The actress has spoken out in an intimate TV interview

Angelina Jolie has broken her silence on her break-up from husband Brad Pitt in an emotional TV interview.

The actress was speaking to BBC World News about the new film she’s directed, First They Killed My Father, when she tearfully spoke of how tough her divorce has been for her family.

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Angelina – who has six children with Brad – took a long pause before answering reporter Yalda Hakim’s question about the split and struggled to control her emotions when she replied.

‘I don’t want to say very much about that,’ the 41-year-old tearfully said. ‘Except to say it was a very difficult time and we are a family, and we will always be a family.

‘And we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it.’

When questioned on how she’s coping with the situation, Angelina admitted that her main priority is kids Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.

‘Many, many people find themselves in this situation,’ she admitted. ‘My whole family have all been through a difficult time.

‘My focus is my children, our children and my focus is finding this way through.

‘We are and forever will be a family and so that is how I am coping. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.’

Angelina and Brad, 53, announced their separation in September and have since been embroiled in a bitter custody battle.

Things looked to have become more amicable last month though when the former couple made a joint statement explaining that they’d be using a private judge and keeping court documents confidential in order to protect their children.

Brad received a huge amount of support when he made his first awards ceremony appearance since the break-up at the Golden Globes in January and now Ange has stepped out publicly by hitting the red carpet with all six kids in tow.

The movie star was joined by the family at a press event ahead of the premiere of her latest directorial venture in Cambodia this week, which is based on the memoirs of a Cambodian human rights activist.