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Brad Pitt Thanks Bradley Cooper For Helping Him Get Sober In Emotional Speech

Brad Pitt thanks Bradley Cooper for helping him get sober in emotional acceptance speech
January 10, 2020 - 14:36 / Sarah Schulz

Brad Pitt accepted the award for Best Supporting Actor at the National Board of Review Annual Gala on Wednesday night. He thanked a special friend who helped him through some tough times during his emotional speech. 

From winning a Golden Globe to now the award for Best Supporting Actor at the National Board of Review Annual Gala, Brad Pitt has had quite the start to the new decade! On Wednesday, Bradley Cooper took the stage to present Pitt with the award, gushing over his friend and Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood star.

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Bradley Cooper helped Brad Pitt get sober 

During Brad Pitt's emotional speech, he revealed to the crowd that the A Star Is Born star actually helped him get sober. "I got sober because of this guy, and every day's been happier ever since," Pitt stated after thanking him for coming to present the award after putting his two-year-old daughter Lea to bed. Brad gave his friend a big thumb's up and said "I love you, and I thank you."

Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper embrace onstage during The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 08, 2020

This was the first time that Brad has openly said that Cooper played a part in helping him get sober and it was also a rare occasion that Pitt brought up his alcohol problem. He first opened up about his alcoholism in December 2019 during an interview with Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine.