During an interview with Interview magazine in 2019, Pitt called his alcoholism a “disservice” and a method of “escape.” Pitt spent a year and a half in Alcoholics Anonymous after his 2016 split from Angelina Jolie and has remained sober ever since.
Pitt has also openly admitted the breakdown of his marriage with Angelina Jolie was "self-inflicted" and due to his drinking habits in a revealing interview with GQ Style.
The messy and incredibly public split was reportedly due to a fight Pitt had had with his son Maddox while on the couple's private jet. A custody battle ensued over the coupe's six children, with Pitt initially investigated for possible child abuse.
"I mean, we have a winery. I enjoy wine very, very much, but I just ran it to the ground. I had to step away for a minute," he said.
"And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional... I mean I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know - things I wasn’t dealing with. I was boozing too much. It’s just become a problem."