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Angelina Jolie Reveals What She's Doing While Taking a Break From Work

Angelina Jolie has been keeping a low key lately, and apart from promoting new movie First They Killed My Father, which she directed, she’s taking a break from work.

“I’m just wanting to make the proper breakfast and keep the house,” Angelina said in her revealing Vanity Fair cover story. “That’s my passion. At the request of my kids, I’m taking cooking classes. As I go to sleep at night, I think, Did I do a great job as a mom or was that an average day? 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. But now I need to get my boots on and go hang, take a trip.”

Angelina also spoke about her split from Brad Pitt, a surprising health diagnosis, and more with the mag. Be sure to check it out!

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Angelina Jolie Gets Candid About Split From Brad Pitt, Bell's Palsy Diagnosis & More in 'Vanity Fair'

Angelina Jolie looks stunning on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s September 2017 issue.

Here’s what the actress, director, and humanitarian had to share…

On her split from Brad Pitt: “It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air. [This house] is a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal as our family….things got bad…I don’t want to use that word…Things became ‘difficult.’”

On her kids: “[Our lifestyle] was not in any way a negative. That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children…They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them. [They're] very brave…in times they needed to be. We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing…They’re not healing from the divorce. They’re healing from some…from life, from things in life.”

On developing hypertension and Bell’s palsy: “I can’t tell if it’s menopause or if it’s just been the year I’ve had. Sometimes women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health. I actually feel like more of a woman because I’m being smart about my choices, and I’m putting my family first, and I’m in charge of my life and my health. I think that’s what makes a woman complete.” FYI: Bell’s Palsy is characterized as sudden weakness in the muscles on one half of the face. Angelina credits acupuncture with helping her make a full recovery. Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

On something Knox said to her: “He said, ‘Who wants to be normal? We’re not normal. Let’s never be normal.’ Thank you—yes! We’re not normal. Let’s embrace being not normal.”

For more from Angelina, visit VanityFair.com.

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Angelina Jolie Has a Movie Premiering at TIFF in September!

Fans of Angelina Jolie should start looking into flights to Toronto as she’ll be at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September to premiere her latest movie!

The 42-year-old Oscar-winning actress directed the upcoming movie First They Killed My Father about the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.

The film, produced with Netflix, had its world premiere a few months ago in Cambodia and the event was attended by Angelina and her six children.

Some other big movies that will get premieres in Toronto are Jennifer Lawrence‘s mother!, George Clooney‘s Suburbicon, and Emma Stone‘s Battle of the Sexes.

Angelina Jolie Celebrates Vivienne & Knox's 9th Birthday at Disneyland

Angelina Jolie took her kids to the happiest place on Earth for her twins’ 9th birthday!

The 42-year-old Oscar-winning actress was spotted celebrating Vivienne and Knox‘s 9th birthday at Disneyland on Wednesday (July 12) in California.

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The youngest of the Jolie-Pitt clan was joined by their older siblings Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, and Shiloh, 11 as they enjoyed a day of family fun at Disneyland.

Sources told Us Weekly that Angelina and her kids were all smiles as they spent the afternoon riding on the Mad Tea Party tea cups before heading to Disney’s Adventure Park.

Sounds like Vivienne and Knox had a fun birthday!

Angelina Jolie Takes Knox to a Toy Shop For Some Quality Time!

Angelina Jolie and Knox got in some quality time together today!

The 42-year-old actress and her eight-year-old son (not pictured) were spotted out shopping on Friday (July 7) in Los Angeles.

The duo headed to a toy store where it looks like they picked up some fun items!

Angelina and Knox were joined by a team of bodyguards, who stayed close during the shopping outing.

The family recently returned home following a trip to Africa, where they spent time in several countries.

The day before, Angelina‘s ex Brad Pitt was spotted heading back to his studio after meeting some friends for lunch.

FYI: Angelina is wearing K. Jacques sandals.

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Angelina Jolie Spends World Refugee Day in Kenya

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie arrives to address the International Peace Support Training Centre staff and other attendees on Tuesday (June 20) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The 42-year-old actress, director and humanitarian spoke during a training on the sexual violence prevention in conflicts on World Refugee Day.

“The role of sexual violence is compounded when it is carried out by someone in uniform who has taken an oath to protect,” Angelina said. “So it is a responsibility of those who wear uniform to take the lead now by correcting from within, setting an example stepping forward with new commitments.”

Angelina was appointed Special Envoy to the UN Refugee Agency in April 2012.

FYI: Angelina is wearing an Everlane tee.

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Brad Pitt Reportedly Spent Time With His Children For Father's Day!

Brad Pitt got to spend quality time with some of his children for Father’s Day!

The 53-year-old actor shares six children with his ex Angelina JolieMaddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and 8-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

Several of the children were reportedly spotted spending time at his home on Saturday (June 17) in Los Angeles, according to E! News.

After, the siblings headed to LAX for a trip to Ethiopia, where Zahara was adopted in 2005.

Brad and Angelina currently have a temporary custody agreement with their six children, where Brad is allowed “therapeutic visitation.”