One year after Angelina Jolie’s well publicized divorce from Hollywood actor husband, Brad Pitt, the actress has admitted she does not “enjoy being single”, saying it is just hard.

The pair who share six children filed for divorce in 2016 after two years of marriage.

The proceedings again made media headlines as Jolie recently told Vanity Fair that stress from family issues had led her to develop Bell’s palsy.

Jolie, 42, a film star, director and active human rights campaigner, told the Telegraph newspaper: “I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard.

“Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my days.

“Emotionally it’s been a very difficult year.”

Her words mark a year since the Mr. & Mrs. Smith stars’ marital breakdown was revealed and a month since Jolie shared the first trailer of her latest film, First They Killed My Father.

Jolie directs the film centred on the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime and adapted from a memoir by activist and lecturer, Loung Ung, which tells of her survival under former Cambodian leader, Pol Pot.