Brad Pitt credits Angelina Jolie for him not hitting the bottle amid their bitter divorce battle

Pitt has realized that he is extremely thankful to Jolie, who he credits for allowing him to see how strong he is throughout the entire ordeal


                            Brad Pitt credits Angelina Jolie for him not hitting the bottle amid their bitter divorce battle

Brad Pitt may be going through a tough time dealing with his ever-stretching divorce battle with ex Angelina Jolie, but there's still one thing that he is extremely grateful to his ex-wife for. The actor, in a bid to look at the brighter side of things, has been staying away from the bottle and focusing on staying healthy, no matter what.

Pitt has realized that he is extremely thankful to Jolie, who he credits for allowing him to see how strong he has been throughout the ordeal, and it was because of her that he has not felt the need to resort to alcohol to cope with all of life's struggles he's currently dealing with.

Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda 2' at Mann's Chinese Theatre on May 22, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda 2' at Mann's Chinese Theatre on May 22, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

“Brad has been able to maintain his sobriety despite the enormous amount of stress and legal pressure put upon him by Angelina during their ongoing divorce war,” a source close to the 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' actor told Hollywood Life.

Actor Brad Pitt attends the closing night European Premiere gala red carpet arrivals for 'Fury' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 19, 2014 in London. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the closing night European Premiere gala red carpet arrivals for 'Fury' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 19, 2014 in London. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)

The insider added, “During the most challenging time in Brad’s life, he is happy and proud that he has been able to maintain his good health and sobriety. Brad has persevered through these tough days with a lot of hard work and determination to better himself.”

“Having a drink could have been the easiest way for Brad to deal with some of the uglier things Angelina has been putting him through, but Brad has made good on his promise to himself and his kids to maintain his dedication to be a better, more sober father,” the source continued.

“Brad has worked very hard to be nice, kind, patient and understanding with Angelina throughout this divorce process, and he wishes she could cut him some slack and do the same. In a weird way, he feels grateful to Angelina and like his sobriety might be the best thing to come from his divorce.”

Actor Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at Narita International Airport with their children (L to R) Pax Thien, Knox, Zahara and Shiloh on January 27, 2009 in Narita, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at Narita International Airport with their children (L to R) Pax Thien, Knox, Zahara and Shiloh on January 27, 2009 in Narita, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

The actor previously opened up how he quit drinking after his split from Angelina in May 2017. “Personally, I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something,” he said at the time.

“And you realize that a lot of it is, um—cigarettes, you know, pacifiers. And I’m running from feelings.” He admitted during the same conversation that he had given up everything except alcohol when he married Jolie, and when they split, he was done “just like that”, to the point where he replaced wine and vodka with cranberry juice and fizzy water. “I’ve got the cleanest urinary tract in all of L.A.,” he joked.

Actress Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) after winning award for Favorite Villain in 'Maleficent' during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) after winning award for Favorite Villain in 'Maleficent' during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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