Angelina Jolie is speaking out for the first time about her divorce from Brad Pitt.


“I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time, and we are a family,” Jolie told The Guardian. “And we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it.” She kept it brief, and clearly was not very comfortable talking about the situation.

Following up, the interviewer asked how she was coping with it all. “I, I’m… many people find themselves in this situation and we all, my family, we’ve all been through a difficult time,” Jolie said.

Jolie and Pitt became a couple in 2004, married in 2014, and began their divorce last year after an incident on an airliner between Pitt and their son Pax.

Her newest film, First They Killed My Father, depicts the real-life story of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia as told through the eyes of a young child. Jolie directed the film, which is based on a book of the same name by Loung Ung. Jolie first visited the country in 2001 for her work on Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and later adopted her eldest son Maddox from there.

“I felt that this war that happened 40 years ago, and what happened to these people, was not properly understood,” said Jolie. “Not just for the world but for the people of [Cambodia].”