It all started when Brad made that comment about Jennifer Aniston, you know, the one where he basically said that his life wasn’t that interesting when he was married to her. Which was a totally fair statement, I think, but, of course, everyone got all upset because Jennifer is supposed to be America’s sweetheart, I think, and how could he be so mean like that? And then Brad was like “no, no, what I said was interpreted all wrong, Jen is so awesome.” You’d think that would be the end of it, but no. Brad is still apologizing.
In a Today show interview that will air Thursday, the actor continued to explain why he said, “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 had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
Says Pitt to Lauer: “I don’t know what was pieced together or put together. All I know is that my point was, the best thing I’d done as a father is be sure that my kids have a good mother.”
“That’s all I was, or am, trying to say,” adds Pitt. “It has no reference to the past. And I think it’s a shame that I can’t say something nice about Angie without Jen being drug in. You know, she doesn’t deserve it.”
Pitt goes on, “I don’t wanna be encumbered by any of that. I know my intentions, and I know what I believe, and I know things get misconstrued, and I know there’s a good cycle and a good story to say we’re splitting up. And then when we don’t, they say we’ve come together again, it’s another new cycle, and then there’s a secret wedding. ‘No, that was put on hold because they’re upset.’ It’s, you know, that’s– I live outside of that, and it’s much healthier.”
When Lauer asked Pitt about the statement he released to The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets clarifying his comments, Pitt says, “I don’t want them to say anything bad like that about Jen. She’s a dear friend of mine.”
It seems like Brad really is getting an insane amount of shit for seemingly saying something negative about Jennifer Aniston, and that is so bizarre to me. I mean, it’s Jennifer Aniston, it’s not like Brad Pitt rained on Taylor Swift‘s parade at the VMAs or something. He mentioned a marriage that ended six years ago. Can we let this go already?