Brad Pitt Didn't Mean What He Said About Jennifer Aniston That Way

bradpitt300.jpgNo good deed goes unpunished on the junket circuit, and thus Brad Pitt's flicker of candor to Parade Magazine has landed the actor in a bit of a jam. Except, wait: You took it the wrong way. Or did you? I am so confused.

"I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," Pitt told Parade. "I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. 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 [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."

Hoo boy. That prompted pundits to drag out Aniston's 2005 quote Pitt's missing "sensitivity chip" -- itself tied to the context of the notorious Pitt/Jolie family-photo spread in W, published not too long after the couple's dissolution. It also prompted THR to reach out to Pitt's people, whose 300-horsepower damage-control machine you could already hear whirring into high gear from parts far and wide.

""It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," he said in a statement. "Jen is an incredibly giving, loving and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself -- and that, I am responsible for."

Whew! Now that that's cleared up... Anyway, keep a steady supply of popcorn by the couch; this is totally going to go on for the rest of our lives.

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  • NP says:

    It's not you, it's me.

  • Sarah says:

    Man. As annoying as celebrities are (and they are-despite my love for them), sometimes I really do feel for them. I mean can you imagine having to deal with crap like this all the time? You can't even break up with someone without having to answer for it for the rest of your life. Blech. No thank you.

  • J K says:

    Oh, Sarah. We all answer for it for the rest of our lives. The abandoners and the abandoned. But that's a matter of the soul. And has always been the case.
    Now, thanks to the "social media" infotainment fantasy skin firmly in place over even "civilian" life, you literally will too [have to answer for it for the rest of your life.]
    That's the most tragic part of 21st century narcissism. We get the endless hours on the treadmill, and the paparazzi-like dramatized invasions of privacy-- the indignity and exhaustive, reductive exposure. The obsession with surfaces and image control and selling the self-as-a-brand.
    We get all of the punishments of celebrity, with none of the productivity and experience of their respective artistic accomplishments. No decadent Icarus flight; just the flailing decline.
    And it just seems to make us run from one another harder-- still while staring at them damned screens. Ever vigilant for the latest updates. On where the greener grass is.
    *GET OFFLINE* he says, speaking to the reflective void… Click!

  • Dana says:

    Damn, jack, somebody broke your heart bad. Poignant as ever, though.

  • J K says:

    And so long ago. Is it that obvious?

  • Robin Delorme says:

    Jen is down to earth and practical while Angie is none other than a weirdo. (drinking blood and french kissing her brother) Brad must love the idea of kissing a** and I guess that keeps things fresh and fun! Angie is a pretty lady, but appears to be self centered. Brad could say anything he wants, but his statement clearly meant what it meant about Jen and I'm sure his public relation people doctored his statement up "The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself — and that, I am responsible for.” He is a cheater and Angie is a homewrecker!

  • ILDC says:

    Alec Baldwin?

  • Kathryn says:

    @Robin. If Brad and Angie are cheaters, then so is Aniston. She was photographed dating her new boyfriend in May. He was still living with his longtime girlfriend at the time. This said girlfriend didn't move out until June and then released a statement about the "unfortunate" affair. Why does Aniston get a pass on being a cheater and Pitt/Jolie are crucified for all eternity? Ridiculous.