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Brad Pitt muses on life after divorce as ‘all or nothing’ star says he’s given up smoking

‘I think all our hearts are broken’: Brad Pitt muses on life after divorce as ‘all or nothing’ star says he has stopped smoking and drinking since split with Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt has given a bleak assessment of the human condition as he moves forward with the breakdown of his five-year marriage to actress Angelina Jolie.

The Hollywood star has embraced a life of abstinence that began shortly after their divorce was finalized in 2016, but his newfound positivity is tempered by the belief that we all experience heartache at some point in our lives.

In conversation with the latest edition of British GQPitt, 58, insisted that emotional turmoil and deep sadness are an inevitable part of growth.

Opening: Brad Pitt has given a bleak assessment of the human condition as he moves forward with the collapse of his five-year marriage to actress Angelina Jolie

Opening: Brad Pitt has given a bleak assessment of the human condition as he moves forward with the collapse of his five-year marriage to actress Angelina Jolie

“I think all our hearts are broken,” he said. “I’ve always felt very alone in my life, only growing up as a kid, even here alone, and it’s really not until recently that I’ve had a bigger hug from my friends and family.

“What is that line, it was Rilke or Einstein, believe it or not, but it was something about when you can walk with the paradox, when you carry real pain and real joy at the same time, this is maturity, this is growth.”

Despite the overpowering sense of isolation, Pitt admits he found community and friendship through his decision to quit alcohol in 2016.

Reflective: In the latest edition of GQ, Pitt, 58, insisted that emotional turmoil and deep sadness are an inevitable part of growth

Reflective: In the latest edition of GQ, Pitt, 58, insisted that emotional turmoil and deep sadness are an inevitable part of growth

The newly divorced actor spent 18 months attending regular Alcoholics Anonymous meetings while embracing the group’s core tenets: abstinence from all mind-altering substances and honesty about the nature of addiction.

“I had a really cool men’s group here that was very private and selective, so it was safe,” he explained. “Because I’d seen things of other people being taped spitting their guts out, and that’s just horrible to me.”

The actor, a lifelong smoker, also made the decision to cut cigarettes out of his life and instead replace tobacco with nicotine-flavored chewing gum.

“I don’t have the ability to do just one or two a day,” he said of his past smoking habit. “It’s not in my makeup. I’m all inclusive. And I’m going to drive into the ground. I’ve lost my privileges.’

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

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