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Brad Pitt admits he was tormented by a recurring dream of being violently stabbed

‘It would always be at night, in the dark’: Brad Pitt admits he was haunted by a recurring dream of being violently stabbed for years after splitting with Angelina Jolie

  • The actor married Hollywood star Jolie in a private ceremony at their joint French chateau in 2014
  • But in 2016, Jolie filed for divorce after an in-flight argument with their adopted son Maddox
  • And the actor says the same violent dream tormented his sleep for years amid the fallout following their divorce

Brad Pitt says he was haunted by a recurring dream in which he was fatally stabbed after his bitter divorce and divorce from Angelina Jolie.

The actor married Jolie in a private ceremony at their communal French chateau in 2014, nine years after falling in love with the Hollywood star on the set of action thriller Mr & Mrs. Smith.

But in 2016, Jolie filed for divorce following an in-flight argument that saw an “intoxicated” Pitt get into a heated argument with Maddox, the couple’s adopted son.

Nightmare: Brad Pitt says he was haunted by a recurring dream in which he was fatally stabbed after his bitter divorce and divorce from Angelina Jolie

Nightmare: Brad Pitt says he was haunted by a recurring dream in which he was fatally stabbed after his bitter divorce and divorce from Angelina Jolie

And the actor says the same violent dream tormented his sleep for years amid the inevitable repercussions that followed their divorce, with the couple divorcing in 2019.

He told the latest edition of British GQ“For a solid four or five years there, the most predominant dream I would experience was to be jumped and stabbed.

“It would always be at night, in the dark, and I’d be walking down a sidewalk in a park or along a boardwalk and if I passed under an Exorcist-esque streetlight, someone would jump out of the abyss and I into the ribs.

Opening: Brad reflected on his dreams in a detailed interview with the latest edition of British GQ

Opening: Brad reflected on his dreams in a detailed interview with the latest edition of British GQ

“Or I’d find myself being followed and someone else flanking me and I realized I was trapped, and they wanted to do me some serious harm. Or being chased by a house with a kid I was supposed to help escape but got pinned to the deck – and stabbed. Always stabbed. And I would wake up terrified.

“I didn’t understand why it/they would want to hurt me. This only stopped a year or two ago when I went straight back into the dream and just wondered why?’

Pitt lived with Juliette Lewis from 1990 to 1993, after which he was with Jitka Pohlodek from 1993 to 1994. Then came Gwyneth Paltrow; they were together from 1994 to 1997. In 1998, he fell for Aniston, whom he was married to from 2000 to 2005.

Old times: Pitt with ex-wife Angelina Jolie in 2005 blockbuster Mr & Mrs.  Smith, in which they played a few on screen

Old times: Pitt with ex-wife Angelina Jolie in 2005 blockbuster Mr & Mrs. Smith, in which they played a few on screen

Old times: Pitt with ex-wife Jolie at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. The couple ended their marriage in 2016

Old times: Pitt with ex-wife Jolie at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. The couple ended their marriage in 2016

However, the couple parted ways shortly after Pitt crossed paths with Jolie on the set of action thriller Mr & Mrs. Smith, in which they played a few on-screen.

In 2006, the actress confirmed she was pregnant with his first child, daughter Shiloh – a double whammy for Aniston, whose marriage to Pitt bore no children – with twins Knox and Vivienne two years later.

They married in 2014 in a private ceremony at their jointly owned French chateau, nine years after falling for each other, but by 2016, Jolie had filed for divorce, which would be finalized three years later.

Mitigating factors included a heated argument between a “drunk” Pitt and adopted son Maddox aboard a private jet bound for Los Angeles. The actor was later cleared of any wrongdoing in November 2016.

The July/August issue of GQ will be available via digital download and on newsstands on June 28.

The Golden Couple: In 1998, he fell for Jennifer Aniston whom he was married to from 2000 to 2005. Seen in 2004

The Golden Couple: In 1998, he fell for Jennifer Aniston whom he was married to from 2000 to 2005. Seen in 2004

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