Brad Pitt may be one of Hollywood's most popular actors, but Angelina Jolie's fiancé admitted that he only has a few friends despite his international fame. In a rare interview the father-of-six opened up about his big family, relationship with Jolie, who recently underwent a double mastectomy, and doing drugs at a young age.
"I have very few friends," Pitt admitted. "I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven't known life to be any happier. I'm making things. I just haven't known life to be any happier," the World War Z actor added.
Pitt, who shares Shiloh, Zahara, Pax, Maddox and twins Knox and Vivienne with fiancé Angelina Jolie, said he always wanted a big brood, and doesn't get sick of the chaotic household that comes with having six children. "I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big," Pitt revealed.
"I wanted there to chaos in the house... there's constant chatter in our house, whether it's giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they're gone. I hate it," Pitt said. "Maybe it's nice to be in a hotel room for a day - 'Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.' But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life," the 49-year-old father said.
Pitt also remisced about his early years in Hollywood, acknowledging his former drug use and explaining what made him change his ways. "For a long time I thought I did too much damage - drug damage," Pitt said. "I was a bit of a drifter, a guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired," referring to his Missouri upbringing.
The actor attended University of Missouri as a journalism major, but infamously moved to Hollywood just two weeks before earning his degree to pursue acting. "I'd get so far, and then want to do something else. I mean, I'm two credits short of graduating college. Two credits. All I had to do was write a paper," Pitt recalled. "That guy scares me - the guy who always leaves a little on his plate."
But despite Pitt's fickle past, he has managed to uphold his fatherhood duties and a faithful relationship with Jolie after he met his current fiancé while still married to Jennifer Aniston. Pitt said his decision to leave his troubled past came naturally, and he has never looked back.
"I followed that other thing. I spent years f***ing off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change," Pitt said. "This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany - a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what's the point?" Pitt candidly explained.