The 49-year-old, actor has never shied away from casting his seven-year marriage to the former Friends star as a horrible time in his life. Previously Pitt went on record with Parade magazine saying before working with Jolie on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” he “wasn’t living an interesting life.”
Now the A-list actor has told Esquire magazine that times were so bad before he divorced Aniston in 2005; he turned to drugs to feel better.
“For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f***ing off,” Pitt told the magazine. “But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change… This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany.”
The World War Z actor contrasted that time in his life with his current one which consist of a relationship with Angela Jolie and their six children.
‘I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house … there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging,” he described.
‘I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life,” adding, “I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”
Ouch!!! Was Brad Pitt intentionally trying to diss his ex-wife; or was he just explaining his rough patch that just so happens to have occurred while married to Jennifer Aniston?