Brad Pitt Breaks Silence on Angelina Jolie Divorce, Reveals He’s Quit Drinking: ‘Don’t Want to Live That Way Anymore’

Brad Pitt has suggested he’s stopped celebration and is in therapy in his initial interview since his split from Angelina Jolie last September.

In a extensive talk for GQ Style‘s summer issue, a 53-year-old actor mentioned his disloyal wife’s name just once, recommending a interviewer check out her new movie First They Killed My Father: “You should see Angie’s film.”

Speaking with a magazine, Pitt gets vehement about a sprawling operation of insinuate topics, opening adult about his 6 children with Jolie and a open control quarrel over them — while revelation that his personal turmoil has been “self-inflicted.”

Pitt also says that and he Jolie are “both doing a best” to work by a divorce — he concedes that a conditions has been like a genocide — even as he reveals that a separate has been “jarring” to their children to “suddenly have their family ripped apart.”

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After a sour finish of his 12-year attribute with Jolie, Pitt initially agreed to weekly supervised visits with their 6 kids, Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8. The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and a FBI launched an investigation after Pitt allegedly got “verbally abusive” and “physical” with Maddox, his and Jolie‘s oldest child, after celebration on a couple’s private craft on Sept. 14, 5 days before she filed for divorce. They resolved that there were no commentary of abuse and a former couple released a corner statement observant they were operative with a private decider to solve their divorce and would “act as a joined front” relocating forward. The FBI sealed a rapist box with no charges.

The actor trafficked to 3 inhabitant parks with GQ Style, ensuing in 3 new covers.

Pitt spent many of a speak articulate about his mutation given a separate – including his healthy lifestyle changes.

“I was boozing too much,” he shared. “It’s only turn a problem. And I’m unequivocally happy it’s been half a year now, that is bittersweet, though I’ve got my feelings in my fingertips again.”

He added, “Truthfully we could splash a Russian underneath a list with his possess vodka. we was a professional. we was good.”

When asked how he simply stopped drinking, the Allied star said, “Don’t wish to live that approach anymore.”

While he sticks to cranberry extract and “fizzy water” nowadays, Pitt certified that he tends to take things too far.

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Because it was “too sad” to be during the Hollywood Hills home where his 6 children spent many of their time, the actor pronounced he crashed on a friend’s building in Santa Monica following his separate with Jolie.

Despite his try to stay out of a spotlight in new months, he fears for his kids after the sum of his sour control conflict were splashed opposite a media.

“I worry about it some-more for my kids, being subjected to it, and their friends removing ideas from it,” he said. “And of march it’s not finished with any kind of sweetmeat or insight—it’s finished to sell. And so we know a many marvellous sells, and that’s what they’ll be subjected to, and that heedfulness me.”

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“I was unequivocally on my behind and cumulative to a complement when Child Services was called. And we know, after that, we’ve been means to work together to arrange this out,” Pitt told GQ Style. “We’re both doing a best. we listened one counsel say, ‘No one wins in court—it’s only a matter of who gets harm worse.’ And it seems to be true, we spend a year only focused on building a box to infer your indicate and because you’re right and because they’re wrong, and it’s only an investment in sarcastic hatred. we only refuse. And opportunely my partner in this agrees. It’s only very, unequivocally differing for a kids, to unexpected have their family ripped apart.”

Pitt has been spending many of his time operative with clay, plaster, rebar and timber to make things. The waste allows him to simulate and “try to make clarity of where we are during this time.”

“I remember literally carrying this suspicion a year, a year and a half ago; someone was going by some scandal,” he said. “Something crossed my trail that was a large scandal—and we went, ‘Thank God I’m never going to have to be a partial of one of those again.’ we live my life, we have my family, we do my thing, we don’t do anything illegal, we don’t cranky anyone’s path. What’s a David Foster Wallace quote? ‘Truth will set we free, though not until it’s finished with we first.’”

Pitt says a past 6 months have taught him to put family first.

“People on their deathbeds don’t speak about what they performed or were awarded. They speak about their desired ones or their regrets—that seems to be a menu,” he said. “I contend that as someone who’s let a work take me away. Kids are so delicate. They catch everything. They need to have their palm hold and things explained. They need to be listened to. When we get in that bustling work mode, I’m not hearing. we wish to be softened during that.”

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Pitt also pronounced that he’s training to face his feelings notwithstanding his upbringing, where he was taught to “just understanding with it.”

“I’m secretly unequivocally dense when it comes to holding register of my emotions. I’m many softened during covering up,” he said. “I grew adult with a Father-knows-best/war mentality—the father is all-powerful, super strong—instead of unequivocally meaningful a male and his possess self-doubt and struggles. And it’s strike me pound in a face with a divorce: we gotta be more. we gotta be some-more for them. we have to uncover them. And we haven’t been good during it.”

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The actor’s blue eyes take core theatre in a array of photos, any of that he looks directly into a camera unsmiling.

One cover shows Pitt in a pinkish sweater and china chain, with white silt dusted opposite his face. Another shows a film star among high brownish-red weeds donning an orange Hawaiian shirt. In a third photo, he wears a white blazer with bullion chain, staring during a camera straight-on.

Though he appears to have mislaid weight, a source previously told PEOPLE, “He’s healthy and many happier. Things with his family have improved, all is being addressed privately, and it’s portion everybody in a family well.”

Pitt was photographed by Ryan McGinley during important locations including a Everglades, a White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns.

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