Battered Brad Pitt gave up booze years ago, but The National ENQUIRER can reveal he’s still pleasuring his taste buds — by pigging out on cheese, olives and gourmet foods!
The 58-year-old Hollywood hunk got sober five years ago after Angelina Jolie dumped him, and sources snitch he now gets his kicks from fine dining.
“Brad has substituted drinking alcohol with indulging in gourmet cooking and delicious desserts and pastries, both at home and at work,” spills an insider.
As ENQUIRER readers know, spies tattle Brad’s hostile custody battle with ex-wife Angelina — mom to his kids Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox — has taken a serious toll on his health.
“He was not taking good care of himself at all. His friends actually stepped in and gave him a talking-to,” dishes an insider. “They told him he needs to find other pleasures — and he’s finding them in the kitchen!”
The Oscar winner has carried his lust for high-end foodstuffs to his film sets, reveals a source.
“He can get very obsessive, so now any set he works on has to have the best of the best when it comes to catering.”
“On ‘Bullet Train’ and ‘Babylon,’ he chucked the box lunches and insisted on ambitious, fully catered, world-class spreads — including pop-up sushi bars for cast and crew.”
The source adds that although Brad often took his meals in his trailer, “the special treatment filtered down to everyone else on the set, and it did not go unnoticed or unappreciated!”