Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt might seem like the perfect couple now (or as close to perfect as any human couple can be anyway), but it wasn’t always so. Before the two found their little slice of heaven in each other and their brood of children, Jolie had all but given up on finding love, the Maleficent actress says in the June issue of Elle. In an interview to go with her stunning cover, Jolie andmits: "I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person."

Angelina Jolie, Maleficent Still
Jolie is about to reinvent the original Disney villain, Maleficent.

Apparently she had a pretty good reason to believe that too.

"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 A-lister says in a surprisingly candid moment. Despite the fact that Jolie stars in Disney’s upcoming Maleficent and that the 38-year-old actress has just announced that she’s working on a new project with Pitt, a lot of the interview seems to center around their relationship.

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"You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy," she gushed.

"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, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together."

There is more to the actual interview, of course, including several black and white photographs of Jolie looking stylish and beautiful – what else is new? Oh and apparently there’s a bit about Maleficent in there too.

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Angelina Jolie, BAFTA
Before Brad Pitt, the actress thought she might never find the real thing.