I don't know if any of you remember this, but in 2005, Brad Pitt left his wife Jennifer Aniston and started a relationship with Angelina Jolie. Even though Aniston's obviously moved on, Pitt and Jolie have six children together, and the big break-up happened several years ago, people seem to dwell on this particularly fascinating piece of celebrity drama. I have to admit, even as someone who usually rolls her eyes at the tabloid rumors that revolve around some imaginary Pitt-Jolie-Aniston love triangle, I do pay attention when I hear something new involving this never-ending story, especially when it's straight from the source.
In this week's Parade Magazine, Brad Pitt talks about a lot of things, but everyone is going to ignore all of that and just pay attention to this quote:
“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. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."
I really hope I'm not the only person who just got the urge to tell him to shut up while reading this. I mean, it doesn't sound like Pitt is outwardly trying to put down Aniston-- it's more like he's just reflecting on his past experiences, but he makes it sound like their entire marriage was a joke. How inconsiderate to make comments like that publicly, as if there's not a human being on the other side of what he's saying. Tabloids still constantly publish stories about fights between Aniston, Pitt, and Jolie-- this week, one rag mag is claiming Jolie is trying to sabotage Aniston's relationship with boyfriend Justin Theroux. This is only going to create more ridiculous lies and stories, and possibly hurt someone he once did the whole "til death do us part" dance with. It all just seems very unnecessary.
Also, the quote doesn't even sound accurate-- is it just me or was Brad Pitt everywhere during the 90's? Hello, this is when he came out with what are widely considered some of the best films of his career, like Seven and Fight Club. He claims he was hiding out on his couch smoking pot, but we constantly saw him running around with Gwyneth Paltrow (remember the matching hairstyles?!), and then with Aniston. So what is he even talking about? I know celebrities often drum up some personal life drama in the press when they have a movie coming out, but you'd think that a star as big as Pitt, who often tries to keep things as private as possible, wouldn't have to resort to that as a means to get people to pay attention to his work. Let your films speak for themselves, Brad, and stop adding fuel to a fire that's been burning for far too long now.
The full interview with Brad Pitt will be featured in this Sunday's PARADE.