Why Can't Brad Just Leave Jen Alone?
Last week, Angelina Jolie broke the news that she recently had a preventative double mastectomy. In articles and reports about her situation, including her own story in the New York Times, her partner Brad Pitt’s amazing support is always mentioned. In fact, almost everything this couple does and says gives one the impression that, despite their troubles, they’re soul mates---deeply in love and experiencing domestic bliss with their six children.
And if that’s true, why does Brad still come across as being mean to his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston?
In excerpts from his interview in the June/July issue of Esquire magazine, he basically says that he spent their marriage stoned on the couch, wasting his life. And it wasn’t until he met Jolie on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” that he started really living.
He even told Parade in 2011, “I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. I think my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it; trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
Yeah. Ouch. I don’t know what living with Jennifer is like, but surely it can’t be bad enough to turn you into a pot head with no ambition, can it? Her fiancé Justin Theroux doesn’t seem to be in any danger of losing brain cells and becoming Jeff Spicoli, anyway.
Brad then continues to seemingly pour salt into Jennifer’s wounds by bringing up his children. Now, I don’t claim to know if Jennifer even wants babies. Nobody knows that but Jennifer. However, the tabloids seem to think she does. In fact, according to them, she’s been pregnant at least 200 times in the past few years and is absolutely desperate to start a family. So that's why when Brad makes comments, like this one in the Esquire interview, most people will assume it's a dig at her and her childlessness.
“I always thought if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house. There’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling, screaming, crying or banging . . . I love it. I hate it when they’re gone.”
Of course he has every right to say such a thing, but when it comes on the heels of his comments about his unhappy marriage to Aniston, the implication is that she was preventing him from having the family that Angelina gave him. And even if that's true, I still think it's time for Brad to just let it go and stop talking about it. Once and for all.