"I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic," says the Moneyball star. He dated Gwyneth Paltrow from 1994 to 1997 and met Aniston, 42, in 1998. They married in 2000 and divorced five years later.
Why was he so glum? "I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
By contrast, life with Jolie, 36, is bonafide awesome, he says. "One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom," he gushes. "Oh, man, I'm so happy to have her."