Karen Belz
Updated September 13, 2017

When you’re in the public eye, people form opinions. Some good, some bad, and some — well — perhaps a bit unfounded. Angelina Jolie knows that everyone won’t like her, and is absolutely fine with that. Spoken like a true pro.

Jolie has been in the news quite a bit recently, and much of it focuses around her divorce from actor Brad Pitt. The two have six children together, and while their marriage was still somewhat new, they were together for quite some time. The two met and fell in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004, and went public with their relationship in early 2006.

These days, Jolie is trying to put the pieces back together. And in the meantime, she’s not focusing too hard on her public image.

The fact that she seems so focused on her kids through all of this speaks wonders. In her eyes, her children are her best friends, noting that nobody else in her life “has ever stood by me more.” Since she recently had to change homes due to the separation, she noted that all of these huge life changes were painful for everyone.

Aside from moving forward, Jolie is also working on promoting her next movie, First They Killed My Father. Like her or not, it seems like she has a good head on her shoulders, and is working extremely hard to return her family life back to normal. And that’s a move that we think everyone should be able to understand.