Angelina Jolie Says Her Kids Have Helped Keep Her Authentic, Find Her ‘True Self’

Being one of Hollywood's biggest names, Angelina Jolie has received her fair share of negative press; but today, she is stronger and truer to herself than ever before. She credits this personal strength and authenticity to her children, who have helped her reclaim her peace of mind. In a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, she says "My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it."

Jolie has been a notably active presence in the lives of her children—bringing them to press events, including them in projects and being there for their first days of college. She ends the interview by sharing her hopeful message to the world: "My dream for everyone in 2020 is to remember who they are and to be who they are regardless of what might be disrupting their ability to be free."