Report Claims Brad Pitt Is In Alcoholics Anonymous

Brad Pitt recently opened up about his alcohol abuse to GQ, and now the Moonlight (2016) producer and Allied (2016) star is reportedly seeking treatment through Alcoholics Anonymous.

"He recently attended a men's group that meets on the Pacific Coast Highway," a source told Radar Online. "He sits in the back and has his cap pulled down, as if he doesn't want to draw attention to himself. He hasn't shared any of his story yet, but that's understandable. He's friendly to anyone who's approached him to wish him luck. He's very humble and gracious and will simply say thank you, and that it means a lot."

The source added, "Brad hopes his newfound clarity and sobriety will help repair his relationship with Angelina. He's in a better place now. He's grateful for all the support he's having from friends family and strangers, and it's a weight off his shoulders to finally come clean."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Pitt, 53, blamed his divorce from Angelina Jolie on his drinking problem. The catalyst for Jolie's September 2016 filing was an alleged in-flight altercation between Pitt, Jolie, 41, and son Maddox, 15. (The estranged couple also share son Pax, 13, daughters Zahara, 12, and Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8).

An insider told Us Weekly that Pitt was "drinking heavily" on the 12-hour flight from Nice, France, to Los Angeles and that when the private jet landed, Jolie, 41, took the kids in a separate car and urged him to "sober up," believing they'd discuss their issues in the morning. Still, the source said Jolie actually decided to separate from Pitt a few months prior to the incident.

"These moments have always been a huge generator for change. And I'm quite grateful for it. But me, personally, I can't remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn't boozing or had a spliff, or something. Something," Pitt admitted in his interview, though not addressing the alleged plane incident directly. "And you realize that a lot of it is, um — cigarettes, you know, pacifiers. And I'm running from feelings. I'm really, really happy to be done with all of that."

He added, "I mean, I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know — things I wasn't dealing with. I was boozing too much. It's just become a problem. And I'm really happy it's been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I've got my feelings in my fingertips again. I think that's part of the human challenge: You either deny them all of your life or you answer them and evolve."

He also confessed, "I mean, we have a winery. I enjoy wine very, very much, but I just ran it to the ground. I had to step away for a minute. And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good."

After an investigation from Child Protective Services turned up empty of abuse evidence, Pitt and Jolie have been working together toward a custody agreement; she currently maintains physical custody of the brood.

A source told Us Weekly, "Today, Brad sees the kids and talks to Angie as little or as much as she wants. He's not making any demands. He's just trying to do whatever he can to rebuild his relationship with Angie and his children."