Brad Pitt’s Friends Worried He’s Relapsed On Alcohol?

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Brad Pitt Relapse Alcohol

By Andrew Shuster |

Brad Pitt Relapse Alcohol

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Brad Pitt’s friends are not worried that he’s relapsed on alcohol, despite a made-up tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct the bogus story. There’s simply no truth to it.

The movie star got sober shortly after his 2016 split from Angelina Jolie, but according to the National Enquirer, some of the actor’s pals fear he’s drinking again. The magazine contends that Pitt “raised eyebrows” at the premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood last month when he was spotted holding a cocktail at the after-party. The outlet includes a photo of the actor with a glass in his hand, but there’s zero indication it was filled with booze.

Still, an alleged insider is quoted as saying, “Things are going so great in Brad’s personal and professional life and the worry is he might feel like he could bend the rules a bit. But that’s a slippery slope. One drink – and he could be back to a full-blown drinking problem.” The supposed source goes on to say that Pitt is often at parties while promoting his new movie, and he might not be able to resist temptation while being around so much alcohol.

The tabloid’s phony story was concocted simply because Pitt was photographed holding a glass of liquid at the after-party for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere. Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the actor, who wasn’t able to speak on the record, but assures us he remains sober. There’s no reason to believe Pitt had an alcoholic beverage in his hand.

Just last week, Gossip Cop called out Woman’s Day for making up a similar story about Pitt drinking again. The outlet alleged the actor was “off the wagon” and had “someone bringing him drinks throughout the evening” at his film premiere’s after-party. The premise wasn’t true last week and it’s no more accurate now.

Meanwhile, the Enquirer is the same magazine that Gossip Cop busted in February for wrongly reporting that Pitt had relapsed on pot. Last year, the unreliable tabloid made up a story about Pitt’s friends fearing he was going to relapse because he was hanging out with Sean Penn, who’s supposedly a bad influence. And back in 2017, the publication swore Pitt was having a “breakdown” and on the verge of a “relapse.” 

Simply put, the tabloid has been coming up with variations of this theme for quite some time. Gossip Cop can confirm that Pitt is still healthy and committed to his sobriety. These countless article claiming otherwise are untrue.


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"Brad Pitt Relapsing On Pot?" Gossip Cop, 23 Feb. 2019.

"Friends Don’t Fear Brad Pitt Will 'Relapse' After Hanging Out With Sean Penn, Despite Report." Gossip Cop, 25 Mar. 2018.

"Brad Pitt NOT Having 'Breakdown' Or 'Relapse,' Despite Report." Gossip Cop, 31 May 2017.