Hollywood top star, Angelina Jolie has discussed the health challenges she faced during her divorce from Brad Pitt in a recent interview.
The stress of the breakup led to Angelina Jolie being diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, a condition causing temporary facial weakness. Jolie’s body strongly reacts to stress, affecting her blood sugar levels.
The actress, who split from Pitt in 2016, shared that she experienced Bell’s palsy six months before their divorce. Despite the challenges, Jolie has been dedicated to her film career and fashion business, Atelier Jolie.
She expressed a desire to move away from LA, emphasizing the need for healing after the divorce and prioritizing time with her children over social life.
Since then, the two have been embroiled in a bitter dispute over the Chateau Miraval deal and custody of their six children (Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox).
In a new interview, she explained that the drama surrounding the breakup took a physical toll on her and she was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. “My body is very sensitive to stress,” she told the WSJ.
“My blood sugar goes up and down. Six months before the divorce, I suddenly developed Bell’s palsy.
NHS Bell’s palsy is a temporary weakness or lack of movement, usually affecting one side of the face.
Steroids are often used as treatment and most people see improvement in about six months. The exact cause is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by inflammation and may also be caused by a viral illness.
During the seven years they lived apart, Angelina was busy filming several movies and at the same time setting up her new fashion company, Atelier Jolie.
But he steers clear of projects that would take him away from his family for long periods. “We needed to heal,” the Oscar winner continued. “There are things we need to heal.”
She said she wanted to leave Los Angeles and her glamorous Hollywood life behind because she “lost her net worth” during the breakup, though she didn’t elaborate on what that was. “That’s part of what happened after I broke up. I lost my ability to live and travel freely.
“I move as often as I can,” Angelina said, explaining that she doesn’t have a social life or participate in the dating scene, choosing instead to spend time with her children.