Angelina Jolie talks about losing mother | Entertainment
Angelina Jolie has opened up about how her late mother Marcheline Bertrand’s death “changed” her. The Tomb Raider star’s parent died in 2007 at age 56 after a battle with ovarian cancer, and Jolie has admitted that “so much shifted inside” her when her “protective blanket” was taken from her.
In an op-ed on Mother’s Day for the New York Times, Jolie wrote: “I lost my mother in my thirties.
“When I look back to that time, I can see how much her death changed me.
“It was not sudden, but so much shifted inside.
“Losing a mother’s love and warm, soft embrace is like having someone rip away a protective blanket.”
The 44-year-old star – who has Maddox, 18; Pax, 16; Zahara, 15; Shiloh, 13; and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11, with her ex-husband Brad Pitt – had the letter W inked on her hand in memory of Marcheline in a nod to the Rolling Stones’ song Winter, which she would sing to her as a child, and Jolie admitted that when it started to fade away, so did her “home and protection”.
She said: “As the ‘W’ faded on my hand, so did that feeling of home and protection. “Life has taken many turns. I’ve had my own loss and seen my life take a different direction, and it hurt more than I imagined it ever would.”