Brad Pitt Left Jennifer Aniston Because Angelina Jolie Could ‘Unleash’ Him

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Angelina Jolie Brad PittIt was way back in 2005 that Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt got divorced, and people STILL aren't over it. I mean, Brad and Jen are. Brad moved on to Angelina Jolie and a house full of kids. Jen has moved on to an engagement with Justin Theroux. But lordy, people. It's like WE can't get over it. What haaaappened? How could he? Angelina is a homewrecker! etc., etc.

Seriously, we whine about Brad and Jen as if it was our parents who got divorced! And I think the reason is that they made such a great couple (so we thought) that we fear that if it can happen to them, it can happen to anyone. As if Angelina wants your man! Anyway, Brad recently gave an interview to Esquire magazine giving some insight on what truly happened in his marriage and why he cheated on Jen.

Brad doesn't usually talk about this stuff. The most we ever heard from him was that while he was married to Jen, he smoked too much weed and that he wasn't "living an interesting life," and then subtly blamed that on Jen by saying he was "trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."

He got a lot of flack for those comments, so much so that he ended up issuing an apology to Jen and saying that the two were still good friends. (Anyone buying that?)

But Angelina's cancer scare must have made him blabby again, because this time he's got a whole lot to say about what exactly contributed to the demise of his marriage. He tells Esquire:

For a long time I thought I did too much damage -- drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f***ing off.

And then he pinpoints that time of his life as "about a decade ago," which is when he would have been married to Jen.

The magazine then quotes his long-time makeup artist, Jean Black, who says:

I think Brad was ready to soar when he met Angie. This is not to say anything negative about Jennifer. I was part of that and I know that he and Jen are very good friends and he cared deeply for her. But in Angie he saw a very adventurous person who was grabbing onto life and taking it to it's nth degree. It was intriguing as I felt Brad had that in him and wanted to unleash it.

You can bet that Black wouldn't have opened her yap if Brad didn't approve it, so this is as good as coming from Brad's own bee-stung lips.

Is it crass to keep bring up how fabulous Angie saved his life? How he was a stoned waster until he met her? How he was attracted to her adventurousness? How she "unleashed him"?? Probably. But you've got to give him some credit, he's been asked a lot over the years about Jen and has said relatively little. These days, he's a dad of six and engaged to the love of his life, and probably isn't thinking about Jen at all. I doubt she's thinking much about him either. So it might have been classier to say nothing at all, but he's human.

Do you think Brad should have anything?

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nonmember avatar Free bird

What a lot of noise over NOTHING. A majority of us will have more than one marriage/ live-in relationship in our lifetime for whatever reason. Does this mean every time we make a comment about how much better we feel our life is NOW and how screwed up we were in the past - and it coincides with an ex or past relationship - we are being crass or insensitive? Please. If my ex said something similar and had moved on (which adults DO) I wouldn't take it personally. I'd wonder if he dint say that because that's what we do - hopefully- as we age and LEARN about life and ourselves - we GROW and become better partners. Better to leave a relationship you are not happy and completely committed to. Personally, I thank god my ex broke my heart years ago and freed me to meet my current husband. Christ it's time to let the man talk honesly about his life in context of his CURRENT life partner/ fiancé/ mother of their kids and not have to worry about who that offends. Move on people.

nonmember avatar Jill

He should keep his mouth shut!

nonmember avatar blah

the truth is way more simple.
brad and jen hadn't slept together for 2 years. he got an ex pregnant jen decided to hijack her womb actually gave her the option mental home or stay with me. look for footage on red carpet her saying a baby is coming and brad shutting her up.
she then threatened brad suicide and then tried it seriously.
ang knowing this check out morticia footage a copy of the ex took jen on then gave him what he wanted.
the baby was lost who would want to be born into a threat.

Ariadne Helene

why not? the man probably doesn't think twice about his past relationship when he is talking about the love he has for his current. i know i surely don't! let him be happy, dang! obviously it wasn't a good situation for Brad OR Jen. If he wasn't giving her the love he claims that he now knows he wasn't..then it's for the best they went their separate ways because she deserves better than that. But conversely, so does he. Women, women women..let's not be so bitter & grip so tightly to the past when men move on! Brad's a good guy, just wasn't good for Jen. End of story.

nonmember avatar Snippy1055

Since seeing naked pics of Brad's small penis, Jennifer Aniston is might be secretly thankful that trollop came along and snatched him up. Seriously, Brad might not have cheated while he was still married, otherwise Angelina probably would have taken a pass on that.

1love... 1lovelylady

Move on people!!!  I am happy for Brad & Jennifer.  Life is too short to sit around and cry about someone we evidently weren't suited for.  It stands to reason that Jen was not giving him something he felt he needed,.. children.  That was fine, and then he found someone who wanted children like he did.  In hind sight, everyone moved on to the one that was perfect for them.  Jennifer seems very satisfied with Justin and they are happily engaged.

gmbarksd gmbarksd

i cannot remember what was said exactly, but Jen and Brad were being interviewed by Oprah. there was a lot of talk about their marriage. Brad wanted a family and i do not think Jennifer was ready for a child. was not much longer when he met someone who could and would give him what he wanted.

nonmember avatar aida

Why not. He's been asked about it over and over and never said anything. If Jen had her opportunity to air her side of the story and complained about his ex, why can't the ex be given the opportunity to say something as well, even through the mouth of someone else.

Eddie... EddiesMama83

Give it a few years and some younger female will capture his attention. Angelina better watch out, those who cheat with you are very likely to cheat on you. 

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