The Insane Reason Why Brad Pitt Hasn’t Cried In 20 Years

Brad Pitt is in a brand new stage in his life. The A-list actor always seemed to be the master of cool. We adored him in the ’90s for his roles in films like Fight Club and Legends of the Fall. The ultimate Holywood dreamboat was able to transition his iconic cool swag into the 2000s.

We adored the romance and marriage that he had with Friends alum Jennifer Aniston, and even when he moved on quickly to his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie, we were still enamored. However, after that relationship crumbled after more than a decade — we soon realized that not everything in Pitt’s life was as picturesque and rosy as we once thought.

In fact, with the demise of his marriage with Jolie — Pitt has gotten candid about his personal demons and the things he’s been struggling to work on.

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This is why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorced

Though they seemed like the perfect Hollywood couple with their six beautiful children — things weren’t exactly going well in Jolie and Pitt’s marriage. After years together — things had become “difficult” with Pitt later admitting that he struggled with substance abuse and anger issues.

By 2015 — the communication between the two actors had completely broken down. “We had met working together and we worked together well,” Joie explained on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast in December of 2017. “I wanted us to do some serious work together…I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate. In some ways it was, and in some ways, we learned some things. There was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on, and it wasn’t because of the film.”

Brad Pitt has always had trouble expressing his emotions

Despite his hyper-emotional roles in films like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, it appears that Pitt is simply really good at his job. In a recent conversation with Sir. Anthony Hopkins for Interview Magazine, he got candid about his struggles to express himself in his personal life.

“I am quite famously a not-crier. Is that a term? I hadn’t cried in, like, 20 years,” Pitt explained. “[N]ow I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved — moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news. Just moved. I think it’s a good sign. I don’t know where it’s going, but I think it’s a good sign.”

It’s clearly taken Pitt a great deal of work to get here after losing his marriage and struggling to connect with his children post-divorce. We’re just glad that he’s making progress.

Inside Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship today

Though they are officially divorced and co-parenting — Pitt and Jolie’s relationship is still extremely tense. An insider explained to US Weekly, “Angelina still has a lot of resentment toward Brad. She wants him to be held accountable because she feels he turned her and the children’s lives upside down.”

Since Pitt has struggled with substance abuse — Jolie has limited his time with their children. Also — though she’d hope to raise their kiddos outside of the United States, Pitt is currently preventing that. A second insider explained to US Weekly,

Before the divorce, the entire family led a very nomadic existence, and that was because of Angie’s restlessness. Angelina’s “restless” nature led to fighting because Brad allegedly wanted the kids to grow up in one place. Brad wanted the kids to have stability while Angie always said they were giving the children an idyllic childhood by exposing them to different countries, languages and experiences.

This divorce has been very messy. However, we hope in time with therapy and growth these two can be cordial again.