The world was caught by surprise last year when Angelina Jolie filed a divorce from Brad Pitt, her husband for two years and partner for a decade. For the first time since the divorce news surfaced, Brad Pitt breaks his silence and talks about his family being ripped apart.

No nasty child custody battle

Just like in any divorce, one of the most affected are the children. Brad and Jolie surely want to protect their children amid the issue, with Angelina previously saying they will seal the divorce in a way that would protect their children. Since the split of the power couple, speculations abound about what would happen to their six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and Vivienne and Knox, 8.

In an interview with GQ Magazine, Pitt shared that he doesn't want things to get ugly in court, citing what a lawyer said about no one winning in court and that it's just a matter of who gets hurt the worse. He refused to go to a nasty child Custody Battle in court because it would just bring up awful things that don't matter. Brad appreciates that Angelina is in the same boat when it comes to this. "It's just very, very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart," he added.

Brad Pitt trying to get back on his feet

The 53-year-old actor is trying to get back on his own feet after the chaos in the past six months.

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He admitted he had been drinking for the past year to cope with his personal turbulence, which he said is "self-inflicted." But the "Allied" actor said he had quit drinking, adding that the doesn't want to live that way anymore. Brad shared he's at the point of looking to his own weaknesses and his share of the mess.

Angelina and Brad's relationship went downhill in front of the public after a reported altercation during a flight in a private plane when the family went on a vacation. Reports say he was drunk and got "verbally abusive" and "physical" with their eldest, Maddox. Then five days later, Jolie filed for divorce.

Brad told GQ, "I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called." But after that, he and Jolie worked together to sort things out. They are both doing their best, and Pitt said he doesn't want things to be ill between them. He added that he doesn't want to live the way he has seen others did, those who went through the ordeal of divorce and got destroyed in the process, one way or another.

Brad Pitt has a new project, "War Machine," which will be released this month on Netflix.