Actor Brad Pitt opened up about his divorce from Angelina Jolie and fighting for his kids in a recent interview with GQ Style. In an open and honest discussion, Pitt owned up to his own shortcomings and his effort to be a better father to his children.
“You know, I just started therapy,” he said. “I love it. I love it. I went through two therapists to get the right one.”
Last September, Pitt was engaged in an altercation with his 15-year-old son Maddox Jolie-Pitt while aboard a private plane heading for LA. An anonymous call was made to the police, and the FBI opened an investigation.
The investigation was closed with no charges filed, and Jolie filed for divorce days later.
Publicly addressing the issue for the first time, Pitt said, “I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called.”
The War Machine actor likened the court battle to “an investment in vitriolic hatred,” but said both he and Jolie refused to let the process get the better of them.
“it’s just very, very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart,” he said.
While the actor admits that life has been lonely since the divorce, he feels the solitude has been good for him.
“Something crossed my path that was a big scandal—and I went, ‘Thank God I’m never going to have to be a part of one of those again.’ I live my life, I have my family, I do my thing, I don’t do anything illegal, I don’t cross anyone’s path,” Brad said. “What’s the David Foster Wallace quote? ‘Truth will set you free, but not until it’s done with you first.'”
Pitt said he is working on being more accessible to his loved ones and has quit drinking. The actor says he only drinks “cranberry juice and fizzy water.”