Brad Pitt has definitely had a whirlwind of a year since his recent success from his role in the award-winning movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Pitt has definitely gained a lot of much-deserved attention for the film, but despite all of the highs, he recently took a moment to reflect on some of his lows over the years–one of which being his battle with addiction.
The 56-year-old actor has been open with his addictions to both alcohol and marijuana and has attended Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings following his split from ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
According to E! News, Pitt took the opportunity at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala on January 9 to thank one notable person who helped him overcome his battle–Bradley Cooper himself.
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Cooper presented Pitt with an award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the most recent Quentin Tarantino movie and Pitt decided to use the time to publicly thank Cooper for his support over the years.
“I got sober because of this guy,” Pitt said about Cooper. “And every day’s been happier ever since,” Pitt continued. E! News further reported that Pitt then gave Cooper a thumbs up sign and gratefully said “I love you, and I thank you.” How sweet is that?!
Pitt has been vocal about his struggles with addiction and how beneficial it was for him to attend AA meetings following his separation from Jolie. In an interview with The New York Times, Pitt explained how he was moved by his AA meeting group’s vulnerability.
“You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard,” Pitt said during the interview. “It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself.” Pitt further explained how liberating the experience was. “It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly side of yourself,” he said. “There’s great value in that.”
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