Angelina Jolie on Coming from a "Broken Home": I Never Thought I'd Have Children or Fall in Love

Posted Wednesday May 7, 2014 10:57 AM GMT

Her childhood wasn't easy after dealing with her parents divorce and Angelina Jolie discusses how those experiences molded her life in the June 2014 issue of ELLE magazine.

The 38-year-old teamed up with the Saint Laurent design team for a stunning photo shoot and opened up to the publication's deputy editor Maggie Bullock about how her "broken home" affected her thoughts on having children and getting married.

“I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person. Having come from a broken home—you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them," Jolie explained.

Now she is engaged to Brad Pitt and she said their relationship couldn't be stronger.

“You get together and you’re two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy. After all these years, we have history—and when you have history with somebody, you’re friends in such a very real, deep way that there’s such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together.”

For more on Jolie's interview, head over to ELLE!

Photo Credit: Hedi Slimane for ELLE