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Melissa Etheridge Quotes About Brad Pitt's Divorce

Melissa Etheridge Sings About Brad Pitt's Divorce After Being Threatened by Angelina Jolie's Lawyers

Ever since news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce broke, it seems everyone in Hollywood has an opinion. The latest to join Chelsea Handler, Justin Theroux, and Marion Cotillard in speaking out is Melissa Etheridge, who was friends with Brad for years and even sang at his wedding to Jennifer Aniston before the couple called it quits. The "Come to My Window" singer, who endured her own tumultuous divorce and custody battle with ex-wife Tammy Lynn Michaels in 2010, sat down with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show on Monday to discuss Brad and Angelina's divorce. "It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship and your rights to your children and do it as purposefully as I see it's being done," she said. "There's a way to be. I've gone through family courts. I've been twice around this block, and I know it really well, and I know when there's some forethought to just how mean [you can be] and just how you're going to put disinformation out there first."

After criticizing the way Angelina's legal team is handling the messy split, Melissa called the allegations of child abuse against Brad "completely unfounded" and "heartbreaking." Additionally, the singer insinuated that the By the Sea actress was the reason Brad lost a lot of friends when he broke up with Jennifer. "I really hope that he reaches back out because there are a lot of us who haven't seen him in 10 years, and it was hard then. We all lost a friend," she said, before adding that she's personally witnessed "nasty" behavior from Angelina. "I was around when Angelina was not doing nice things with Billy Bob [Thornton] to Laura Dern," Melissa said, in reference to how Angelina was a big factor in Billy Bob's choice to break off his then-engagement to the Wild actress. "I went through that on a personal level, and then to know the side of Jennifer [Aniston] and Brad . . . I helped Laura move out of her house with Billy Bob — I like broke into their home to get their stuff out because it was so nasty."

On Wednesday night, Melissa doubled down on her feelings about Angelina when she appeared on Andy's other show, Watch What Happens Live. She revealed the actress's crisis manager, Judy Smith (the woman who inspired Kerry Washington's character on Scandal), got in touch with her after the Sirius radio interview to give her a "subtle" warning. "There are people whose job it is to kind of fix things for celebrities," the 55-year-old said. "I haven't spoke to Brad in forever. Every time I say something it gets turned around and twisted and all of a sudden I'm saying something about [Angelina] . . . so I thought I would do what I do best, and I wrote a song about it today." After belting out a song called "The Fixer Blues" about the situation, Melissa summed up her experience with a thoughtful quote. "So the moral of this story is divorce is a b*tch and nobody wins. Let's not do unto others and please forgive us our sins, life is too hard anyway. So when you're chatting with Andy, you better watch what you say."

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Brad and Angelina's divorce has only gotten more complicated since it was first announced, so we can probably expect to hear more from their famous friends as it continues.

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