Knox immediately wants to know when Jolie’s going to put up the waterslide. ” she says, with a hug, sounding like just about every other loving, exasperated mother in America.
So far, there’s only one piece of personal artwork up—a black-and-white photograph on the mantelpiece of the six children, smiling and holding their various pets—dogs, reptiles, and rodents.
Jolie and Pitt, who’d been together for 12 years and appeared to be the most gloriously evolved couple in Hollywood, split last September.
She filed for divorce suddenly “for the health of the family,” according to her lawyer, and announced she was seeking sole custody of the children, three of whom are adopted (Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, and Zahara), three of whom are biological (Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox).
Things had been rocky for some time, but the last straw was a dramatic trip on a private plane, where there was reportedly a physical and verbal altercation between Pitt and Maddox. and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services began investigating Pitt for child abuse.
When they touched down, Jolie went home with the kids, effectively kicking him out. He was soon cleared and later said in an interview with .
Shot entirely in Cambodia, and in the Khmer language, the film, a Netflix original, is the largest production the country has witnessed since the war, and according to the reports of several Cambodians who’ve seen it, it’s one of the most revelatory pieces of art about that chapter in the country’s history, a history that’s still difficult for Cambodians to discuss.Her hair is down, her feet bare, only a touch of makeup, her skin luminous.She smiles widely—a beneficent, ethereal wood nymph. She’s not the intense control freak—or at least not obviously so.And so she hasn’t really unpacked, barely knows her way around the place, has never had a real visitor, and isn’t sure where the best spot is to sit and talk.With that in question, she roams from room to room—the fabulous kitchen, worthy of a Nancy Meyers movie, charming gray library with a library ladder (her favorite room in the house), the generous landing at the foot of a sweeping staircase, anchored by a round table with a bouquet of white flowers. Jolie laughs and tells her daughter about the swim Dusty just took.