Angelina Jolie has opened up about her separation from Brad Pitt for the second time in a new interview with The Telegraph.
The actress, who has been busy producing and directing the Cambodian-set drama, First They Killed My Father, opened up about the split amidst reports her and Brad are "consciously re-coupling."
"It's been difficult," she says. "I don't enjoy being single. It's not something I wanted. There's nothing nice about it. It's just hard. Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my days. Emotionally it's been a very difficult year and I have had some other health issues. So my health is something I have to monitor."
The actress revealed earlier this year she suffered from Bell's Palsy in 2016, telling Vanity Fair: "Sometimes women in families put themselves last, until it manifests itself in their own health.”
Jolie's six children remained with her in Cambodia while she made the new film, with her son Maddox, who was born in the country, helping with its production.
"I really wanted Maddox to learn about Cambodian history, so I felt that this movie was a journey that we could take," she says. "And he went really deeply into the research and into the edit. And having somebody younger there to say, 'you are losing my attention,' or 'that is too complicated,' was really helpful."
"The children have been amazing," she adds. "It's been so moving to see how much they have helped each other and how much they have helped me."
This article originally appeared on marie claire.