Brad Pitt has opened up about his time with Jennifer Aniston, saying he was bored and trying to "pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't".
The actor, who now has six children with partner Angelina Jolie, said he had an epiphany in the 1990s, realising he wanted to play characters with an interesting life because he found his own life boring.
"I think my marriage [Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't," the 47-year-old star said in an interview with Parade magazine, which goes on sale in the US this weekend.
Pitt said he spent most of the 90s trying to get away from the celebrity lifestyle but found he spent all his time sitting on a couch smoking marijuana, saying it made him feel "pathetic".
Pitt married Friends actor Aniston in 2000 and the pair divorced five years later amid rumours he was seeing his co-star in Mr & Mrs Smith, Jolie.
One month after the divorce paparazzi photographed Pitt with Jolie and her adopted son Maddox on a beach in Kenya.
Jolie confirmed she was pregnant with Pitt's child Shiloh in January 2006 and the couple went on to have twins, Vivienne and Knox two years later.
They also have three adopted children, Maddox, Zahara and Pax.
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