Angelina Jolie 'touched' by Brad Pitt's GQ interview

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on 19 September 2016.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split in 2016 Reuters

Angelina Jolie is reportedly happy that Brad Pitt finally opened up about their split. Brangelina fans around the world were shocked when the 41-year-old actress filed for divorce from him on 19 September 2016, citing irreconcilable differences.

During an interview with GQ, the 53-year-old revealed his priority right now are the couple's children. He said: "Family first. People on their deathbeds don't talk about what they obtained or were awarded."

"They talk about their loved ones or their regrets—that seems to be the menu. I say that as someone who's let the work take me away. Kids are so delicate. They absorb everything. They need to have their hand held and things explained. They need to be listened to. When I get in that busy work mode, I'm not hearing. I want to be better at that," Pitt added.

A source told Hollywood Life: "Angelina [Jolie] was truly touched by Brad [Pitt]'s GQ interview. She was given an advanced copy out of respect and it reminded her of the Brad that she fell in love with years ago. She thought the interview was sincere, heartfelt and courageous. Angie felt relief that Brad owned up to much of his part in the failure of their marriage and she is proud that he is using the pain of their split as motivation to grow and change."

Meanwhile, Jolie had talked about the "difficult time" she and her family has been going through, in an interview with BBC World News. She said: "I don't want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time. We are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it."

"Many, many people find themselves in this situation," she said. "My whole, my family...we've all being through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children...and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer."