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BEATEN-DOWN Brad Pitt has been com­pletely de­stroyed by Hol­ly­wood and his poi­sonous re­la­tion­ship with An­gelina Jolie — and now, his fam­ily wishes he’d never left first wife Jen­nifer Anis­ton!

That’s the con­clu­sion of an in­sider close to the Pitts who was stunned and shocked at how much the trou­bled 54-year-old has changed from the “good Chris­tian young man” who left Spring­field,

Mo., in his early 20s.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with The Na­tional EN­QUIRER, Lori Dug­gan-Heisler, Brad’s for­mer con­fi­dant and STILL a close fam­ily friend, slammed: “I think Hol­ly­wood got its claws into him — he CAN’T be happy now.”

Lori dished on how Brad’s fam­ily was “dis­ap­pointed” with him go­ing to Los

An­ge­les — not to men­tion the rev­e­la­tion that he had a drink­ing prob­lem fol­low­ing his 2016 di­vorce from Angie.

“He seems to have been taken over by bad habits,” said Lori. “I was shocked.” The trou­ble be­gan when

Brad met Angie, now 43, on the set of their 2005 movie, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” while

Brad was still mar­ried to Jen, now 49 and re­cently sin­gle. Af­ter blind­sid­ing the “Friends” beauty, the toxic two­some raised six chil­dren to­gether: Mad­dox, 17; Pax,

14; Za­hara, 13; Shiloh, 12; and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivi­enne. And Lori felt Brad was pres­sured into mar­ry­ing their mother!

“I think he only mar­ried

An­gelina be­cause it’s what their chil­dren wanted. He prob­a­bly knew in his heart that he mar­ried her for the wrong rea­sons,” Lori dished. “As a par­ent you do things for your chil­dren that you think are go­ing to make them happy, and it has noth­ing to do with hon­esty.”

It was af­ter Brad took up with Angie — who, ac­cord­ing to Lori, had a “bizarre” re­la­tion­ship with ex-hus­band Billy Bob Thorn­ton — that

Lori no­ticed he turned his back on re­li­gion, much to the up­set of his God-fear­ing par­ents!

How­ever, she noted, “It’s my un­der­stand­ing that over the years his fam­ily be­came more open-minded about [their re­la­tion­ship] be­cause of their grand­chil­dren, [think­ing]: ‘This is our son, and we love him.’ ” Still, Lori is an­gry at how Angie has seem­ingly used their kids to her ad­van­tage in their on­go­ing di­vorce and cus­tody war, adding:

“It breaks my heart. Those kids are all over the world, their school­ing is tu­tored — there’s noth­ing nor­mal about their child­hoods.”

But, un­like mon­ster mom Angie, “Jen­nifer was nor­mal,” Lori re­called. “And around here any­thing but nor­mal ISN’T good.

“Wouldn’t it be great if he was with Jen to­day? They seemed to be more like­minded. She’s just so cute, and they seemed to be go­ing down the same path.”

Anis­ton and Pitt split in2005

Brad ditchedre­li­gion af­ter get­ting to­gether with An­gelinaJolie

Fam­ily friend Lori Dug­gan-Heisler

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