Angelina’s big New York premiere
Angelina Jolie met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday at the United Nations headquarters. Details of what was discussed were not released but he was formerly the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and she’s the Special Envoy for the UN Refugee Agency so it’s probably not hard to guess what their conversation was about.
Later on, Angelina and all six of the children attended the New York premiere of First They Killed My Father. And all six kids wore yellow flowers. Miss Zahara had hers in her hair. Angelina held hands with Loung Ung on the red carpet. And she attended the after-party with Maddox and Pax, wearing a white trench coat. And whenever she’s in a trenchcoat it reminds me of the trenchcoat she wore in Mr & Mrs Smith. Which brings us to Brad Pitt and all the rumours that they might be reconciling. From her though, there’s been no indication that there’s to be a reconciliation. The only legitimate reconciliation here is the one with her father, Jon Voight, who was also there last night in support of his daughter and maybe to babysit, though I’m not sure for how much longer we can say that because Vivienne and Knox are already 9 years old. 9! They’re all getting more and more independent. This is the goal, non? For kids to go off and have their own lives? Maddox probably has a pretty full life that’s all his own. What will that look like for Angelina Jolie, who just told the NY Times that, “They really help me so much. We’re really such a unit. They’re the best friends I’ve ever had. Nobody in my life has ever stood by me more”.
This was the quote that stood out to me most from that article. For over 15 years, Angelina has defined her life by her children. Her children, however, may not define their lives by her, as many parents already know. As Angelina approaches that stage, what version of her will we meet?
I just realised that today I’ve written about the last three women in Brad’s Pitt’s life, in the order that they were in his life. This was not a conspiracy…I don’t think?
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