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Brad Pitt Apology For Jennifer Aniston Parade Quote

Brad Pitt Issues an Apology Over Jennifer Aniston Parade Quote, Praises Her As "Giving, Loving, and Hilarious"

Brad Pitt released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter clarifying his quote from Parade Magazine that made headlines yesterday. According to the interview, Brad talked about "pretending" during his marriage with Jennifer Aniston, which ended in 2005. Since then, Brad, Jennifer, and Brad's current partner Angelina Jolie have been the subjects of countless love triangle stories that seem to find their way into every interview with any of the three.

The quote in question said, "I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't." It was received with outrage from some fans who thought he was trashing his ex wife. This evening, Brad released a statement through his rep clarifying the quote. He says:

"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. 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."

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missmimimuffin missmimimuffin 5 years
i read and still have the parade article, brad didn't say anything aimed at jen, he did state his love and respect for angie--i feel he truly loves her, and they share a home and family..angie makes him happy, not jen, she evidently didn't want the same things he did, and he just fell out of love with happens all the time..i feel alot has been made of really nothing, i have a new respect for him for manning up and standing up for himself...jen had him, but evidently couldn't hold him, she is wrapped up in herself, she's not doing that great in her movies either, leave them alone, this isn't for us to decide..i hope the best for brad and angie--and jen and whoever she's with at this time, she's looking for brad in all the guys shes had--too bad, hope she can get on with her life also,wish them all the best...mimi
ycolette1 ycolette1 5 years
Brad's entire interview is at he never mentions Aniston he deserves an apology for the nasty comments especially from those in the media.
LolaMD LolaMD 5 years
He did not need to clarify anything. People will read whatever they want in his original statement. But I think it is funny that he did the old "Its not you, it'me" in his clarifications. He has EVERY right to speak about he felt during the 90s and if I recall correctly he got married 1998. Again, people and tabs will read into his statement that will benefit their agenda.
nicteha nicteha 5 years
Finally he said what all jen exboyfriends didnt said. She is dull. Jaja. Thereoux will might think the same in a fea months
roseheart roseheart 5 years
Love him and he continues to prove he is the better man. There was no reason to retract or apologize for anything. Reading over the posts I think all the JA fans are under the age of 19, so immature. They split up years ago, no one cares about this but a handful of fans that have nothing better to do. Let it go or go post on Anistons post. Sheesh Why can't the man have found true happiness, what is it to you? Enough already
ojoba ojoba 5 years
What would blow my mind,is that they(Brad,Angie,Jen and Justin) all were having a drink somewhere together,laughing their butts off about this PR bullsh*t and how ppl that they don't even know is acting like family members knee deep into their personal lives.Ooh well keep dreaming mama goose.
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
Angelina probably loved reading his previous quote and is HATING the one he just sent out. omg she's probably beating him somewhere.
popfaninMD popfaninMD 5 years
Clearly clarification was warranted and appropriately provided. Even though he didn't mention her name, he referred to his marriage and Jennifer is the ONLY wife he's ever had. I'm glad (unlike the Brangelina zombies), he sees how his quotes clearly imply his marriage to Jennifer was dull or "uninteresting" and that it negatively affected his career - which is MEAN. Way to go Brad! This is the Brad we know and love. Whether he was sincere about his kind words about Jennifer or not, it doesn't matter. It was the classy thing to say and in no way takes away how much he loves Angie and the kids! I think he does value his relationship with Jennifer. I'm sure Angie will always have warm feelings towards Billy Bob. Afterall she was his wife. She f----ed him in a limo on the way to an awards show and used to wear his blood dangling from neck along with her huge tattoo of his name that nearly covered her entire arm for years. I mean she emotionally described on national television how she would have orgasms with Billy Bob that left her curled in a corner crying. Not only is that exciting and interesting, there's gotta be a special bond there or at least I hope so.
RyeLeigh RyeLeigh 5 years
Honestly I'm just sick to death of all 3 of them. shut up, stop talking about each other it was like 7 years ago!!!!!!!!! get the f**K over it.
missmegs825 missmegs825 5 years
I'm glad he (sort of) apologized. While technically he didnt say anything deragatory about Jen, that's no way to talk about a marriage to someone you supposedly still care about.
gossiplovalova gossiplovalova 5 years
tolerance, I don't share your opinion. BradPitt and his publicist are obviously afraid of the negative comments/opinions. he's never had to deal with so many haters. lolol He sent out a clarification faster than you can say publicity stunt. lmao he is sooo false.
bryseana bryseana 5 years
When I read that interview I didn't think he was calling her dull. He just seemed unhappy with how his life was going. I think he's a genuinely nice guy. The media does have a way with twisting words. That's how they sell their magazines, websites, etc... Everyone loves a villain.
toot-all toot-all 5 years
Brad never "dissed" Aniston in his interview, and I never understood the anger. Brad's statement was that "He" felt pathetic, bored with himself, and that he was tired of pretending that everything was fine (in his marriage). Where in the paraphrasing of his statement,that I did, did he say anything against Aniston?
dancing-nancy dancing-nancy 5 years
um, it's st. angie ho who runs brad's life.
gossiplovalova gossiplovalova 5 years
hahah I think this is the funniest thing next to the Salahi kidnap/runaway story. Brad is so bland and overrated. He's a bit spineless. I think it's obvious who runs his life.... his publicist. LOL
Brangie Brangie 5 years
It seems to me that he wants the world to know that he didn't love JA anymore, and that their marriage was broken before he met Angelina, but why now? May be he's tired of people blaming Angelina.
hakunamatata hakunamatata 5 years
@ justGossip none of her cpmments seemed as nasty as what he said the way he said it and it has been a long time ago. it only shows how jealous he is while she is all over him and happy. the contradiction he wants to show in how happy he is with Angie and saying this about Jen proves his jealousy. while another happy man will simply be satisfied with mentioning his present marriage.
hakunamatata hakunamatata 5 years
totally agree with jaan_black u said it gr8 the first part he's such a kid and insensitive and with this character i now know why they splitted he's no husband or a respectful man to marry. too late Brad to save your face.
nygurl nygurl 5 years
there was no apology. he just said his words were misinterpreted. don't think his movie is going to flop over this. people who don't like brad pitt already hated him before this ... backlash started in '05.
sowhat sowhat 5 years
I think his movie is gonna flop anyway..but even after all his backpeddling, I still think hes an ass..he should have left Jennifer out of his conversation, and just concentrated on how happy he is with Angelina.
dancing-nancy dancing-nancy 5 years
That's right Braddie, cover your ass so your movie doesn't flop.
Mimma-Soul-Sonik Mimma-Soul-Sonik 5 years
Give me a break with this she/said he/said crap, who cares; personally I think all 3 would love nothing more to keep the triangle going forever, it is the best PR ever and this is just another example of that. Gee isn't someone promoting a movie right now? Cue the roll out of the kids in 5..4...3...2....
JustGossip JustGossip 5 years
Dear Loons, Please provide me with examples of all of the nasty comments Aniston has made about Brad and Angelina over the years. All I found on Google were: 1. He is missing a sensitivity chip. 2. Angie is uncool for bragging about falling in love with Brad while he was still married. 3. Chelsea Handlers comments for which Aniston forced her to immediately apologize. I look forward to all of the articles I'm sure you'll be sending me of this other, imaginary Jennifer Aniston, the one who has spent years making nasty comments about them. Many thanks, Justgossip
Guest26 Guest26 5 years
What BS. There was no apology at all, so I'm not sure why Popsugar is trying to say there was. Instead Pitt is simply trying to dig himself out of the hole his previous words put him in. His ego didn't allow him to consider that his ex is much loved and that people were not going to take kindly to his words about her and their marriage. Once he started getting flack, then all of a sudden Aniston his is friend, etc. This guy wasn't misinterpreted, he knew exactly what he was doing in saying what he did. Remember he fancies himself the "Zen Master" of the press after all. Aniston had it right when she said he's missing a sensitivity chip.
jadams3 jadams3 5 years
i'll be honest, i am one of those who misconstrued the statement. i am strongly empathatic and it did sound a tiny bit like a stab at Jennifer. but Brad is awesome. marriage was over in 2005. they both seem happy. its a free country. and i'm finished with celebrity gossip - this stuff is getting really old. sorry for all the grammatical errors.
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