Brad Pitt Reveals How He Got Over Angelina Jolie
It involved booze, or the lack of it.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s break-up is one of Hollywood’s worst tragedies. So much so that people still haven’t come into terms with it 4 years later. However, they were just like any other couple. And just like ordinary couples, it takes a while for a spouse to get over the other. Let’s take a look at how Pitt got over his ex-wife.
Pitt opens up in an interview
In an interview with GQ, Pitt opened up about his life after the divorce. He’s often used alcohol as an escape to run away from his feelings. So much so, that this was a major issue in their marriage. It is reported that Jolie filed for divorce after Brad Pitt got into a fight with their then 15-year-old son, Maddox, in their private plane in 2016. However, ever since the marriage ended, he has adopted a sober lifestyle.
By distancing himself from alcohol, Brad Pitt is now more in touch with his feelings. This has allowed him to finally move on from the tragic end to his marriage, as he said:
I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff or something. And 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”
He attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for one and a half years after the break-up. That helped him massively in controlling his addiction. Now, Brad Pitt claims that he has the “cleanest urinary tract in LA”. But, he was still concerned about his habit of running things into the ground. He said:
But the terrible thing is I tend to run things into the ground. That’s why I’ve got to make something so calamitous. I’ve got to run it off a cliff.
Any chance of getting back together with Jennifer Aniston?
Many fans have been desperate for this reunion. After all, they do look like an absolutely gorgeous couple. And that’s exactly what Brad Pitt’s grandmother thought too.
Pitt’s grandmother, Betty Russel, used to think that Angelina Jolie and Pitt were a temporary fling. And that he and Jennifer belonged together. She said:
I’m sure this is just a temporary thing. Brad and Jennifer are beautiful people. They’ve always been so happy. They are both precious and have too much love to throw it all away. They just need to spend a little time apart before they realize how much they miss each other. I’m praying for it.
We have to mention that this interview was in 2005. Jolie and Pitt formed a relationship after they worked together in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. However, as things stand, this temporary thing did end up lasting for 11 years. For now, Brad and Jennifer are free to date each other. So, is there still a chance? Maybe we’ll find out someday.