The Oscar-winning actor got sober after his wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in 2016 and to make sure he didn't fall off the wagon, Brad attended an AA group, one which felt safe and private. "I had a really cool men's group here that was really private and selective, so it was safe. Because I'd seen things of other people who had been recorded while they were spilling their guts, and that's just atrocious to me." Brad Pitt via GQ magazine. The 58-year-old made further changes to his lifestyle during the pandemic when he decided to quit smoking.