Actress Angelina Jolie, 44, was recently interviewed by “Harper’s Bazaar,” where she revealed one of her daughters had lost her pet during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
While discussing what she was doing to ease anxious thoughts during the outbreak of COVID-19, Jolie shared how her daughter, Vivienne, had lost a pet. The Oscar-winning actress first explained how she was easing anxiety by focusing on staying calm.
That way, her children wouldn’t feel anxious too. Jolie added: “During the lockdown, Vivienne’s bunny passed away during a surgery, and we adopted two sweet little ones who are disabled.”
Angelina Jolie at the annual lecture of the Sergio Vieira De Mello Foundation on March 15, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland | Photo: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images
BEING HOME WITH HER KIDS
The star explained how the bunny had needed to have another rabbit around. She stated: “They are so gentle and it has helped to focus on their care with her at this time.”
Jolie and fellow actor Brad Pitt, are parents to six children namely, Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 11. She and the children are currently self-isolating from the virus at their Los Angeles home.
COPING WITH THE VIRUS
In April 2020, she gave a video interview to “Time” magazine where she revealed how she and the children were coping during the quarantine. The actress shared: "We're all locked in and doing all right.”
Maddox returned home from South Korea's Yonsei University after his school had to close temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic. In May 2020, Jolie celebrated Mother’s Day by honoring her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand.
PAYING TRIBUTE TO HER MOM
The star wrote a piece for “The New York Times” to pay tribute to her late parent. Bertrand passed away from ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 56.
LOSING HER MOTHER
The “Maleficent” actress wrote how “Losing a mother’s love and warm, soft embrace is like having someone rip away a protective blanket.” Her mother died when she was in her thirties.
URGING FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE
In the same month, the actress who’s also an activist used her voice to call for help for the needy. In a letter to Congress, Jolie urged them to increase food stamp benefits.
Angelina Jolie at a press conference to mark the World Refugee Day in Al-Zaatari Refugee Camp on June 20, 2013, near Mafraq, Jordan | Photo: Jordan Pix/Getty Images
WRITING TO SENIOR CONGRESS
She noted how this would help them amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Her letter was addressed to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.