Half a year after his split with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has opened up about how he feels about everything that has happened. Pitt says that his heavy drinking and branded himself “emotionally retarded” according to Daily Mail.
Angelina Jolie shocked the world back in October when she announced that she was divorcing Brad Pitt. It came after an alleged altercation between Pitt and his 15-year old son Maddox.
In an interview with GQ, when asked how he felt in the months after the divorce, he said that it felt like “death.”
He also says that “heavy drinking” and “hollow pursuits” are the things that led to the end of his marriage. He says, “I mean, we have a winery. I enjoy wine very, very much, but I just ran it to the ground. I had to step away for a minute. But me, personally, I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something. ”
Shortly after Angelina filed for divorce, Pitt spent nights on his friend’s floor. He tells the magazine: “It was too sad to be here at first, so I went and stayed on a friend’s floor, a little bungalow in Santa Monica. I crashed over here a little bit, my friend [David] Fincher lives right here. He’s always going to have an open door for me, and I was doing a lot of stuff on the Westside, so I stayed at my friend’s house on the floor for a month and a half.:
He says that he has replaced booze with therapy, which he now goes to regularly. He says that he’s really trying to own up to everything, and that’s why he hasn’t shifted attention away from himself. He want’s to prove that he’s got what it takes to be a good father, as well as a person.
Brad and Angelina are currently working things out, agreeing that they need to do what’s best for their children. Things are looking up though, as the kids recently stayed at Brad’s new home to have dinner, which he really enjoyed.