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 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.
“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.
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.”
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.