For a while there, it wasn't looking so good for Brad Pitt. He went through a divorce and according to many sources, the Fury star was struggling with alcohol issues. 

He discussed this in an interview last year, stating: "I can't remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn't boozing or had a spliff, or something. Something. And you realise that a lot of it is, um --cigarettes, you know, pacifiers. And I'm running from feelings.

"I'm really, really happy to be done with all of that. I mean I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know -- things I wasn't dealing with.

"And I'm really happy it's been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I've got my feelings in my fingertips again. I think that's part of the human challenge: You either deny them all of your life or you answer them and evolve."

The move away from this kind of living seems to have suited the actor, as according to a friend, he seems to be in a better place these days. The source told People magazine this week that Pitt has turned a corner, stating: "The separation was very dark for him, but lately he looks healthier and happier. He seems excited about life."

"He goes to therapy every week and is mostly interested in learning and bettering himself as a man and father.

They added: "Brad doesn't go out much with the kids or leave the house, but Brad would definitely like to spend more time with them than he does. He prefers to keep things very private and safe. It's his sanctuary and just being there is where he finds peace. He has projects around the house and is always making things or changing things around."

There were definitely signs of this healthier, new Pitt last year, when he discussed his desire to change. He stated: "I mean, we have a winery. I enjoy wine very, very much, but I just ran it to the ground. I had to step away for a minute. And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good.

"[I] didn't want to live that way anymore."

We wish him the best, as sobriety is not always an easy road to take.