However much we might idealize the lives of our Pop Culture Icons… we never know what their lives are REALLY like.
We might have been led to believe, for example, that Brad Pitt ‘had it all’. That his life was more or less a walk in the park.
It took the bottom dropping out for even Brad Himself to realize it wasn’t.
Brad Pitt has compared his split from Angelina Jolie to ‘a death’, admitting that he is an emotional ‘retard’ whose heavy drinking helped ruin his marriage.
Jolie stunned the world in September, 2016 when she filed for divorce following an alleged altercation on a private jet between the actor and their 15-year-old son, Maddox.
Now in his first interview since the shock separation, he reveals he is tee-total, in therapy and blames himself for the marriage crumbling, conceding: ‘I hit the lottery and I still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits.’He told GQ Style magazine that the split was ‘self-inflicted and when asked if the last few months had felt like he was grieving a death, he simply replied: ‘Yeah.’
The Fight Club star has quit alcohol since the incident, admitting it had become a ‘problem’ during his life with Angelina, adding: ‘Truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good.
‘I was boozing too much. It’s just become a problem. And I’m really happy it’s been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I’ve got my feelings in my fingertips again.’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.
‘I mean I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know – things I wasn’t dealing with.’
He has now replaced boozing with therapy, adding: ‘You know, I just started therapy. I love it. I love it.
I went through two therapists to get the right one.’
Read more: Daily Mail
Instead of idolizing and envying the lives of other people, maybe we should take a little more time to appreciate the lives we have now.
As Brad himeslf could tell you, those things we might take for granted are more fragile than we think.
Kudos to Brad for manning up and realizing the problem wasn’t someone or something external to himself. It’s a big step, and not an easy one.
We wish him all the best as he moves forward in his sobriety.
He took responsibility.
And now he’s changing his behavior.
Maybe Brad Pitt learned some valuable lessons.
Maybe he read this:
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