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Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Rare Diagnosis

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Angelina Jolie sat down for an interview with Vanity Fair and did not hold back on details about her split from Brad Pitt, caring for her six children and her declining health.

In the magazine's cover story, the actress confessed that her relationship with Brad "became difficult" last summer for reasons which she did not disclose. Shortly after that, in September 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from the actor.

Brad had his chance to share his side of the story in another interview with Vanity Fair a few months ago. He blamed some of his lifestyle choices including heavy drinking as one of the reasons why the relationship ended, but Jolie's recent words are painting a completely different story.

"[Our lifestyle] was not in any way a negative," Jolie said in the interview. "That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children.

She didn't lay blame on Brad either and told the magazine that they still "care for each other" and their family and are "both working towards the same goal."

As for her family, it's been a tough year and they're still trying to overcome the rough patch.

"We're all just healing from the events that led to the filing . . . They're not healing from divorce," Jolie added. "They're healing from some . . . from life, from things in life."

However, the impact of the divorce and the stress of directing a movie had some nasty side effects on Jolie. Her health began to decline and she was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease.

Click on the next page to find out what Jolie was diagnosed with and how it affected her overall well-being.

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