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Brad Pitt Reveals He Attended AA After Split with Angelina Jolie, Remains Sober

By Mike Walters

Brad Pitt recognized drinking was a problem in his life, after his split with Angelina Jolie, and is detailing the path he took to get sober while reeling from the breakup with his wife.

In an interview with The New York Times, ahead of the premiere of his sci-fi thriller, "Ad Astra," Pitt spoke on the range of emotions he went through after the breakup with Angelina.

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"I had family stuff going on ... We’ll leave it at that," Pitt initially told the interviewer about the drama going on in his life while signing on to star in "Ad Astra."

He then stated, "The fact is, we all carry pain, grief and loss."

Pitt explained, "We spend most of our time hiding it, but it’s there, it’s in you. So you open up those boxes.”

He admitted, "I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges."

The "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" star's drinking was source of contention in the marriage with Jolie, and was even used against him during an investigation into the infamous plane incident with the former couple's son, Maddox.


Pitt also described attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and how it was an eye-opener for him.

“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," he said.

Pitt added that, "It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself. There’s great value in that."


As we reported, the divorce battle between Pitt and Jolie has been extremely turbulent, especially when it has come to custody of the children.

Jolie had continuously used his drinking as grounds for awarding her more custody, but it seems like the star has taken the responsible steps to get sober and stay healthy.

Good thing he got clean, as the star has been working non-stop this year, and just began his new round of publicity after finishing up a lengthy promotion tour for "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood."

"Ad Astra" premieres September 20.

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