Brad Pitt Has ‘Few Friends,’ Prefers Family Chaos Instead

If you imagine Brad Pitt’s life with Angelina Jolie to be a blur of Hollywood fun far removed from the day to day drudgery most parents of young kids endure, you might be a bit off — and Pitt opened up about work, family, and putting his party boy days behind him in a recent Esquire interview.

While Brad Pitt has consistently remained a hot Hollywood hunk since he blazed onto the scene as a grifter in Thelma & Louise, the A-lister and partner of Angie (and dad to their brood of kids) has since put his wild days behind them.

And, Pitt says, he’s happier than he has ever been.

In a recent Esquire interview, Pitt admits he has “very few friends,” adding:

“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.”

While the World War Z star admits his 20s and 30s were wild, he says he has always considered family life, and wanted a gaggle of kids like he and Jolie have now — Brad explains:

“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. I love it. I love it. I love it.”

And when it’s quiet?

“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.”

Of life before fatherhood, Pitt told the mag:

“I’d get so far and then want to do something else. I mean, I’m two credits short of graduating college. Two credits. All I had to do was write a paper. What kind of guy is that? That guy scares me – the guy who always leaves a little on his plate.”

Brad Pitt’s Esquire interview is on newsstands now.