It’s been eight months since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt shocked the world when they announced their split. While there’s been much reported about the couple’s nasty divorce proceedings, neither actor has discussed what really happened between them — until now.
In a shocking interview with GQ magazine, Brad got surprisingly candid about what led to the couple’s split, including his struggle with alcohol and his own insecurities, and how he’s working with Angelina now to protect their six kids.
“I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something,” Brad told the mag. “I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family.”
“I was boozing too much,” he continued. “And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good.”
Brad admitted that while he knew he “hit the lottery,” he “still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits.”
“For me this period has really been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street,” he explained. “I’m an ***hole when it comes to this need for justice…It’s done me no good whatsoever.
On his road to recovery, Brad revealed he isn’t going alone: “I just started therapy. I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to find the right one.”
As for the future, Brad told the mag he’s focused on being a better father to his kids. “I gotta be more. I gotta be more for them,” he said.
“Divorce court is just an investment in vitriolic hatred. I just refuse. And fortunately my partner in this agrees,” Brad revealed as be briefly referenced Angelina. “It’s just very, very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart.”
Despite his candid interview, those close to Brad fear the actor isn’t sharing everything. RadarOnline.com recently spotted the actor heading into a Beverly Hills medical center that specializes in infectious diseases, and he appears to have dropped an alarming amount of weight since the split.
“Brad still won’t say why he goes to the center. He’s strangely desperate to prove he’s fine when he so obviously isn’t,” a source told the site exclusively. “There’s more to this than Brad forgetting to have dinner. If he loses much more weight people are going to have to intervene and get him some serious help — STAT!”
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