Just when you thought Jennifer Aniston had put Brad Pitt behind her, their controversial relationship explodes again. This time, Pitt is throwing the incendiaries in a shocking new interview.
Pitt appeared to be trying to express his satisfaction with his partner Angelina Jolie, but by way of complementing her, he gave a back handed slap to Jen in Parade magazine.
Pitt said he “wasn’t living an interesting life” before meeting Jolie and that he spent five years married to Aniston “trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
The question, however, is why is Brad still obsessing and measuring his life with Angelina by comparing it with his life with Aniston.
Does she dominate his thoughts about relationships that much?
After the comments generated an Internet storm yesterday, Pitt tried desperately to back-track today, saying his remarks were misconstrued.
He said: “I spent the ’90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony.
“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,” he said.
Then, he blamed it, in part, on his marriage.
Today, he issued a new statement:
“It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend,” he said.
“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,” he added.
Pitt married Aniston, 42, in 2000 after dating the former Friends star in the 1990s. They split in 2005 soon after he filmed the movie “Mr and Mrs Smith” with Jolie.
It’s never be clearly established whether their relationship began before, or after Pitt’s ended with Aniston, and there has been much speculation and hurt feelings over it.
But no matter how hard they seem to try, neither Aniston nor Pitt can totally escape each other.
Aniston has bounced around from relationship to relationship since the split, and now appears to have settled down with new boyfriend Justin Theroux.
That she appears to have finally found happiness could be eating subconsciously at Brad.
It’s not hard to read between the lines to see that their obsession with each other still continues.