The whole Angie-versus-Jen debate is tired to say the least, but the man behind the fantasy cat fight, Mr. Brad Pitt himself, has thrust it back in our faces with comments he made in a new interview in Esquire Magazine.
In the interview, Brad suggests that he was a great big pothead around the time of his marriage to Jennifer Aniston. He began feeling “burnt out,” the poor thing, and then his life was transformed by “an epiphany — a decision not to squander [his] opportunities” … by which he clearly means his opportunities to nail Angelina Jolie.
We all know the story: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, yada yada, and here they are a hundred kids later. Keep in mind, Angie was still pretty dirty at that time. Freshly divorced from Billy Bob, only one kid, and not yet the savior of all the world’s people. Friends was still a primetime network hit and Jennifer/Rachel was the world’s sexy/perky darling with the hair-style that launched a thousand ships.
By all accounts, Brad and Angie are an amazing couple, completely wild about each other, and Brad told Esquire that he has never “known life to be happier.” So it seems clear that he made the correct choice. The reason it’s impossible for the rest of the world to accept this, even after all these years, is the Fun Factor.
Angie does not seem fun. She seems earnest and exhausting. Jen seems fun. Hanging out with six kids does not sound fun. Vacationing in Cabo with Jimmy Kimmel sounds fun.
Angelina is clearly a good person, good heart, good intentions, all around do-gooder, terrifically brave with the medical issues … I could go on and on with the accolades and ass-kissing for days. She and her accomplishments are extremely admirable. But she’s probably a bore and a half to hang out with.
The final straw, sealing disapproval of Brad and Angelina’s apparently healthy and loving relationship, is the acknowledgement that Brad will not do onscreen sex scenes anymore out of respect for Angelina. Well, you just lost any last straggling supporters of your relationship there, Brad. We all know if our hearts that it’s good, but we need it to end. The sooner the better.