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79 Venice International Film Festival 2022

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Brad Pitt is opening up about how he dealt with life following his messy split from ex-wife Angelina Jolie.

In a new interview, the actor talked about his friendship with sculptor Thomas Houseago and how it bloomed in the wake of the divorce announcement.

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He explained, “Our mutual misery became comic. And out of this misery came a flame of joy in my life. I always wanted to be a sculptor; I’d always wanted to try it.”

Pitt spent a lot of time at Houseago’s studio and used that time to work on his art skills.

He said, “As I get older, I find such a comfort in friendships where you can be [completely yourself], and I want that to extend in the outer world.  I feel safe here because there’s a focus on our struggles as human beings, because it’s fraught with peril. And joy as well. I find I have to walk with the pain I experience, and I have to walk with the joy, the beauty.”

How did you deal with your most miserable breakup?