The Sun: Brad Pitt has ‘vowed to stay celibate for a year’, he’s ‘sorting himself out’

Brad Pitt arrives for the "Okja" premiere in New York City

Brad Pitt: celibate or nah? Or should I say, Brad Pitt: serial monogamist or nah? It’s startling to realize that Brad has spent much of his adult life in a series of committed relationships, from wives to longterm girlfriends. He has very rarely been just a single guy, dating and playing the field. But Brad has been single since fall 2016, when Angelina Jolie dumped him, filed for divorce and refused to take his calls. Since then, we’ve heard from time to time that he’s “dating” but nothing is serious, and I still think he was lowkey dating Sienna Miller for a few months last year. But now sources claim that Brad is “celibate” and he will be for another year:

Brad Pitt has vowed to stay celibate for a year — breaking millions of hearts worldwide. The marriage-split star, 54, is focusing on a daily routine of sculpting, workouts and meditation to take his mind off it.

A source revealed: “Brad is really sorting himself out. He’s getting trim, eating healthily and has cut out booze. He has been in relationships for pretty much all of his entire adult life. Now that he’s single, he’s doing things he’s previously been unable to do. He’s looking after No 1.”

[From The Sun]

Some of you have suggested that Brad is adhering to some kind of program – AA or something else – and that could be the reason for some of the gossip we’ve been hearing about him. Tiffany Haddish mentioned the “one year” thing too in her gossip about how if she and Brad were both single in a year’s time, they would date. What’s weird is that… if this is a “program” thing, why does the one year timeline start now? Brad got sober – or he dried out significantly – in the fall of 2016. “Sources” made a big deal all of 2017 about how he was sober now and all of that. If most programs suggest that a recovering alcoholic shouldn’t even think about dating for a year, wouldn’t that one year have already come and gone? Still, I mean, good for Brad. He should spend some time alone, figuring out some of his bulls–t. Maybe then he won’t simply adopt his next girlfriend’s style/interests/habits.

Also: Is “sorting himself out” Britspeak for “taming the one eyed snake”?

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  1. Chaine says:

    Having been through some 12 Step programs, it is not uncommon, in fact it is practically the norm, for people to relapse and have to go back to day one. So maybe he relapsed recently and is trying to do year one all over again.

    • ELX says:

      Also, some people just need more time. It sounds like he’s been self-medicating for a lot of his adult life, he’s lost two marriages and is not in a good place with his children; he should be supported in whatever he needs to be sober and mentally healthy.

      • Sunny says:

        “and is not in a good place with his children”

        Do they want to talk to him and spend time with him? I couldn’t figure it out.

      • ELX says:

        Who knows? He doesn’t have joint legal or physical custody as yet. It sure doesn’t sound like everything’s fine.

  2. Mia4s says:

    I believe the Sun about as much as I believe I could walk on the actual sun (not at all). But, if this is true and it is about sobriety and the program? Then good for him.

    And yes he does seem to go from one long term to another (but maybe we just don’t hear about the in betweens). Oh and taking this time to once again side-eye how freaking young Juliette Lewis was when they dated. Gross Brad. Really gross.

    • MostlyMegan says:

      And Juliette Lewis cheated on him with an EVEN older guy – and broke Brad’s heart. She was doing a lot of coke at the time though.

      • citney says:

        Juliette Lewis had been hooking up with men as old as her father when she was no more than 13 years old.
        Her parents were divorced and both claimed they could not “control” her. She was supposedly into hard core drugs and even burglary with an unsavory group to support their drug habit.
        She was emancipated from her parents by the time she was 14. Not that that was an excuse for Brad Pitt to get mixed up with an underage teenager.
        I give her credit for turning her life around. Strange how so many Scientologist have drug addiction problems.

  3. minx says:

    Yeah, I’m sure there were “sources” who confided to The Sun about Brad’s sex life.

    • Darla says:

      Right? Hilarious.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      LOL. Dying…..

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I think it was Brad himself pretending to be a source! He’s so wiley and how else is he going to let the public in on his private business? I’m positively sure that wee can treat this report as if it came directly from Pitt himself, because, duh, of course it did! ;)

  4. Rumi says:

    I used to like Brad. But not anymore. There is no excuse for absuing your kids.
    And since he signed on to do a movie with Tarintino I’m really put off.
    Its been sad but interesting to see how both parents (male/female) of these 6 children are held to different standards.
    Brad looks out for Brad.

    • citney says:


      I agree, I don’t think I will ever watch another Brad Pitt film. It’s one thing to have an argument with your wife, but quite another to do “something” that traumatizes your 6 children so badly they require therapy.

      Brad Pitt seems like a very selfish man.

  5. Leah says:

    Oh, don’t say that he might sort himself out and stop adopting his significant other’s style, beauty regime, hobbies, interests, lifestyle!

    That is my favourite aspect of him on the whole!

    I love how he morphs into the male counterpart of his partner. My favourite was the exact matching hairdo with Gwenyth.

    • PlainJane says:

      Thank you for bringing this up!! And honestly, he was much prettier than Gwyneth with those long, flowing blond locks.

  6. Rapunzel says:

    This may not be a program thing, but a therapy thing. Maybe he is getting help and realized that post divorce he was dating around too much instead of dealing with his problems? He’s been in so many long term relationships maybe was overwhelmed by the freedom? Or rushing into another long term commitment (which would be ill advised while divorcing)? So he is slowing down?

    • Eleonor says:

      I think it could be both: an AA program, but the relapse theory could be possible too, and a therapy program: having been myself in a long relationship, I started dating immediatly after it ended, but after a certain while I understood that I needed to be alone, and to really figure out who I was. So if he is following a therapy that could be a suggestion.

  7. truth hurts says:

    Idk for many reasons I think that is a good thing for him not to jump into a relationship with a woman. He does need to work on him, but the sex thing can be him just getting laid from time to time. But he maynot be interested in sex with anyone. Angie claimed it would be a while for her. I do find it hard to believe either of them going this long or longer. It will be two years this year since they separated and still not finalized.
    It can be hard for people like Brad to move on from Angie because of that connection and they abruptly separated. Dating isn’t easy either especially when you are still in love with another woman. And I do believe he is. He hasn’t looked the same since then. He still looks sad to me in most pics. I remember the half grins and sh#tty looks he was giving red carpet photogs all 2016 and 2017. He admitted he didn’t want this. My guess it is Angie not wanting it.
    I can’t blame her for not wanting to indulge in that BS again after the crap she had to endured for years and after the announcement.
    But hopefully he can get through this and make it work for himself so he can be a great dad to those kids like Angie told us he was. If celibacy helps him work on him and makes him healthier then go for it.

  8. Maya says:

    Whatever it takes for him to mend his relationship with his children, he should do it.

    I think both Angelina & Brad haven’t dated since the separation and are focused on healing their family.

    I don’t for a second think that Brad dated Sienna mainly because Sienna has been with one of Brad’s friends for almost 2 years now. Brad ain’t the type to betray his friends…

    • citney says:


      Sienna is a party girl, she’d be the last person Brad Pitt needed to be hooking up with. Sienna freely admits she likes to drink and do drugs, not a good combination for a man who said he was trying to get sober.

      Brad and Angie both are probably still heartbroken over their spilt. Not for a minute do I think they split because they didn’t love each other, but because Angie was not willing to sacrifice the safety and wellbeing of their children. It’s really sad what alcohol can do a family.

  9. Jayna says:

    Meh. Sun took Tiffany Haddish’s quote about meeting Brad and Brad said maybe in a year and then they wove a story around it. Nothing more. No source.

    • Felicia says:

      This. Plus Gossip Cop already denied it. He’s said that he’s casually dating. I doubt that means celibacy.

    • LadyT says:

      Yes. Take a word or thought from other tabloid articles, shake it up and voila— a “new” Brad Pitt article for clicks.

    • d says:

      Exactly. I saw Haddish’s quote and knew it would get turned into this whole other story. And, AS IF. Maybe not dating, but hooking up? Sure, why not. I can totally see that with his issues, he might not have the mental bandwidth to date seriously, but cmon, celibacy? He had just filed for an extension and was also imo, partly joking. Unless it comes out of his mouth, I don’t see celibacy happening. He is looking after number 1 though…and THAT’s the part of the source story I really side-eye.

  10. Sunny says:

    So,did they figure out the custody already?

  11. BostonStrong says:

    In my romantic, dream world, Brad and Angie aren’t dating other people, because they are working on their relationship and the family relationship. Angie is biding her time to make sure that Brad is serious about giving up the booze, before taking him back. They always seemed so in love and so thrilled with their kids, up until the last year, when I think Brad’s drinking became out of control. Anyway, that’s my fantasy…..and they lived happily ever after!!!

  12. tracking says:

    Sure. And this works with the fact it’s been stated he’s casually dating, how exactly?

    • citney says:


      Brad Pitt HAS to be “dating”, otherwise the public might not think he’s a “young stud” the way his PR is still trying to portray him.

      The truth is probably closer to him being a normal human being who is devastated by what his drinking did to his wife and children.

  13. Jacky says:

    Fake news

  14. Mona says:

    DM quoted The Sun’s story. The Sun just made it up.

  15. Shak says:

    Good for him to be casually dating and rejoining the real world.

  16. Candies says:

    No way they go back together IMO but I could be wrong and if Miracle make them back together good. Imo the reality will be not stay married. He will be seen with someone within a year and year half, with custody or with no custody because life will go on…if Angie can’t have him he shouldn’t be ruined not fair regadless of whose fault the mess was.. It shouldnt be life ending no? their should be life after brad for her too.
    I see a hesitant on Angie part if she still want he should consider though not as boring thing they become by the end but different may be as something newer lovlier.:)