Now, Jolie says she has no immediate plans for either acting or directing - but instead is focusing on life at home with her six children.
Jolie added another item she wants to work on is rediscovering her past self, who she had put on hold for the last several years. He's maintained that he never did anything wrong all these years, and that he and Angelina Jolie got together only AFTER he and Jennifer Aniston had broken up.
"Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together", she confesses.
Acknowledging that the divorce and the publicity that surrounded it made for a hard period in her life, Angelina added: "There's nothing nice about it".
"It's been hard. I don't enjoy being single", the 42-year-old told the UK's Sunday Telegraph. "I am a little shy at this time, because I am not as strong I think inside as I have been in the past".
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Jolie, who has had cancer issues and recently suffered from hypertension and Bell's palsy, added that her "health is something I have to monitor". "They need to know that everything's going to be all right even when you're not sure it is".
Jolie - who directed and with Loung Ung co-adapted Ung's memoir "First They Killed My Father", premiering on Netflix on September 15 - won a Supporting Actress Oscar for "Girl, Interrupted". The pair was seen close to each other for the first time in 10 months, since their divorce proceedings.
In her recent interview with The Sunday Telegraph, the 42-year old actress revealed that she is now struggling emotionally and it is not the kind of life she wanted. "And it's been a very good time to absorb and develop and grow". So it's not surprising that she admitted that being alone has hit her hard.
The source alleged that Brad had "got sober to try and win her back".
"I am going to cooking classes", she said. "I have to believe that-otherwise it's just cruel".