Brad Pitt is setting the record straight on that time he bailed on ex-wife Jennifer Aniston to start repopulating the earth with Angelina Jolie. Perhaps you’ve heard about it in passing. Anyway, here’s Brad stating his case in the latest issue of W Magazine:
“Listen, man, Jen is a sweetheart,” Pitt says, as if to settle this thing once and for all. “I think she got dragged into that one, and then there’s a second round to all of that Angie versus Jen. It’s so created.” Of his current relationship with Aniston, he says, “We still check in with each other. She was a big part of my life, and me hers. I don’t see how there cannot be [that]. That’s life, man. That’s life.”
Brad then defended Angelina Jolie and denied any allegations of an affair on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith:
“What people don’t understand is that we filmed [Mr. & Mrs. Smith] for a year,” he explains. “We were still filming after Jen and I split up. Even then it doesn’t mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn’t. I’m very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful. [The film] will mean something to our kids. It will, that’s all.”
First off, Mr. & Mrs. Smith isn’t even that good of a movie. I think more people need to say that the next time Brad or Angie start getting all misty-eyed about it. Second, what the hell kind of story is that to tell your kids?
BRAD: Jen, it’s Brad. Just called to say we’re getting a divorce, so, uh, hey , no hard feelings. *hangs up phone*
ANGELINA: Did you do it?
ANGELINA: Good. I’m ovulating.
If my parents told me a bedtime story like that, I’d probably turn into some sort of sex-craved maniac who writes about half-naked celebrities all day. No, thank you.