest son, Maddox. Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Netflix

It doesn’t help that Jolie doesn’t have a social network to keep her company.
During their 12-year marriage, she confessed to Marie Claire: “I stay home a lot. I’m not really social. I’ll talk to my family. I talk to Brad … But I don’t know, I don’t have a lot of friends I talk to. He is really the only person I talk to.”
It was said that after their split, Jolie sought her only Hollywood comfort from her Tourist co-star Johnny Depp.
Other than that, Jolie says her only close friend is her Cambodian-based business partner and writer, Loung Ung.
Last year, she revealed: “She’s that girlfriend who rolled up her sleeves, got on a plane, and helped me on Christmas morning. “She’s been my closest friend. I cried on her shoulder.”
Brad admitted in a candid chat with GQ that his heavy boozing was a large part to blame for their marriage crumbling.
He’s now sobered up and, in contrast to his ex, has reconnected with best friends such as Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney — even Aniston.
As Aniston’s second marriage to Justin Theroux ended a year after Brangelina’s, the pair found comfort in each other, with Pitt attending her 50th birthday party last year.
Not only that, but his best friend George Clooney and wife Amal — who Jolie is said to have a “furiously” frosty relationship with — also attended, seemingly favouring Pitt’s first wife over his second.
Pitt and Jolie, pictured with his parents, in happier times. Picture: Jason Merritt/Getty Images/AFPTAKING THE BACKSEAT IN HOLLYWOOD
In 2017, Jolie said she had taken a year off work to focus on being there for her kids.
She also confessed to Reveal magazine that she was “taking more of a back seat from acting … I would like to focus on my work with the United Nations.”
She has since written Netflix political film First They Killed My Father alongside her friend Loung Ung, as well as reprised her role of Maleficent in Disney’s Maleficent 2.
But last summer, she was slammed for pulling out of the Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland mash-up Come Away in the 11th hour.
Insiders have claimed the star isn’t always well received by her Hollywood peers and may have caused a rod for her own back when it comes to working in the industry.
The actress doesn’t have a lot of close friends. Picture: Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
The actress doesn’t have a lot of close friends. Picture: Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
In 2014, producer Scott Rudin was exposed as hating her in the infamous 2014 Sony email hack when messages leaked about her work in a Cleopatra biopic that never came to fruition.
Rudin vented: “I’m not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat.”
He added that she had a “rampaging ego” and said to the receiver of the leaked email: “I will tell her this myself if you don’t.”
Jolie’s main priority is her children, but any mum will know it’s difficult raising kids alone.
In February 2018, she said: “I haven’t worked for over a year now because they needed me home.
“We’ve all been a bit in lockdown. I think they’re itching to get out in the world again.”
She has maintained Pitt’s a hands-on dad, and when they were together, revealed how they would spend their evenings watching movies or telling stories as a family.
She told Reveal: “We make up stories for the kids. I like to tell them stories every night and I make up any crazy thing!
“The oldest kids watched Mr and Mrs Smith recently and they thought it was the funniest thing in the world. Watching your parents fight as spies is some sort of strange child fantasy!”
Giving another insight into their home lives as a married couple, she once revealed: “We always consult each other in advance to know how much time we need for work and where we need to go.
“Brad and I never work at the same time and we have the advantage of many months off.
“He is a very hands-on father and he loves to make breakfast and drive them to school in the mornings.
“If I need to work on something I know that he will always be ready to take over.”

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