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Brad Pitt's First Interview Since Angelina Jolie Divorce

It's been nearly eight months since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, but it still feels raw.

It feels raw in that bizarre way that the dissolution of a Hollywood marriage can somehow signal the death of love to a bunch of people who never even knew the couple.

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After months of accusations, leaked documents and a temporary custody arrangement, Angelina Jolie spoke out about the divorce for the first time in a taped interview for BBC in February.

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In the video, the 41-year-old shared,

Now, it's Brad Pitt's turn to open up, which he did in an incredibly heartbreaking and emotionally revealing feature for the Summer issue of GQ Style.

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After admitting he recently started therapy ("I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one"), he talked about other lifestyle changes he's made and what he feels he needs to continue working on in this new phase of his life.

Speaking on his drug and alcohol usage -- which were rumored to play a role in the divorce -- Pitt said,

When asked if he misses the alcohol, he replied,

The 53-year-old actor said he "[doesn't] want to live that way anymore" and now sticks to cranberry juice and fizzy water.

Currently back to living in his house in the Hollywood Hills (which he refers to as his kids' "childhood home"), Pitt revealed he didn't want to be there initially after the split. He said,

These days, the father of six has taken up sculpting, working out of a friend's studio.

Reflecting on his own story, Pitt shared,

Pitt and Jolie were together for over 10 years, although they didn't marry until 2014.

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Admitting the split was like a death, Pitt said,

He continued,

Pitt and Jolie are working on the details of the custody arrangement now, but things have definitely improved since the initial decision. He said,

It was rumored Pitt's relationship with 15-year-old Maddox, his oldest, was strained in the weeks following an alleged incident on the private jet.

While he didn't mention any specifics, Pitt did say his relationship with his children was a priority now.

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When asked how he makes sense of the past year and everything that's happened, Pitt answered,

The entire interview appears in the Summer 2017 issue of GQ Style.

Citations: Brad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man (GQ Style)