Brad Pitt has spoken about his split from Angelina Jolie, saying his heavy drinking contributed to the downfall of his marriage.
The pair separated in September 2016, with Jolie filing for divorce after an alleged incident on a private plane between Pitt and his son Maddox.
In his first interview since the split, Pitt opened up "on love, loss, fatherhood, and how to move forward after things fall apart" in an interview with GQ Style magazine.
"I was boozing too much. It 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," he tells the magazine.
"But me, personally, I can't remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn't boozing or had a spliff, or something.
"I mean I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know - things I wasn't dealing with."
The 53-year-old admits some of his past behaviour has been "emotionally retarded", but he is finding new clarity through therapy.
"You know, I just started therapy. I love it. I love it. I went through two therapists to get the right one."
"For me this period has really been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street. I'm an a--hole when it comes to this need for justice. I don't know where it comes from, this hollow quest for justice for some perceived slight. I can drill on that for days and years," he says of the now-civil custody arrangement he is working with Jolie on to achieve.
The actor is the star of not one, but three covers for the publication, snapped by Ryan McGinley, who photographed him in national parks across including the Everglades, the White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns.
Pitt's interview is a positive step for the actor, who has shunned the limelight since his heartbreak.
The dust seems to slowly be settling, with the icon stepping out last month for the premiere of his film The Lost City of Z, which he produced.
Pitt skipped doing any official press at the bash but happily greeted well-wishers who had camped out to see him.
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