Angelina Jolie struggled to hold back tears as she addressed her divorce from Brad Pitt for the first time publicly since their split.
In a interview with BBC World News, the actress opened up about the "very difficult time" her family endured in the months following Brad and Angelina's highly-publicized (and ongoing) breakup.
"I don't want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time. We are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it."
When asked how she is coping with the divorce, Angelina responded, "Many, many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family, we've all being through a difficult time."
"My focus is my children, our children, and my focus is finding this way through," Angelina added. "We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer."