America, I have some bad news. Prepare yourself people! There is a Brad Pitt rumor out there that will shake you to your very core. The sexy scruffy patriarch of the Brangelina brood supposedly hasn't talked to his grandmother in four years. Four years? Eek!
I don't know about you, but I don't want to believe these allegations from Mary Ann Lenier, Brad's great-aunt. Lenier put out a public plea to her Oscar winning nephew that she doesn't care if he's a big-shot producer these days. She thinks he needs to drop the too big for his britches act and call his granny because she misses him. Awww!
I feel for a grandmother who doesn't get to see her grandbaby. Any grandmother! I know it's hard on my in-laws that they live 13 hours from my daughter.
But this is Brad Pitt we're talking about! Brad "Gets a Pass on Dumping Jen Because It's Easier to Be Mad at Angie Because She Doesn't Have Those Adorable Baby Blues" Pitt. He's the dad whose limp on the red carpet at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala made us all weak in the knees because, aww, he fell holding his baby girl (and OK, he did it on the ski slopes where it seems odd to be carrying a 3-year-old anyway, but work with me people!).
Brad and Angie have sort of developed the "super parents" mystique as they've added to the family. Not only have they managed to have a lot of them without getting slapped with the sort of hate that haunts the Duggars or OctoMom, they're a Hollywood couple that really seems to enjoy being parents. They're usually spotted by the paparazzi with the kids instead of photogs getting an eyeful of the Jolie-Pitt spawn with a nanny all the time. And of course there's his close relationship with his own parents, who were actually on the red carpet at the Oscars over the weekend to see their daughter-in-law's leg flash up close and personal.
That kind of stuff doesn't exactly jive with Lenier's claims that he hasn't been to visit 77-year-old Betty at her Oklahoma nursing home since he brought Angie and the kids in 2008, and his habit of sending flowers once a month is long gone. Does it? There has to be a reasonable explanation here!
Do you think there's more to this than we're being told? Will you give Brad the benefit of the doubt or do you feel bad for granny?
Image via Pacific Coast News