Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Should Get Real About Marriage

brad pitt angelina jolieEven though A-list lovebirds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have claimed to be waiting to tie the knot until there's nationwide marriage equality, I've always secretly suspected that they're just a bit smug about their unconventional relationship ... like they fancy themselves a bit above saying "I do." If it's not pretension, perhaps it's that they just haven't felt compelled to make it official. Either way, now that their brood is aware of the situation and asking them to become Mr. and Mrs., it looks like they're getting closer and closer to going traditional on us.

In fact, Brad told The Hollywood Reporter recently, "We'd actually like to [get married]."


He continued, "It seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it 'til everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment."

Oh, interesting, wasn't it only last month when Angie told GMA, "We've explained to [the kids] that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have"? What about when Brad told Ellen Degeneres back in September that he "doesn't know what the future holds"? Huh. For two people who aren't so sure about getting married, they sure do talk about it A LOT!

Sure, it's partially because they're perpetually being asked about it, but if they didn't actually want to get hitched, they probably wouldn't entertain us with all this hemming and hawing, right?

But marriage is one of those things that, at some point, you can't just keep talking about doing. At some point, you just have to shut your mouth, and actually do it already! Sure, we're all freaked out about the "what ifs," especially in this day and age of divorce reigning supreme. And when you've already been married like Brad and Angie have, I'm sure there's plenty of skepticism about the institution and real need for the rings, the party, the paperwork. But if you've already created a life and a family together, then why not? Getting married is always going to entail taking a leap of faith, no matter how that looks to the couple.

In Brad and Angie's case, they're gonna have to take a leap of faith that someday, their (and many Americans') wish will be granted, and all couples -- regardless of sexual orientation -- will be able to tie the knot. They'll have to take a leap of faith that the words "'til death do us part" will stick this time (as opposed to the Hollywood equivalent, which is like, "'til shooting on different continents do us part"). And, you know, I'm sure they'll take that leap whenever it is they're ready, but their kids won't be the only ones who would be thrilled if they did it sooner rather than later!

Do you think when it comes to getting married, talk is cheap?


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