How Angelina Jolie filing for divorce led me into alcoholism – Brad Pitt
Actor Brad Pitt has opened up on what he went through after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016.
The 55-year old actor made this known in an interview with New York Times where he revealed that he how he delved into alcoholism.
“I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges,” Brad Pitt says.
“You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself.”
Surprisingly, his story with alcoholism didn’t make tabloids.
“It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself,” Pitt shares. “There’s great value in that.”
Detailing his struggles with sobriety, Brad Pitt opened up to GQ Magazine in 2017.
“I can’t remember a day since I got out of college where I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something. Truthfully, I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good,” Pitt said at the time, at which he had been six months sober. “You realize that a lot of it is, um- cigarettes, you know, pacifiers. And I’m running from feelings. I’m really, really happy to be done with all of that. I mean, I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family”, Brad Pitt said.
“But even this last year, you know — things I wasn’t dealing with. I was boozing too much,” Pitt continued, referencing his divorce from Jolie after two years of marriage. “It’s just become a problem. And I’m really happy it’s been half a year now, which is bittersweet.”