The "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" star called time on her relationship with the actor back in 2016, after 11 years of dating and two years of marriage, during which time the star says she "didn't recognise herself."
"I don't know what my fate holds but what I am convinced of is that I am in a period of transition, like a return to my roots, a return to myself. Because, I had lost myself a bit," the star told French magazine Madame. "I think it happened as my relationship with Brad was coming to an end, then at the beginning of our separation."
"It was a complicated moment, where I didn't recognise myself anymore, where I had become… how can I say… smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn't necessarily visible," she explained.
Jolie confessed she was devastated by the breakup, adding: "I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt.
"On the other hand, it was interesting to reconnect with this humility and even this insignificance I was feeling," she considered, before finding a more positive outlook. "Maybe this is what being human is in the end… On top of all this, I suffered some health issues."
"All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are of being alive."