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Brad Pitt is all of us as he talks of quitting drinking and working on himself after his big breakup

Brad blames booze for the demise of Brangelina...

Remember the gigantic life overhaul you went through following your last big breakup? Well, it turns out Brad Pitt knows 'dem feels too.

Brad has opened up for the first time about his split from his wife, actress Angelina Jolie in a very extensive and very candid interview to GQ Style 's summer 2017 issue.

The 53-year-old actor stars on three separate covers for the mag and inside he talks about trying to clean up his act to be a more emotionally present father since Angelina, 41, filed for divorce last September .

One big change Brad says he’s made is giving up drinking alcohol.

"I was boozing too much," Brad revealed. "It's just become a problem. And I’m really happy it’s been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I’ve got my feelings in my fingertips again."

“I enjoy wine very, very much but I just ran it to the ground,” Brad said of his drinking. “I had to step away for a minute. And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good.”

Pressed on why he quit boozing so suddenly, the Moonlight producer said, "Don’t want to live that way anymore."

You might remember that it was September 14, 2016, when the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and the FBI started an investigation into the welfare of the Jolie-Pitt family after it was allegedly Brad was "physically" and "emotionally" abusive toward his eldest son, Maddox, 15, after getting drunk on a private jet with the family. Less than a week later, the mother of his six kids, Angelina filed for divorce.

Brad and Angie had only been married for two years but they’d been together for a decade and since the spilt the Allied star is trying to take better stock of his emotions for the sake of his family.

“I’m personally very retarded when it comes to taking inventory of my emotions. I’m much better at covering up,” Brad said. “I grew up with a Father-knows-best/war mentality — the father is all-powerful, super strong — instead of really knowing the man and his own self-doubt and struggles.”

Brad says it’s his important role as a dad that is driving him to open up.

"It’s hit me smack in the face with our divorce: I gotta be more. I gotta be more for them. I have to show them. And I haven’t been great at it.”