Brad Pitt gave his first post-Divorce interview to GQ magazine. He revealed his personal battle with alcohol and how it impacted his relationship with Angelina Jolie and ultimately led to their divorce.

Today, the actor is sober and has hired a therapist and a sober coach. He is repairing his relationship with his children and his ex-wife, with whom he is privately negotiating the custody agreements.

Divorce 'felt like death.'

The 53-year-old star was surprisingly candid in his first interview since the shocking split from his wife in September 2016. He revealed that his drinking problem led to their divorce, and said that he could drink a Russian under the table, comparing himself to a "professional" drinker.

Pitt has since replaced alcohol with cranberry juice and water but said that his vices became a problem during his marriage and a way to run away from his emotions. In order to keep himself on the right track, he has hired a therapist. According to Pitt, he had been "emotionally retarded" and realized he needed therapy in order to show his love to his children. Pitt also admitted that he had spent too much time working on movies, instead of spending time with his family.

The actor described the first few weeks after their divorce in detail. He said he had slept on a friend's floor in Santa Monica for six weeks, as he needed time to cope with the loss of his relationship with Jolie. Pitt called the split "self-inflicted," and described that he feels as if he is grieving a death. "I hit the lottery, and I still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits," Pitt told the GQ.

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Work in progress

While things are not ideal between the former couple, Pitt and Jolie are now working together to reach a solution regarding the custody of their six children. In September, both took turns throwing accusations at each other in the media. It appears that now things are moving in a more positive direction, as it was reported last week that their six children stayed at his Los Feliz home for the first time in seven months. Jolie insisted that the children were accompanied by their two nannies. A source close to the actor told In Touch magazine: "They had a family dinner around the table, which Brad truly enjoyed. It was total chaos, as the kids all wanted to eat different things, and Brad was grateful to have a chef who accommodated all of their requests." Brad and Angelina are also working with a family therapist to help resolve any future issues.