It’s hard to recall when Angelina Jolie last appeared on a major magazine cover, so it was a nice surprise to see the actress grace the front of Elle‘s June issue — and of course, Jolie exuded elegance on the black-and-white cover shot by Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane.
Jolie, who wore custom-designed pieces by Slimane for the shoot, opened up about her past and present. While the actress has since welcomed three adopted children and three biological children with longtime partner Brad Pitt, she never expected her current circumstances to become a reality. “I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person,” Jolie tells the monthly glossy, adding, “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.”
The mother of six also opened up about her relationship of eight years with Pitt, explaining that “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.” The couple, who first met on the set of 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith, will be teaming up again to work on their next movie project, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
As for her upcoming Disney film Maleficent, the prospect of having her kids on set again is unlikely (her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt stars as Young Aurora, with cameos from Pax and Zahara). “After two days of it, Brad and I were so stressed we never wanted to do it again,” she explained.
Elle‘s June issue hits newsstands nationwide on May 20, but you can preview the editorial piece here.