Angelina Jolie developed Bell's Palsy months before Brad Pitt divorce

"I get really affected by stress."- Jolie said.

by Sead Dedovic
Angelina Jolie developed Bell's Palsy months before Brad Pitt divorce
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Angelina Jolie opened up about experiencing health issues like Bell's palsy before her divorce from Brad Pitt. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, she shared how the divorce took a toll on her health. Jolie emphasized that she is a person who can't stand stress well.

In the moments when her stress builds up, she feels the consequences for her body. "My body reacts very strongly to stress," Jolie said. "My blood sugar goes up and down. I suddenly had Bell's palsy six months before my divorce.

I haven't felt like myself for around ten years, in a way. I don't want to dwell on that," she said. Though Jolie didn't go into specifics about her Bell's palsy diagnosis, she mentioned how it impacted her life, limiting her ability to leave Los Angeles.

Jolie faced a tough period and struggled to cope with it. She also made a point to mention Hollywood.
"That's part of what I faced after the divorce. I lost the freedom to live and travel as I wanted. I'll relocate when I can. Hollywood isn't a healthy environment, especially considering all the places in the world," she expressed.

Bell's palsy is a condition causing sudden facial muscle weakness or paralysis. It results from issues with the facial nerve, possibly due to viral infections, pressure, or reduced blood supply, though the exact cause remains unknown.

Angelina Jolie after the divorce

This popular actress was shocked after her divorce, and it was difficult for her to accept such changes in her life. She knew that, on the other hand, she had to move on in life and strive for healing.

"We had to heal," Jolie talked about life post-divorce from Brad. "There are things we needed to heal from." She carried a lot inside her, and she probably still carries it today.

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