Angelina Jolie has opened up about the ‘terrifying’ health issues she’s facing following her split from Brad Pitt.

When Pitt and Jolie met on the set of 2003’s Mr & Mrs Smith, sparks flew.

The couple were together for 12 years and share six children.

However, in September of 2016, the Maleficent actress filed for divorce.

And now, in the aftermath, it looks as though Jolie is still struggling – as she’s facing a health issue that the internet has branded ‘terrifying’.

The FBI became involved following an incident between Pitt, 60, and Jolie, 48, that is alleged to have taken place on September 14, 2016, on a flight from France to LAX on a private jet with their children, per the BBC.

The couple share six children; Maddox, 22, Pax, 20, Zahara, 19, – whom she adopted from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia, respectively – Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 15.

Following the incident, a representative for the Girl, Interrupted star told People: “Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Angelina Jolie has opened up about the health issues she’s facing following her split from Brad Pitt. Credit: Alamy

While the Fight Club actor’s representatives also told People: “He is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed.

“He did not hit his child in the face in any way. He did not do that; he is emphatic about that. He put his hands on him, yes, because the confrontation was spiralling out of control.”

Since then, things got even messier as the couple’s co-owned vineyard caused problems.

Daily Mail reports that the actor made the allegation when his ex-wife sold her part of the Chateau Miraval winery to a Russian Oligarch, named Yuri Shefler.

Court documents reportedly state: “Jolie pursued and then consummated the purported sale in secret, purposely keeping Pitt in the dark, and knowingly violating Pitt’s contractual rights.

“By doing so, Jolie sought to seize profits she had not earned and returns on an investment she did not make. Also through the purported sale, Jolie sought to inflict harm on Pitt.”

It’s also now believed that the children have an estranged relationship with their father.

Angelina Jolie
Fans have been left feeling concerned for Angelina Jolie after she shared the news. Credit: Alamy

However, there’s now been a heartbreaking update in Jolie’s life.

Sources close to the star claim she’s struggling with health issues due to the stress of her split.

Many have been left shocked and worried by the news.

The Salt actress, 48, opened up about her health condition in an interview with WSJ Magazine.

“My body reacts very strongly to stress,” she explains.

“Sometimes women who have families put themselves last, until it manifests itself in their own health,” she tells Vanity Fair.

Jolie reveals that she’s suffering from the ‘terrifying’ condition of Bell’s palsy.

She explains: “My blood sugar goes up and down. I suddenly had Bell’s palsy six months before my divorce.”

Jolie also reveals she had struggled with Bell’s palsy on and off for many years, having it first spring up after a ‘difficult year’ in 2017.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Bell’s palsy ’causes sudden weakness in the muscles on one side of the face’, which can result in facial paralysis.

It adds: “The exact cause is unknown. Experts think it’s caused by swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of the face. It could be caused by a reaction that occurs after a viral infection.”

Top Doctors notes that ‘facial paralysis can be a terrifying idea, but it is a very real condition that can prevent movement in half or even all of a person’s face’.

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