Leslie Bennett's interview makes Jennifer Aniston look like any normal, broken-hearted girl who still has hopes and dreams of a fairy tale ending. Jennifer refused to bad-mouth Brad (and it was a classy move on her part), but Leslie still painted the picture of Brad as the asshole in this relationship. And I'm glad she did.
The overall gist of the article: Aniston is at peace with the situation although she still gets upset. She promotes therapy and has said how much it has helped her educate herself on "the self." She does not want to be seen as a victim and admits that relationships are based on two people. One of my favorite quotes from Jen is, "Even if it's 98 percent the other person's fault, it's 2 percent yours, and that's what we're going to focus on. You can only clean your side of the street." That is her way of saying that it was Brad's fault. That's about as blunt as she gets in blaming him, but you need to read the article in its entirety to fully understand that Brad bailed on this marriage.
About their break-up:
She says, "I just don't know what happened. There's a lot I don't understand, a lot I don't know, and probably never will know." But she chooses to believe Brad that he did not cheat, at least physically. Mentally he checked out of the marriage & some say this happened "as soon as he began working with Jolie."
We already told you she still admits to loving him and having no regrets, but she did make fun of his cheesy blond hair. She also said the W pictures really upset her, and that Brad probably did not realize what he was doing at the time. She said, "There's a sensitivity chip that's missing" which made me laugh & is this a way of saying he can be super stupid sometimes?
The part that made me mad was when Jennifer talks about meeting Jolie for the first time. She went up to her and introduced herself and said, "Brad is so excited about working with you. I hope you guys have a really good time." Little did she know what she was wishing for them.
For more highlights of the article including kids, crazy Jolie, remodeling, stupid Kimerbly Stewart and more, read more
We always heard that Brad wanted them but Jen wanted a career. But she does want kids and plans to have them. "The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself?... I want to have it all."
What's new to the story is that while they were married apparently Brad's priority was never kids, and then all of a sudden he made it a public thing that he did want them, possibly as a way to get out of the marriage.
Other favorite quotes from the article:
Nevertheless, as Pitt publicly flaunted the instant family he had created with Jolie, the tableaux of their newfound togetherness were humiliating.
"As opposed to being reviled as The Other Woman, Jolie posed for picturesâ€¦.as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nationsâ€¦.. In the blink of an eye, the twice-divorced Jolie-previously known as a tattooed vixen with a taste for bisexuality, heroin, brotherly incest, mental institutions, and wearing her husbands' blood- had morphed into a globe-trotting humanitarian who seems to be channeling Audrey Hepburn."
I love Bennett's writing in this paragraph because it reminds us how crazy we all though Jolie was for the past few years. Yes, I think she is one of the most beautiful people in Hollywood and I know she is doing all these good deeds around the world, but maybe she feels like she needs to make up for all the crazy, sinful and selfish things she did during her past? I also think she is slightly crazy and in love with the conquest. She conquered Brad all right. As for channeling Hepburn, I'm thinking more like Mia Farrow. Maybe Brad will run off with Zahara or one of the other many kids they plan to adopt some day.
On Redoing Their Malibu Home:
"He definitely had his sense of style, and I definitely have my sense of style, and sometimes they clashed."
Funny Story on It's Good to Be Brad and Jen
Remember that show on E! where they said they vacationed in Greece and Scotland and drive matching SUVs, well Jen says, "It wasn't my life & I'd never even been to some of those places, but even we got sucked in. We're sitting there saying, â€˜Yeah boy, it sure must be good to be Brad and Jen!'"
Another reason to hate Kimberly Stewart:
Jennifer admits to reading tabloids but calls them "toxic" to her right now as all the magazines make up stories. She stopped reading them for a while. When she finally decided to pick one up, stupid Kimberly Stewart called her "homely" and she said it hurt her feelings. I don't know why she would give a shit what a d-list celeb like Kimberly would say about her, but it made her stop reading them again.
Thanks to Jen Fan for the pics and they also have the entire article so check it out to fully understand Jen's pain and hopes.