Angelina Jolie recently opened up about her health struggles when married to Brad Pitt.
Angelina opens up
In 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences.
The news shocked the world as fans struggled to come to terms with the end of what seemed like a picture-perfect romance.
Shortly after the announcement, reports emerged about an alleged altercation between Pitt and one of their sons during a private flight.
This incident led to investigations by both the FBI and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, though Pitt was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing.
The feud continued into their divorce proceedings, with Jolie seeking sole custody of their six children and Pitt fighting for joint custody.
The battle was marked by accusations from both sides, adding fuel to the ongoing feud.
More drama between them
In 2018, Jolie claimed that Pitt had not been paying “meaningful child support,” a claim that Pitt’s team rejected, stating that he had contributed more than $9 million since their separation.
The timeline of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s feud took another turn in March 2021 when Jolie filed documents alleging domestic violence during their marriage.
This move added a new layer to an already complex situation, deepening the rift between them.
Despite these tumultuous times, both Jolie and Pitt have maintained that their primary concern is the wellbeing of their children.
The actress has now courageously shared her experience with Bell’s Palsy, a condition that leads to temporary facial paralysis, and interestingly attributed it to the emotional turmoil she experienced due to her marriage with Brad Pitt falling apart.
As fans of the power couple will remember, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, often referred to as “Brangelina,” were considered one of Hollywood’s most glamorous couples.
Their love story was followed by millions across the globe, and their eventual split is still hard to comprehend.
Overcoming her health struggle
Jolie’s revelations about her health struggles during this tumultuous time are quite shocking.
Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes sudden, temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face.
Health professionals say it can occur when the facial nerve, which carries signals from the brain to the muscles of the face, becomes inflamed.
While it’s not definitively known what causes Bell’s Palsy, stress is often cited as a potential contributing factor.
Jolie, in her candid conversation with the Wall Street Journal, confided that her Bell’s Palsy diagnosis came at a time when her relationship with Pitt was deteriorating.
“My body reacts very strongly to stress,” she shared. “My blood sugar goes up and down.”
“I suddenly had Bell’s palsy six months before my divorce.”
She bravely divulged how the intense emotional stress she was under may have contributed to the onset of her medical condition.
The mom of six believes that the emotional toll of her crumbling marriage might have been a significant stress factor that triggered the Bell’s Palsy.
Saying goodbye to Hollywood
She further talked about plans to leave Hollywood soon and relocate to Cambodia.
“Because I grew up around Hollywood, I was never very impressed with it,” she continued.
“I never bought into it as significant or important.”
“Of all the places in the world, Hollywood is not a healthy place. So you seek authenticity.”
However, Jolie has proven time and again that she is not just a Hollywood star but also a resilient woman.
Despite her diagnosis and rocky personal life, she continued her humanitarian work and raised her six children.
Jolie’s revelation about her battle with Bell’s Palsy and her belief about its connection with her failing marriage to Brad Pitt brings to light the intricate link between emotional well-being and physical health.