In his first extensive interview since the power couple’s highly-publicized divorce, Pitt told GQ Style he will not let things get ugly in court over the couple’s six children.

“And fortunately my partner in this agrees. It’s just very, very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart.”

The stars shocked fans in September 2016 when Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt after two years of marriage and more than ten years as a couple.

In the wake of the break up, Pitt was the subject of an investigation over a family incident which occurred on a private plane during a family trip.

“I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called,” Pitt told GQ’s Michael Paterniti in the Q&A for the magazine’s summer issue.

Pitt, who appears to be sporting a much thinner look these days, said navigating the split has been challenging for the family – especially in the beginning.

The “Allied” star said he took to alcohol in the past year to cope with his issues.

Pitt said he doesn’t want t to be ill will between him and Jolie.

Jolie also told the BBC in February that they would “Hopefully be a stronger family” when all is said and done, which is a sentiment shared by Pitt.

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