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Angelina Jolie Reveals Bell's Palsy Struggle in Interview

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FILE - Actor-director Angelina Jolie speaks to reporters after meeting with the British Peace Support Team for East Africa, at the International Peace Support Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya, June 20, 2017. The activist spoke out against sexual violence

Angelina Jolie says she developed high blood pressure and Bell's palsy last year.

The actor-director told Vanity Fair that she credited acupuncture for her full recovery from the paralysis, which was caused by nerve damage and led one side of her face to droop.

Jolie also opened up about her divorce from Brad Pitt in the magazine's September cover story, which was released online Wednesday. Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016.

She said they care for each other and for their family and are "both working toward the same goal." She said she does not want her six children to worry about her and that "it's very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them."

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