Brad Pitt announced that he quit drinking to start therapy in order to get through divorce proceedings with Angelina Jolie.
“I just started therapy.” said Pitt. “I love it. I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one.”
He also revealed that he drank heavily and smoked pot in his past, in addition to cutting emotional ties with others.
“I’m personally very retarded when it comes to taking inventory of my emotions. I’m much better at covering up.” added the star.
‘Boozing too much’
Jolie released an announcement back in September of 2016 regarding her intention to file divorce from Brad Pitt. They were together since the year 2004, but married 10 years later in 2014.
The couple were later embroiled in bitter child custody issues in months after their split.
Pitt had even been investigated for potential child abuse since he lost his temper on a flight once, but later was cleared of any allegations.
The actor stated that his split with Angelina Jolie was a “huge generator for change”.
“I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something.” he stated.
“I’m really, really happy to be done with all of that. I mean I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family.”
“But even this last year, you know – things I wasn’t dealing with. I was boozing too much.”
The actor said he has now quit drinking altogether.
About his acting career, he stated: “I don’t really think of myself much as an actor anymore. It takes up so little of my year and my focus.
“Film feels like a cheap pass for me, as a way to get at those hard feelings. It doesn’t work anymore, especially being a dad.”