Brad Pitt: ' I had nightmares! '

After divorcing Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood star attended therapy with a group of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Brad Pitt: ' I had nightmares! '

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Brad Pitt showed his gloomy side while he was recovering from the collapse of his five-year marriage to actress Angelina Jolie. But the Hollywood star succeeded to reach for a life of abstinence from alcohol and cigarettes, which he started shortly after their divorce ended in 2016. Speaking for the latest issue of the British GQ, Pitt said that emotional turmoil and deep sadness are an inevitable part of growing up and developing.'I think we’re all heartbroken,' the 58-year-old Hollywood superstar said. 'In my life, I've always felt very lonely, lonely growing up as a child, lonely even here now, and I've actually only recently gained more attention and hugs from my friends and family. '

About Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Despite a prevailing sense of isolation, Pitt admits he has found an environment and friendships thanks to his 2016 decision to give up alcohol. Shortly after the divorce, the actor spent 18 months attending regular meetings of the Alcoholics Anonymous group, embracing the group’s founding principles of abstinence from all mind-altering substances.

'I had a really cool male group that was really private and selective, so it was safe for me and I enjoyed it,' he explained. Pitt, as a longtime smoker, also made the decision to kick cigarettes out of his life, deciding to replace tobacco with nicotine-flavored chewing gum instead. 'I’m not able to smoke just one or two a day,' he said of his previous smoking habit. 'It's not me. When I'm in something, I'm all in it. And I'll go all the way.' the actor revealed.

The actor’s self-awareness of his own flaws has strayed far from a hazy past when he openly admitted to smoking marijuana on a daily basis. Pitt lived with Juliette Lewis from 1990 to 1993, after which he was in a relationship with Jitka Pohlodek from 1993 to 1994. Then came Gwyneth Paltrow - the two of them were together from 1994 to 1997. In 1998, he fell in love with Aniston, with whom he was married from 2000 to 2005.

'I do not understand why?!'

Jolie confirmed in 2006 that she was pregnant with their first child, daughter Shiloh - which was a double blow for Aniston because they had no children. Just two years later she was pregnant again with twins Knox and Vivienne. They were married in a private ceremony at their joint French castle in 2014, nine years after they fell in love, but as early as 2016, Jolie initiated divorce proceedings, which ended three years later. Since his divorce, he had a romance with 29-year-old Nicole Poturalski.

Yet there is always a sense of impending doom, and Pitt admits that he is often tormented by one and the same recurring dream, in which he is brutally stabbed. 'And I would wake up in fear. I didn't understand why it or they would want to hurt me. It only stopped a year or two ago when I started constantly to think about that dream and just wondering why.' said the actor.

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