• Jonathan Shiek

Angelina Jolie Excited To Turn 50: It ‘Feels Like A Victory’

Angelina Jolie says “there’s a “young punk in me” — and that spirit echoes throughout a new profile of her in the March 2021 issue of British Vogue.

The 45-year-old “Maleficent” star invited BV into her Los Angeles home and spoke candidly about her current mental state and how it relates to her relationship with aging.

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When asked if she was “at a happy stage” in her life, Jolie decided not to sugarcoat her current situation by admitting that things have been tough following her highly publicized 2016 divorce from Brad Pitt.

“The past few years have been pretty hard,” she said. “I’ve been focusing on healing our family. It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body.”

The former couple had a rocky split — but do appear to be on slightly better terms nowadays. In the interview, Jolie revealed that she currently lives in very close proximity to her famous ex.

“I wanted my family’s home to be close to their dad, who is only five minutes away,” Jolie said.

Photos of the interview show off her Los Angeles estate, which was formerly owned by Cecil B. DeMille.

On her views of contentment, Angelina confesses that she’s “not there yet” but she is looking forward to one thing — getting older.

“I do like being older,” she told the magazine. “I feel much more comfortable in my forties than I did when I was younger.”

Jolie attributed her outlook on aging to the death of her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007 from ovarian cancer at the age of 56. Jolie said she’s excited about aging “because my mom didn’t live very long.”

“So there’s something about age that feels like a victory instead of a sadness for me,” Jolie told Vogue.

“So I like it. I’m looking forward to my fifties — I feel that I’m gonna hit my stride in my fifties,” she added.

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