Brad Pitt Credits Bradley Cooper With Helping Him Get Sober
Brad Pitt revealed that his good friend Bradley Cooper has been a driving force behind his sobriety, and it’s just the inspirational bromance we needed to see in the midst of this Dry January.
At the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday night, Pitt won Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood." The award was presented to him by his pal and all-around good guy, Bradley Cooper, and the two shared a hug as Pitt accepted his honor. The 56-year-old actor then went on to share the immense amount of appreciation he has for Cooper’s support on his path to sobriety.
"I got sober because of this guy," Pitt said in his acceptance speech. "And every day’s been happier ever since."
He then turned to Cooper, gave him a big thumbs up and said "I love you, and I thank you."
After his 2017 split with Angelina Jolie, Pitt spent a year and a half at Alcoholics Anonymous in a recovery group that consisted solely of men.
"You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard," he recalled in an interview with The New York Times. "It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself."
Since then, Pitt has remained committed to his sobriety, but this marks the first occasion that he’s mentioned Cooper’s help on his years-long journey.
Looks like this is just a good ol’ case of a Brad helping out another Brad. But, if you think you may have a drinking problem and don’t have your own helpful Brad to turn to, there are plenty of resources that can provide assistance — and there’s certainly no shame in that.
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