Angelina Jolie reveals that Brad Pitt divorce impacted her career big time

Since splitting from Brad Pitt in 2016, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress has taken on fewer projects than she normally would, telling Entertainment Weekly in an interview, "I love directing, but I had a change in my family situation that's not made it possible for me to direct for a few years. I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs," she explained. She and Brad share custody of five children, while their eldest son, Maddox, who is now 18. A source previously told that the exes prioritised their kids' health and happiness, especially during the pandemic, revealing, "All the kids are home with Angelina but they have continued seeing Brad and go over for their regular visits. However, filming on the HBO Max movie took place prior to the pandemic, and Angie had her kids by her side for the entire production. The actress recently acknowledged how unconventional her family life is, remarking to British Vogue, "I feel like I'm lacking the skills to be a traditional stay-at-home mom."