Brad Pitt may appear to be on top of the world, but he insists that happiness is “overrated.”
“I put much more emphasis on being a satisfied man,” the actor, 47, tells Parademagazine in a revealing interview that will be published Sunday. “I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a familythat I love so much.”
Pitt describes his partner, Angelina Jolie, as “such a great mom,” and says starting a family with her was “one of the greatest, smartest things I ever did.”
“A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss,” he adds. “That’s the trade-off.”
“I spent the ’90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony,” he admits. “I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself.”
“I think that my marriage had something to do with it,” he said. “Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
Now, as tabloids clamor over the fact that Pitt and Jolie have yet to officially tie the knot, it’s clear that their relationship has given Pitt the life he was searching for – and more.
“I’m so happy to have her,” Pitt says.
BY LIZ RAFTERY