It 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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