Angelina Jolie is very picky about men: ‘I’ve been alone for a long time now’

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Angelina Jolie has been doing old-fashioned promo for her new film, Those Who Wish Me Dead. Like, she’s doing a real junket! Most in-person junkets were cancelled during the pandemic, and everything was moved over to Zoom, but Jolie has done in-person interviews to support this film. I guess everyone is vaccinated? She chatted with E! News about being a mom of six, how her children are very cool (which I believe) and how she’s pretty picky when it comes to relationships now.

On her kids: “I have six very capable children. Of course you wake up and you just feel like, ‘I’ve got to make sure they’re OK. I’ve got to make sure they’re mentally OK,’ but honestly I think a few years ago it switched and they’re thinking, ‘I’ve got to make sure mom’s OK.’”

She & the kids are tight: Jolie’s teens don’t just “take care” of her; rather, they’re a very close family unit. “We’re such a team so I am very, very lucky,” Jolie emphasized. “I’m always the one who worries but I don’t worry about them. They’re cool people.”

On suitors: The multitalented A-lister teased that she is picky when it comes to suitors. “I probably have a very long list [of 'nos']. I’ve been alone for a long time now,” Jolie joked.

[From E! News]

Has Angelina been alone since she left Brad? I suspect that she might have been asked out, or maybe had a coffee date here or there, but yeah… nothing serious. Dating wasn’t her priority. Her kids were her priority. Still, I’d love to see her open herself up for another relationship. Maybe when the divorce is finalized?

Jolie also sat down with CBS This Morning to talk about the movie. I enjoyed this interview even if there’s no real gossip here.

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Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Renata says:

    Can we get her to coach Jlo? Let her know that there’s no obligation to date every reputed cheater that pursues you.

    • Lady Luna says:

      Yes!!! There’s nothing wrong with being alone for while.

    • Mac says:

      This X 1,000!

    • Myjobistoprincess says:

      we know she’s not going for Arod, so that’s already perfect lol. Angelina’s not going to go for the regular or top hollywood celebrity. Angelina doesnt care for a man in her world but for sure, if she has boyfriend, she’s going to pull a George Clooney and get a total stud totally outside the hollywood bubble who has a beautiful curriculum centered on service. That’s how I see it.

  2. Watson says:

    I have a feeling she felt alone for a while with Brad even though they hadn’t yet separated.

  3. Delilah says:

    Makes sense to me. She’s gone full speed ahead into life and romance. Once you’ve done that, the only other experiences you aspire for—romantic or otherwise—must be unique. I mean, she, as one of the sexiest women alive, was with the sexiest man alive? Who follows after that? Just who?

    • Sierra says:

      Keanu freaking Reeves, that’s who 😂

      • Delilah says:

        Not bad. Except, I doubt he is single. He’s been paired with some silver haired woman with whom he allegedly has a good relationship.

  4. Twin falls says:

    Same, AJ, same.

  5. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    I ❤ Angelina. Fan forever!!!!

  6. Embee says:

    I get this so much! As a single mom who has had a colorful past it takes more to turn my head. I am not as rich or gorgeous as AJ, but as a relatively successful person in my field who has already experienced being desirable/turned heads, I’m just honestly not that interested. Relationships take energy/work and until and unless that relationship is giving you something that your friends and your vibrator cannot, it just isn’t a wise allocation of resources for a single, working mom! That said, I believe all that we read these days about the importance of relationships and connection. I just wonder about the utility a romantic relationship within the context of the Patriarchy, when a woman bears so much more of the emotional labor in a relationship.

    • Midge says:

      Women do take on so much more responsibility and work. I realized I was not getting much out of my last relationship at all with regards to support, emotional or otherwise. IMO, men truly are the weaker sex.

    • Léna says:

      “Relationships take energy/work and until and unless that relationship is giving you something that your friends and your vibrator cannot”

      Spot on hahaha I can’t stop laughing, it’s so true!

    • Dierski says:

      Embee – Yes! As a fellow single mom, I feel this so hard. My divorce wrapped up in January, and I have zero interest in a romantic adult relationship right now. It’s freeing in a way to not want a partner, to not to have that worry or desire rattling around in the back of my head. I can focus on my son, myself, and my friends, and while I’m not against it for the future, I agree that when the time comes it will take a lot to turn my head, and I will be very picky as well.

    • candy says:

      I totally agree. I am in my late 30s now, and while I don’t have kids in the mix, I just don’t put up with the same sh*t I used to. I would love to believe that a relationship can be great, but I just haven’t seen it with my own eyes. My parent’s marriage was held together by my mother’s intense emotional load and some torment. All my married friends are in unfair marriages, in my view. The patriarchy plays out its ugly side in marriage.

      • Call_me_al says:

        Marriage really does almost always seem to be a crap deal for women in relationships with men, right? I think most men, even if basically good, just don’t realize how unfair it can be. I’m trying to raise my son differently, but it’s difficult.

  7. GrnieWnie says:

    I think she should get with someone from government or academia, not a celebrity. I bet she’d find that relationship really rewarding, given her interests.

  8. LWT00 says:

    It must be tough trying to find a new romantic partner when the kids are older. You’re not just looking for someone who meshes with you, you’re looking for someone who meshes with your rapidly-approaching-adulthood kids too. I don’t know if I’d try that until all the kids were out of the house.

  9. ThatgirlThere says:

    It’s good that she’s learned that for herself. She jumped from relationship to relationship in the past.

    • Zut alors says:

      Actually. Angelina’s never had overlapping relationships. She and Johnny Lee Miller were over for some time before she started up with Billy Bob Thornton. Her divorce from Billy Bob was over a year old when she started filming Mr & Mrs Smith with Pitt. I think those three were her major public relationships.

      • ThatgirlThere says:

        Nah. She had fling with Colin Farrell on that shit movie they did together.

  10. Tianafora says:

    It’s better to be alone than to settle for less than compatible partner.

    Her options are a lot more limited than in the past as no matter who you are, most men and very few men with options, are going to go for someone who appears physically frail and emaciated, has six kids and who’s still in a bitter custody battle with her ex.

    She’s right to focus on her family but I wish she’d focus on her health too, she’s so frail looking. She looks like she’s about to drop, I’m not surprised her kids are worried about her.

  11. candy says:

    Once you’re beyond a certain age, it is very hard to give up your independence to be with a man. 99.9% of the time, I think you’re happier unpartnered, especially since so many men just take your energy.

  12. Darla says:

    I want to get a man to lift all my heavy stuff. I just really struggled today to load up 6 heavy cartons into my SUV and get them to Fedex, onload again, etc. (it’s a long story why I can’t get pickups here). I’ve always said I don’t need a man but lately I am willing to negotiate something.

  13. Jaded says:

    I went 11 years without a man in my life (other than my cat) and I didn’t miss it at all. A good boff would have been nice from time to time but I just wasn’t into the “friends with benefits” thing. I was busy with work, looking after my widowed mom, had great friends and a busy social life. Then life took a strange turn. In less than a year my 92 YO mom passed away, I put my house up for sale and it sold quickly, and an old boyfriend who I was in love with in the late seventies came back into my life, all within a 6 month period. Six years later and a move to Vancouver Island, we’re happy together. It’ll happen for AJ – I believe that if you don’t deliberately go looking for it, love will eventually find you.

  14. Amando says:

    I understand where she’s coming from. It’s going to have to be one hell of a man to get me interested in dating at this time. There’s so many guys out there who have serious issues or play the field. I’d rather just be single and happy than have a life full of drama.

  15. dc says:

    I bet Brad was a LOT of work during their relationship. Exhausting even. Glad she’s out of it now. Perhaps what she needs next is a good woman, who’s emotionally perceptive and secure in herself and can handle an equal partnership?

    • Call_me_al says:

      Probably right about Brad being a lot of work. Exhausting. Grandiose. Addicted. It must’ve been hard to resist him at first but any married man who wants to get with you needs to grow up.

  16. Bobbie says:

    Her children are at the center of her life. She isn’t interested in men anymore. And, really, it’s asking a lot for someone to take on 6 kids.

  17. M says:

    Angelina’s bi, and I wish that wouldn’t constantly be erased.

  18. Yasmine says:

    Reading all the comments about how men aren’t worth the effort gives me life. Getting with a guy, aka a manchild, is a downgrade in my opinion, so I stay single. And therefore happy.

  19. Nire says:

    I find many men around my age (40) do not want to be in partnership, they want to be a boyfriend or less than that. I’m three years post separation, two kids, a great job, and financially independent – I would like to find someone but I’m simply not willing to settle for less than what I want, which is essentially someone who recharges my energy rather than draining it.