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Pitt Slams Aniston Marriage? Actor Says Words Were ‘Taken Out Of Context’

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Though it sounded an awful lot like Brad Pitt slammed his marriage to Jennifer Aniston in a recent interview, the actor now says that his words were taken out of context by the media.

In an interview with Parade, Pitt talked about life before Angelina Jolie, meaning that his 5-year marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston was inevitably going to come up. While with Jen, it seems, Pitt was in a dark place, unsure of himself and of his future, and he seemed to blame his marriage for his emotional state.

“I think my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it: trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”

Naturally, the gossip media made hay with this little blurb. Though all parties are forgiven and moved on now, Aniston is still seen as the “wronged woman” in the fallout of her marriage to Pitt.

At the time, numerous reports suggested that he was cheating on her with Jolie, and though none of that had been verified, Pitt and Aniston did ultimately dissolve their marriage.

So, Pitt slams Aniston marriage? Not such a great attitude.

That’s probably why his representatives shot a statement from the actor to E! Online, suggesting that the New York Post had taken his words out of context.

“It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly,” Pitt back-tracked, according to The Examiner.

He added, “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.”

The Postamended to include Pitt’s statement.

Pitt also gushed about how satisfied and fulfilled he feels now with Jolie, and how much he loves her and the family they have built, but that’s the boring stuff!

What do you think? Did Brad Pitt’s statement amend that apparent dig on his marriage to Jennifer Aniston?

UPDATE: Seems we got our wires crossed, kids. Brad Pitt did recently grant an interview to Esquire, in which he said the following:

“For a long time I thought I did too much damage-drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired … I spent years f-ing off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany.”

… which has been interpreted by many media publications as a dig on his marriage to Jennifer Aniston (though that’s a bit of a stretch, in my humble opinion).

The quote printed above, as well as Pitt’s apology, actually stemmed from a 2011 interview with Parade. It’s a trending story today, and we’re not the only publication who has made the mistake of re-printing old information (though it looks like we’re the only one to acknowledge it thus far). It happens!

[Image via: Tom Sorensen / Wikimedia Commons]

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57 Responses to “Pitt Slams Aniston Marriage? Actor Says Words Were ‘Taken Out Of Context’”

  1. Linda Wagner Deitz

    think hes a great looking guy but he and Angelina know what they did was wrong and everyone is accountable for their actions. They are both cheaters! I think
    Jen has made a remarkable recovery from Brad and has relized shes better off!

  2. Kenneth Duncan

    It should say, Reporter of this article slams Pitt. He has said nothing about Jennifer. Please report don't put your own spin on it. Up your endo.

  3. Anonymous

    I do not think Mr.Pitt wrote the amendment to his comments….I don't think he is very bright. Marriage can be dull,,, the people in it can be dull. I am a fan of neither…but at least Aniston can keep her mouth shut….have you ever heard the saying "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

  4. Jimmy FiveFingers

    He did her a favor. Anniston is not truly happy unless she is unhappy and garnering sympathy. God knows, she can't act.

  5. Anonymous

    Why does the media keep talking about this? Please…if there is one person out there who actually gives a #&*!, please comment here.

  6. Bill Neuhaus

    everybody in Hollywood knows that Brad Pitt is as smart as a bag of hammers, so why isn't this surprising?

  7. Bill Neuhaus

    everybody in Hollywood knows that Brad Pitt is as smart as a bag of hammers, so why isn't this surprising?

  8. Sunnie J. Smith

    What happened between Brad and Jen is their business. If either chooses to comment on it, it should be their comment, other people should not spin the comment. Brad did not say that Jen was the problem he said he was the problem. Although, isn't that the "it's not you, it's me" thing! The truth is it's always you!

  9. Peter Tudosio

    You're a 'genius' how you figured that out! Especially since you participated in threesome with them and you know for a fact that what you say is true! There are innocent people in prisons because people like you on..juries!!! Get a life!

  10. Anonymous

    In my opinion….Aniston did well by getting rid of that guy. She has way too much class to waste her time on Pitt.

  11. Abe Diet

    Comments paid for by the Nationwide Insurance Payola machine to the Underground actor/actress payment for double meaning comments. Due to 5/18/2002….

  12. Jackie Yount Purter

    This is the second time I have heard this story. He said the same thing in another interview and it had the same reaction. I think he meant what he said. The thing is, he has the right to his opinion, but does he really need to share it and hurt her more than he already did? Just stop talking about it already.

  13. Patti Natale

    Brad Pitt and his nothing of a partner have lost all respect from me and many others. They are living in sin and I dislike both of them.

  14. Glenna McCowan-West Penn

    I have lost all respect for him. I used to like him as an actor. Now I think he looks dirty and greasy. He committed adultery, and he is going to slam her. Unreal, grow up Mr. Pitt and get some morala.

  15. Anonymous

    HOw chicken #hit is it to talk bad about an Ex wife in an article. He is a pu$$y and needed a DOM figure to be married too. I'm sure Angelina slaps him around like the little boy he is.

  16. Carrol Russell Lowrance

    Hasn't Jolie broken up two marriages at least 2 marriages?!!

    Hasn't Jolie broken up at least 2 marriages?!! Another fact: I don't see what everyone sees in her!! Her lips are ugly!! Jennifer is way better looking than Jolie!!!

  17. Heather Roach

    Isnt this the second time his words were "taken out of context" on this subject? If ur gonna say it, man up and grow some balls when it comes out

  18. Mike Roberts

    Go read the Parade interview and see it in context. This article is a hack job.

  19. Mike Roberts

    Go read the Parade interview and see it in context. This article is a hack job.

  20. Heather Volkert Mosteller

    Who really gives a sh! t? This whole story has been played out long enough. Brad cheated on Jen with Angelina, and then left her to be the the skank. Since then, they've had and adopted multiple children together, and Jen has moved on to, in my opinion, MUCH better things! The end!

  21. Heather Volkert Mosteller

    Who really gives a sh! t? This whole story has been played out long enough. Brad cheated on Jen with Angelina, and then left her to be the the skank. Since then, they've had and adopted multiple children together, and Jen has moved on to, in my opinion, MUCH better things! The end!

  22. Tracy L Thomas

    Brad, here's a way to not backpedal after the editors (scapegoats) take your words "out of context." Why don't you just keep your cakehole shut and keep your opinions to yourself and then you won't have to tell everyone that its not your "fault." Dream on!

  23. Tanya Tanguay Fleury

    I agree 100% I used to really really like him, but, now? NOT Jen has so much more class than him and Angie combined Looks like we know who wears the balls in the family

  24. Keith Ransom

    agreed Carrol always thought Jolie was overrated and bizarre looking lips, and bug eyes…but I think brad likes her super liberal social morays, and the way she adopts African and Asians kids like she's shopping for hand bags at Sax's…

  25. Tracy L Thomas

    Hey Brad, here's a way not to backpedal when the Editors take your words, "out of context!" Shut your cakehole and you wouldn't have to do damage control! This is old news and we are tired of hearing about your "taken out of context" ramblings! Go fight some zombies… I mean Angelina!

  26. Flo Cohen Simons

    It could easily be about earning potential too, you know.

  27. Nene Mueller

    I think being in the limelight as he is he should know better than to say anything like what he said. he does not seem to think much about what he is saying or doing if you want to know the truth. Good looking guy but I wonder how smart he really is? Aniston seems to have herself more intact. I feel what two people have together is kept between the two and should never be commented on in the public eye. Only the mature and smart actors and actresses seem to follow these rules. I gives thumbs up to Jennifer on this one and Brad thumbs down!

  28. Cindi K Nicholas Grisham

    GAWD, how low class can you get to do something like that. I have NO respect for him now!

  29. Rob Thorpe

    HUH? The Media to a comment out of context and printed it.. Say it isn't so….

  30. Angie Molinario Parker

    Brad Pitt has a right to discuss how he felt – however, if he had any class whatsoever he would specify in his interview and make it a quote that it was him who dissatisfied with his life and NOT JEN WHO MADE IT FEEL THAT WAY – After all this time you would think that Jen's name wouldn't even come out of his mouth when given interviews – something tells me that this will forever be a permanent triangle – seems no one can get beyond this – how sad for all involved -

  31. Carla Weems

    Pitt's an ass – I'm glad Jennifer Aniston wiped that fecal matter off her shoes and moved on. Don't care about Pitt, Jolie or anything those cheaters do. Both are miscellaneous.

  32. Lillian Merida

    Jennifer is great and sexy but they did not connect so he tried to improve on that front.
    We all try to improve in life its better than being unhappy.

  33. Amber Nicole

    All these people slamming him for saying what he did and he trying to say his words was taken out of context, he knows what he said and probably doesn't care if the words sting, truth hurts, he was unhappy in his marriage to Jennifer, but instead of ending it properly, he cheated, he let her end their marriage for him instead of going to her and saying he was unhappy and wanted out, would she have let him out of their marriage or would she have tried what she could to save a marriage, who knows, he is Brad Pitt and I am sure Jen wouldn't have let him go so easily, so he cheated and now he will have to live with that dark cloud for the rest of his life.

  34. Amber Nicole

    All these people slamming him for saying what he did and he trying to say his words was taken out of context, he knows what he said and probably doesn't care if the words sting, truth hurts, he was unhappy in his marriage to Jennifer, but instead of ending it properly, he cheated, he let her end their marriage for him instead of going to her and saying he was unhappy and wanted out, would she have let him out of their marriage or would she have tried what she could to save a marriage, who knows, he is Brad Pitt and I am sure Jen wouldn't have let him go so easily, so he cheated and now he will have to live with that dark cloud for the rest of his life.

  35. Angie Molinario Parker

    Brad Pitt has a right to discuss his life in intervews but he would see more gracious if he specified that his dissatisfaction in the past has everything to do with him and nothing to do with his being married to Jen – After all this time he shouldn't even be uttering Jen's name in interviews – seems none of them can get beyond the other – this appears to be an ongoing triangle – THERE ARE HOLLYWOOD DIVORCES DAILY AND NO OTHER COUPLE HAS GOTTEN THIS MUCH PRESS AFTER YEARS OF BEING DIVORCED AS THESE TWO HAVE – Their divorce was a lifetime ago and yet here we are still talking about them like they just separated yesterday – MOVE ON FOLKS -

  36. Anonymous

    Carrol Russell Lowrance : Carrol. Before you go knocking on someone else's looks, go look in the mirror. Also, you should google "Heidi Bivens." This was the woman Justin was with for 15 or so years before Jennifer swooped in and snatched him away from her. Before you make reckless comments and judgments, you should look at the whole picture and get all the facts.

  37. Jill Levenhagen

    Please remember the guy Aniston is with now was in a 14 year relationship with someone else. Jen broke up that relationship. He was still living with her when those 2 hooked up.Stop calling Jen a victim, compared to Jolie, she is just plain BORING!

  38. Jill Levenhagen

    Please remember the guy Aniston is with now was in a 14 year relationship with someone else. Jen broke up that relationship. He was still living with her when those 2 hooked up.Stop calling Jen a victim, compared to Jolie, she is just plain BORING!

  39. Jill Levenhagen

    Please remember the guy Aniston is with now was in a 14 year relationship with someone else. Jen broke up that relationship. He was still living with her when those 2 hooked up.Stop calling Jen a victim, compared to Jolie, she is just plain BORING!

  40. Christiana Akonom

    I think he his statement is just making excuses for his actions. When he said he felt dull and he was in a dark place, so now magically being with a different women got you out of your dark place, I don't think so. You might have been in a dark place but why not try to communicate that to your spouse like your supposed to instead of turning towards another women. Alot of celebs have no idea how to make a marriage work, a marriage is work, it takes time, patience and being able to communicate. Marriage is not going to always be perfect, you need to work through the tough times, you don't just give up and call it quits just because your tired or bored of your spouse. ALot of people need God in there marriages, he can heal the broken.

  41. Christiana Akonom

    I think he his statement is just making excuses for his actions. When he said he felt dull and he was in a dark place, so now magically being with a different women got you out of your dark place, I don't think so. You might have been in a dark place but why not try to communicate that to your spouse like your supposed to instead of turning towards another women. Alot of celebs have no idea how to make a marriage work, a marriage is work, it takes time, patience and being able to communicate. Marriage is not going to always be perfect, you need to work through the tough times, you don't just give up and call it quits just because your tired or bored of your spouse. ALot of people need God in there marriages, he can heal the broken.

  42. Christiana Akonom

    I think he his statement is just making excuses for his actions. When he said he felt dull and he was in a dark place, so now magically being with a different women got you out of your dark place, I don't think so. You might have been in a dark place but why not try to communicate that to your spouse like your supposed to instead of turning towards another women. Alot of celebs have no idea how to make a marriage work, a marriage is work, it takes time, patience and being able to communicate. Marriage is not going to always be perfect, you need to work through the tough times, you don't just give up and call it quits just because your tired or bored of your spouse. ALot of people need God in there marriages, he can heal the broken.

  43. Paula Treber

    If he is so happy why does he have to keep bringing up his marriage to Jennifer? She has done nothing but keep her opinions to herself. It makes me look at him funny.

  44. Paula Treber

    If he is so happy why does he have to keep bringing up his marriage to Jennifer? She has done nothing but keep her opinions to herself. It makes me look at him funny.

  45. Paula Treber

    If he is so happy why does he have to keep bringing up his marriage to Jennifer? She has done nothing but keep her opinions to herself. It makes me look at him funny.

  46. Maria Triveri

    I remember reading in people magazine when Jen and him were married. They said that when they had time off, all they would do was walk around the house naked. They would just chill. I don"t think he blames or slammed Jennifer. I see it as he was talking about himself as a person. He was in a bad place. Truthfully I think he is a better fit with Anglina. She gave him what jen never would. That was children. That meant a lot to him. It just seems like he and Jen were at two different places and wanted different things in life. What he should have done was just end his marriage instead of messing around with Angie. But its all over now. Everyone seems to be in a good place.

  47. Anonymous

    Pitt needs to STOP slamming Jennifer. It's obvious that he still wants to be married to Jennifer since he steals the glory from her alot. I believe he feels trapped with that herion addict and jolie is so insecure about Jen that she makes Pitt her little PUPPET! He slams Jen since it's what Jolie wants to hear but he really doesn't mean it.

  48. Sandy Dias

    You can't take something unless it wants to be taken!!!Brad and Angelina are so happy together and have such a wonderful fun happy and loving family life people who knock them are jealous or blind. Thank God for them and all the help they have giving. BEST WISHES TO BOTH ANGIE AND BRAD AN CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Rodolfo Manansala

    What they did is not wrong Linda its love which he cannot find to Aniston. Besides aniston is not a good woman to her own mother , one who is not in good terms with her own parent is not a wife material and its Pitt dumped her, and doesnt like kids , she loves her body and carreer more than being pregnant wit Pitt.