Angelina Jolie may be rich, famous and drop dead gorgeous, but this does not stop her from experiencing all of the same issues that affect the rest of us. She’s had a truly difficult year and while most people are already well aware of her separation from longtime husband Brad Pitt, her Bell’s Palsy diagnosis is something that she has been far more reticent about discussing.
Her relationship with Pitt has always been subject to a great deal of media scrutiny, as there were many who had judgmental points of view regarding its origin. Pitt and Jolie met on the set of their two handed action film Mr. and Mrs. Smith and immediately developed a strong connection. A salacious affair ensued, one that destroyed Pitt’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston, his wife at the time.
In the aftermath of the separation between her and Pitt, Jolie has opted to remain more withdrawn and spend time with their six children. However, she recently decided to speak out about the recent events and how they are affecting her life in a wide ranging interview with Vanity Fair. Some of the revelations were quite surprising to those who had been previously unaware.
Juggling single motherhood and a vibrant acting career is already difficult enough and when Jolie received a shocking diagnosis from her medical professional, this led to a drastic change in lifestyle. She is now focused on managing the condition and taking care of her little ones. Angelina is also struggling with various other health concerns and was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure as well.
She has always been vocal about the medical problems that she experiences and she even spoke out about the double mastectomy that she was forced to undergo as the result of breast cancer. Jolie was upfront during the interview, calling 2017 one of the worst years of her entire life. She wants women with families to start putting themselves first.
After all, women with families are often encouraged to suppress their own needs and as a result, serious health problems manifest later in life. Jolie recommends acupuncture treatment for those who suffer from Bell’s Palsy and it is her sincere wish that other women in her position stop placing their own concerns on the back burner. Be sure to pass this important story to all of the single mothers in your life.