Brad Pitt Opens Up About ‘Wasted’ Years & Damaging Himself With Drugs

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Brad Pitt is happier than he has ever been with Angelina Jolie and their close knit family and in a candid new interview he opens up about his drug-damaged life.

The World War Z star talks about his life in the June/July 2013 issue of Esquire, admitting that he damaged himself with drugs and lived a drifter life until about a decade ago, when he found true happiness with Jolie.

Yes, this interview may remind you of the time Jennifer Aniston — sick of Brad’s post-divorce comments — said her ex husband was missing a sensitivity chip!

“For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter,” he admitted to the men’s magazine. “A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years [expletive] off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity.”

We’re guessing some people will think Brad is referring to those wasted years as part of the time he was with Jen.

Pitt, who announced he was divorcing Aniston in January 2005, managed to turn things around.

“It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”

Though his friends and family circle is small, he claims his life is better than ever.

“I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier. I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”

Pitt, who met Jolie on the 2004 set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and started a family with her shortly after they were first snapped together on vacation in Kenya in April 2005, gushes over his brood.

“I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging,” he exclaimed.

“I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”

Christina Aguilera Bares Toned Midriff In Bra Top On Music Video Set

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Damn, girl! Christina Aguilera looked like a knockout on the set of Alejandro Fernandez’s “Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti” music video on Wednesday, May 15. Showing off her slimmer shape in a midriff-baring bra top and black pencil skirt, the 32-year-old Grammy winner struck a serene pose while overlooking the ocean from her balcony. Aguilera shared the picture via her Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Already No. 1 in more than 17 countries, “Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti” serves as the theme song for the popular Spanish-language soap opera, La Tempestad. This isn’t the first time Aguilera has crossed over into the Latin music market, having released Mi Reflejo in 2000.

Though Aguilera’s weight has fluctuated in recent years, the “Feel This Moment” singer doesn’t pay any mind to her critics. “It’s noise I block out automatically,” she told Marie Claire in February 2012. “I love my body. My boyfriend [Matthew Rutler] loves my body. My son [Max] is healthy and happy, so that’s all that matters to me.”

“I happen to be very confident in my own skin,” the Voice mentor (who will return for Season 5) told the magazine. “It takes time to get to that place, but it’s all about embracing yourself and your body.”