OVER the past three years Brad Pitt’s life has read like the script of one of his movies, with a crumbling marriage and alcoholism leaving him at rock bottom.
But he has revealed the pain of his split from Angelina Jolie in 2016 and the following custody battle over their six children has seen him get in touch with his emotions for the first time in two decades.
Brad said: “I am quite famously a not-crier. Is that a term? I hadn’t cried in, like, 20 years.
“Now I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved.
“Moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news. Just moved.
“I don’t know where it’s going, but I think it’s a good sign.”
While Brad and Angelina have been legally single for seven months, they are still thrashing out the divorce settlement, including custody of the kids.
Brad lost touch for a short time with Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne, but they are now back in contact and he spent the summer with them.
Brad said finding sobriety in 2017 was a big plus.
He told Interview magazine: “I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape.
“I’m realising, as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I’ve made that I’m not proud of, that I value those missteps because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else.
“You can’t have one without the other. I see it as something I’m just now getting my arms around at this time in my life.
“We’ve always placed great importance on the mistake. But the next move, what you do after the mistake, is what really defines a person.”