Brad Pitt to Bradly Cooper: ‘I got sober because of this guy’

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Brad Pitt was in a drunken rage when he instigated The Incident on the Plane in 2016. At this point, I kind of suspect that Brad was blackout drunk, which would go a long way towards explaining how little ownership he’s taken for whatever happened on the plane. We do know that it was bad enough that Angelina took the kids, filed for divorce and ghosted him. We also know that Brad has had to undergo years of supervision whenever he’s around his kids, we know that Maddox and Pax want nothing to do with him and that Zahara might be following their lead. Over the past few years, Brad has made references to getting sober, first in GQ and most recently in the NY Times last year. Every reference he’s made to sobriety, he makes it sound like it was entirely his decision, that *he* realized he needed help, and that it had perhaps nothing to do with any specific incident.

I have wondered about whether Brad had a come-to-Jesus moment, or whether he went through a program because it was court-ordered, or part of the custodial issue with Angelina. It’s a significant distinction – one version has Brad bottoming out and accepting that he needed help. The other version has Brad trying to negotiate his way out of some sh-t he created. All of this speculation has a point, I swear. Brad won Best Supporting Actor at the National Board of Review Awards and this happened:

Hollywood Brads got to stick together. Brad Pitt won Best Supporting Actor at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday night. Presenting him the honor was his good pal, Bradley Cooper. After giving his fellow Brad a hug on the gala’s stage, the Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood star gushed over his friend, revealing to the applauding crowd that the A Star Is Born actor helped him get sober. Bringing up Cooper’s 2-year-old daughter Lea (whom he shares with ex Irina Shayk), Pitt raved, “Thank you, Bradley. Bradley just put his daughter to bed and then rushed over to do this.”

“I got sober because of this guy,” the 56-year-old actor continued. “And every day’s been happier ever since.”

Then, giving the 45-year-old star a big thumbs up, Pitt said, “I love you, and I thank you.”

This marks one of the rare moments Pitt has publicly talked about his sobriety, and his first mention that Cooper helped him on that front.

[From E! News]

Does Brad mean that he got sober with Bradley’s help, because Bradley helped him find a program and B-Coop was there as a sober resource? Or does Brad mean that he got sober FOR Bradley Cooper? It’s very odd. And odd that B-Coop gets the shout out here, in Brad’s Journey of Talking Awkwardly About Sobriety. As opposed to saying “thanks to my ex-wife Angelina for giving me the wake-up call I desperately needed as I hit rock bottom.” But whatever.

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  1. Omg says:

    How embarrassing. They both look terrible too.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, that header pic is gotta be one of the worst I’ve seen of either of them.

      Cooper in particular looks terrible. he’s such two-face. Sometimes he looks so GD hot/sexy to me (on rare occasions, to be clear) and other times he looks…well, like he does above.

      • Omg says:

        Nah he’s actually looked worse. Remember when he looked exactly like Barry Manilow. The absent father looks like he could play the joker without the makeup now. What happened to his face and his eyes look dead. Oh well.

      • bananapanda says:

        Cooper is confusing – something about the angles of his face make him look like a different human being depending on how he’s being captured. I can’t figure out his beedy eyes, chubby cheeks, hooked nose and/or short face (i.e. Jackie O). He must be REALLY good at knowing his angles on TV/Movie cameras bc in real life he looks like a Picasso.

  2. Joan Callamezzo says:

    Wait Brad Pitt off handedly mentioned Bradley Cooper’s daughter on stage but not his own children because he doesn’t want to draw attention to them? Isn’t he drawing attention to Bradley’s daughter? I mean.

    • Sierra says:

      Shhhh you are not supposed to mention that..

      That and also Brad using Chris Carroll’s children for publicity right after their father died.

      But you know, Brad is sooooo private regarding his children 😏

    • Omg says:

      Didn’t even wish Zahara a happy Birthday. He knows he gets away with it because CAA has all the media in their back pocket so far this site and Ohnotheydidnt are the only ones side eyeing him.

      People, usweekly, tmz, the sun, page six, daily mail lmaooo are all doing his bidding.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Dang, who knew that William H Macy and Barry Manilow were friends? Wonder how they met?

  4. Joan Callamezzo says:

    Wait Brad Pitt off handedly mentioned Bradley Cooper’s daughter on stage but not his own children because he doesn’t want to draw attention to them? Isn’t he drawing attention to Bradley’s daughter? Is that right?

  5. Sierra says:

    So he didn’t get sober for his children’s sake?

    I personally think Angelina & child services forced him to get sober or he would lose the custody / visiting rights.

    The fact that 7 different court appointed therapists said that the children didn’t feel safe with him, tells you how really horrible it was for them.

    I am just glad Angelina choose the children’s welfare and got the hell out of there. Those children are really fortunate that they have a strong mother like Angelina.

    As for Brad, those awards will keep him warm in his old days while Angelina will be surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

    • Omg says:

      That’s what happened. That was made public because the case wasn’t private yet. Cps gave him stipulations and he didn’t do it so Angelina’s lawyer filed it in court and he was forced to do it. Complete with Pee tests and extensive therapy for the entire family.

    • K-Peace says:

      The situation with Brad & his kids is really weird. It actually is starting to remind me of the situation with Tom Cruise & his daughter Suri—how post divorce, Tom just let Suri live with Katie, moved on without her in his life at all, apparently never sees her, and never mentions her. It’s like Brad too has just moved on and is fine with and accepting that the kids are no longer part of his life. I could be wrong of course, but that’s just the vibe i’m getting.

      • Sierra says:

        Tom didn’t use the media to make it look like Kate was alienating Suri from him.

        Brad is savagely using the media to ruin Angelina’s & his children’s images. He is making it look like he is trying to see the children but evil Angelina is viciously alienating him from them.

  6. Christina says:

    Ingrained misogyny. He can’t give his ex family or ex wife credit.

  7. cee says:

    He also has no problem mentioning other peoples kids but not his own. Not even a shout out to Zahara on her birthday. He is a handsome, smiling, campaigning for Oscar SLUG in my opinion. He will never thank Angie for getting him sober. Then he can continue to throw shade at her. I am done with him and hope to not see anymore of him after Oscar season.

  8. Flamingo says:

    I’m no Brad Pitt fan, but getting sober and staying sober is no easy task. So props to him for getting himself sober and also for talking about it. The more famous people who talk about the need to become and stay sober, the more that it is normalized for everyday people.

  9. bobafelty says:

    so he got sober because of his friend, not because “he didn’t hit his kid in the face”….ok, sure. Brad Pitt is such a loser.

    • Cheryl says:

      If you’re referring to the plane incident, there was no evidence of physical abuse found and no charges have been laid. So to allege that he “hit his son in the face” is outright false.

      • Sierra says:

        Brad’s team said specifically that he didn’t hit his son in the face.

        Not denied hitting anywhere else on the body.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Lol no one is “alleging that”. Brad’s team literally released a statement saying Brad never hit him in the face. Which was a really specific thing to claim. Why not say he didn’t hit him at all?? They literally only mentioned his face.

    • Genessee says:

      I think Bradly Cooper may have been his AA sponsor.

      As in “I got sober because of him” as in…with his help…not FOR HIM.

      • jadey says:

        Agree on this, he thanked Bradley because he presented his award to him. The event was not about his sobriety, so its not proper for him to thank his family or other people for his sobriety, he mentioned it because Cooper, maybe facilitated his AA meetings, he was also an alcoholic in his late 20s.

  10. P says:

    Wow Bradley’s face is full of fillers, he used to be so hot.

  11. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Ugh. He really and truly grosses me tf out now. I can’t wait for this Awards season to be over. Give this fool his Oscar that he wants so badly so he can go climb back under a rock.

  12. Trish-a says:

    Hey at least he didn’t call them all thoughtless little pigs?
    But really things must be really broken if he can’t just thank his ‘family’.

    • StormsMama says:

      But Trish A
      Kim B WAS alienating Ireland from Alec
      NOT justifying what he said to her in that voicemail BUT clarifying that parental alienation can make someone feel crazy and maybe lose their cool. Of course what AleC said was wrong. He Went on to apologize publicly as well as admit to wanting to commit suicide bc he felt like the worst person and father ever he had remorse and worked hard to repair his relationship with Ireland. Which he since has. She has said so.
      So….it’s not the same in my book at all.

  13. Toniko says:

    Also you can really tell CAA made a nice “donation” to Lainey, the way she covers him now is laughable.

  14. Embee says:

    I listen to Armchair Expert and Dax talks about his sobriety, AA and B Coop a lot. My guess is that B Coop sponsored B Pitt. Dax expresses a high regard for B Coop so it would also stand to reason that Pitt is very fond/devoted and that Cooper would rush o we to present his sponsee an award.

    Pitt embodies what I detest about white male privilege but at least he is doing so sober.

  15. Dulce says:

    So Brad got sober because of Bradley Cooper and NOT because of his kids??, PATHETIC!! Truly pathetic!! Brad is such a coward!! And his fans keep saying and saying that Angelina has poison the kids against him… WHEN it’s Brad and NOT Angelina, who has turn his kids against him!! 😐

  16. lucy2 says:

    It sounds to me like he’s crediting Cooper for helping him find a program or getting him into treatment or something. I believe Cooper went through it himself a while back, and I guess Brad knew that and turned to him for help?

    The public isn’t owed anything but I do hope he’s told his kids he got sober for them, because they deserve better.

  17. Originaltessa says:

    Omg, why is Bradley Cooper messing with his face? It was so unnecessary. Rugged was sort of his thing. Now he looks like Liberace!

  18. SaraR. says:

    He finished his speech with these words :

    My goals in life are pretty simple. Be happy, be healthy, and not be in a position where I have to do OCEAN’S 14. We’ll see.

    Is he alluding to money, child support payments?

    • Omg says:

      That and a judge determined that Pitt has to be held responsible for the make it right disaster. 😂😂😂 he tried to get himself out of that lawsuit and is probably trying to make a deal or whatever. He can’t get away with not paying child support in California.

      Sad to say but Pretty sure he’s already destroyed his lungs and liver. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Apparently he’s been smoking since the age of 8 years old and drinking since teenage years.

  19. Q T Hush says:

    Is it me or do they both look like they’re sporting hair plugs ala Joe Biden? Take a look at the top of BC’s forehead in the first picture. BP’s hairline looks tampered with as well. Love it when Hollywood male stars start showing their age. Maybe now women over thirty can get acting jobs as their co-stars instead of the typical 23year old female lead paired with the over 60 male lead. The age difference reflects male mid life crisis in more movies than I care to see. Death to age discrimination in Hollywood would be a welcomed change.

  20. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Cupola douches.

  21. lunchcoma says:

    I…uhhh…I get it. Or at least I get the sentiment. I got sober for my cats. I got sober at least in part because I had an awesome sponsor. I’ve heard a lot of other people’s stories, and a lot of other people do it for reasons that don’t seem to reflect what should be important in life. Addiction warps a lot of things.

    THAT BEING SAID, he needs to be more careful what he says publicly. I don’t tell my long-suffering parents about the cat thing.

  22. ChristineM65 says:

    CPS was involved so his being sober was mandated in order to move forward with ‘possible’ access to the kids. He didn’t have any ‘come to Jesus’ moment. How do I know, BTDT with my abusive alcoholic ex and it was just part of what he had to do (California). My son is like Maddox and Pax, still wants nothing to do with the jerk and my son hasn’t had contact with ex since the incident where we left. The only time we’ve seen the ex is court.

    Just adding my two cents from personal experience.

  23. Annetommy says:

    Not a big fan of either man though both have done good work, including on the film Brad won for. But I am a fan of getting sober, and well done to both of them. I have no idea what happened on the plane. I do know that the Alex Baldwin phone call – referenced again here – was a fuss about nothing.

  24. Evelyn says:

    Let’s be kind and support people who do the work to get better.

  25. IntheKnow says:

    So he got sober for Brad Cooper but not for his then wife and kids?

  26. TrustMe says:

    So Brad Pitt is now started to share Angelina Jolie for not supporting him but their kids. Forgetting the elephant in the room that it was his addictions and his attack in 2016 that caused her and the kids to flee for their wellbeing .
    Dude you fought dirty until summer of 2018 and only then started sobering up. But to say Bradley Cooper saved you and hes been happier since is an open slap from him in Angelinas face . He sure has Hollywood in his palms eating out all the pity party stories.

  27. Brittney says:

    So after Jen Aniston now he’s moved on to Bradley Cooper. OK. Hope the tabloids will give a shout out to the new couple .

    Very sad to see the ones to whom Brad Pitt is supposed to apologize and give credit for his sobriety was his ex wife and kids. But seems like he’s whitewashed those years as never existed.

  28. Tmay says:

    Hollywood at its mosogany at its highest. How abusers get away with all kinds of abuse and leave hidden and physical scars on the victims and still get treated as God’s gifts.

  29. Randstaed says:

    Brad Pitt sure is becoming more and more openly braver in shading Jolie for not standing by him,unlike his open love for his sobriety saviour Cooper. Shady Pitt sure is bitterly angry and lashing out still, despite all the smugness he’s still fighting dirty with these shady attacks at Jolies expense.
    I wonder if The two Bradley’s had this planned pre hand, as Brad visitedBradleys NYC house a day before this event, with a package he was carrying he dropped off?.

  30. Tina-T says:

    Still no shout out to Zahara on her with Birthday from daddy dearest. At least something’s are still same old same old. One parent is in it for the kids, the other is in it for themselves.
    Wonder if having another Oscar is going to change his life forever.

  31. Tmay says:

    Sobreity shouldn’t mean you have to disrespect your victims whom your addictions hurt the most…remember them ?

    By ghosting Angelina and his children is outright cold, when all they get vindication for. The harm he had and has caused to them all?. Its not to be ignored.

    I hate this victim mentality Brad is playing upon after 3 years or so. Yes bravo you got sober, about time, you should have dobe it whilst you had a family and they should have been your motivation to get better and their and your happiness, not your acting buddies whom you act are above and beyond people in your life.

    It’s like Pitt is jumping through hoops to credit anyone but his own family to get him to back to healthy man.