Angelina Jolie admits she doesn’t ‘have a social life,’ calls kids with Brad Pitt her ‘closest’ friends

Angelina Jolie doesn’t have many friends, she admits, but can always count on her kids. 

She revealed in a new interview with WSJ. Magazine that her six children — Maddox, 22, Pax, 20, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and 15-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — are “closest” to her as the family continues to “heal” from the actress’ divorce from Brad Pitt. 

“They are the closest people to me and my life, and they’re my close friends,” Jolie told the outlet for a cover story published Tuesday. 

“We’re seven very different people, which is our strength,” she continued, adding elsewhere, “We had to heal. There are things we needed to heal from.” 

As Jolie and her children move forward from the contentious split, she is also leaning on a tight-knit group of female friends. 

Angelina Jolie admitted in a new interview that she doesn’t have very many friends — but can always count on her kids for support. WSJ Magazine
Jolie shares six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt; she has been leaning on them to “heal” from her divorce. Dave Benett/WireImage

“I don’t really have … a social life,” she confessed, noting that she currently isn’t dating either.  


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“I realized my closest friends are refugees,” she elaborated, describing her small circle of support. “Maybe four out of six of the women that I am close to are from war and conflict.”

“I don’t really have … a social life,” Jolie confessed, noting that she isn’t currently dating either. WSJ Magazine

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016, shortly after he was accused of abusing the “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” star and two of their children aboard a private jet. 

The 59-year-old actor was allegedly “verbally abusive and physical with his children” while “wasted” on the plane. He has denied the allegations. 

The FBI investigated the claims but decided not to pursue criminal charges. 

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016. Kevin Winter

Pitt has not been publicly photographer with his children — whom he shares with Jolie — in seven years. 

Last month, his eldest daughter, Zahara, hinted that she was not on good terms with the “Babylon” star during her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority induction at Spelman College.

Notably, the college student introduced herself as “Zahara Marley Jolie” — leaving off “Pitt” from her name.

Jolie, pictured here with daughter Zahara and son Maddox, said her kids are the “closest people in my life.” WireImage

Pitt’s son Pax also shaded him in an angry Father’s Day Instagram post from 2020 that resurfaced this year. 

“Happy Father’s Day to this world class a–hole!! You time and time again prove yourself to be a terrible and despicable person,” Pax wrote at the time, per the Daily Mail. “You have no consideration or empathy toward your 4 youngest children who tremble in fear when in your presence.”

A source close to Pitt told Page Six that the Oscar winner had “no reaction” to Pax’s message making headlines.

Pitt hasn’t been photographed with their kids in seven years. Scott Larson / / Splash News

Jolie told WSJ. Magazine that her divorce has made it nearly impossible to leave Los Angeles, where she was born, raised and presently lives. (Pitt also resides there.)

“It’s part of what happened after my divorce. I lost the ability to live and travel as freely. I will move when I can,” she said, expressing her hope to spend more time at her home in Cambodia.

“I grew up in quite a shallow place,” she explained. “Of all the places in the world, Hollywood is not a healthy place. So you seek authenticity.”