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So it’s official, Brangelina are no more. The whole world knows that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now divorced. And while some are crying over it, with others feeling utterly hopeless that if Hollywood’s sweetheart couple can’t make it – no one can. But we’re the media, we don’t wallow – we kick people when they’re down. So when the news broke of their split, we thought what better time than now to reveal even more dirt on the squeaky clean A-lister that is Brad Pitt. Yes, despite all the sanitizing of Brad’s image by his publicists and media personnel he has in his back pocket, Brad is far from being the angel we know him to be on-camera. For off-camera, there’s more dirt on him than one needs to plant a garden. The demise of Brangelina was a tough pill to swallow, but if you love even more harsh truths – then check out these 10 very sketchy things about Brad Pitt that’ll ruin him for you even more.
Timing With Jolie Suspicious
Remember when Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were Hollywood’s “it” couple? Well when they announced their divorce back in 2005, just four months later, Brad was seen hanging out with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie, on the beach. The media naturally jumped to conclusions and assumed the two were an item, and despite the best efforts on both Brad and Angelina to down play their relationship, the rumors turned out to be true. The worst part is that in an interview with Vogue back in 2006, Jolie confessed that she and Brad were friends long before they were lovers – meaning the two were very much connected while he and Jennifer were still very much married. Very suspicious indeed.
He Broke Aniston’s Heart
Shit happens. Divorce is just a part of life. But Brad absolutely devastated Jennifer Aniston. This couldn’t be more evident when she gave an interview in 2005 to Vanity Fair, where she instantly broken down into tears right after sitting down with the magazine’s writer. “Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I’ve thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I’m also doing really well,” she said. “I’ve got an unbelievable support team, and I’m a tough cookie…I believe in therapy; I think it’s an incredible tool in educating the self on the self. I feel very strong. I’m really proud of how I’ve conducted myself.” Like we said, divorce is common – but Brad really did her wrong.
Conceiving The W Mag Photoshoot
One of the more bizarre moments out of the Pitt / Aniston divorce was when just seven months later, W magazine published a photo of Jolie and Pitt appearing as a retro couple, living in the suburbs with their children. Even more interesting, Pitt was the one who conceived the idea so that he could own the rights to the photo and make money off of it. Rather insensitive to Aniston if you consider the timing. But Aniston handled it all with grace telling Vanity Fair, “Is it odd timing? Yeah. But it’s not my life, he makes his choices. He can do—whatever. We’re divorced, and you can see why. I can also imagine Brad having absolutely no clue why people would be appalled by it,” she added. “Brad is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try to rub something in my face. In hindsight, I can see him going, ‘Oh—I can see that that was inconsiderate.’ But I know Brad. Brad would say, ‘That’s art!’…There’s a sensitivity chip [in his head] that’s missing.” SMH.
Left When She Needed Him Most
At the time of the Pitt / Aniston divorce, Jennifer Aniston’s hit TV show “Friends” was coming to an end, which was really tough for her. “That was really painful. It was a family, and I don’t do great with families splitting up,” she said in an interview on saying goodbye to Friends. “It was hard to have such a wonderful constant in your life, a place to go every day, and then all of a sudden it’s not there.” The worst part of it all was that she said she reached out to Pitt for support during that time, but he didn’t respond. “He just wasn’t there for me,” she said, adding that he didn’t even show for the final taping of Friends.
Started A Family Too Quickly
When it comes to pouring salt in the wounds, apparently Pitt’s a master as when he was with Aniston, he claimed to have no interest in having kids – which she was more than ready for, and really wanted. Then, as soon as he got with Jolie, which was only months later – he started a family. When you consider Aniston’s age in all of this – and a woman’s biological clock – Brad is essentially responsible for Jennifer never having kids.
Dissed Aniston In An Interview
During a press tour for his movie Moneyball, Brad got off to a very awkward start in an interview with Parade magazine when he began to address Jennifer Aniston. “I spent the ’90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony,” he said. “It wigged me out a bit. 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 so intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself,” he added. “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.” Brad received a tremendous amount of backlash for his comments, thus tarnishing his image even more.
Then He Dissed Again
Feeling like he hadn’t fueled the fire enough after his interview with Parade, Pitt then went on to tell Esquire that his marriage to Aniston wasn’t everything it was cracked up to be. “For a long time I thought I did too much damage—drug damage,” he said. “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 followed that other thing. 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—a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?” For those trying to timeline his statement, it came right in the midst of his marriage to Aniston.
Bad Behavior Cause His Divorce?
Ok, so we know when it came to his marriage with Aniston, Brad was not the most stand-up guy. But what about in his marriage to Jolie? Well according to TMZ, Jolie’s reasoning for filing for divorce are many. “Angelina became ‘fed up’ with Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol,” TMZ reports, “and mixed with what she believes is ‘an anger problem,’ felt it became dangerous for the children.” Sources further claimed that Jolie was “extremely upset” with the way Pitt parented their children. In a statement by Jolie’s rep on the divorce seems to corroborate these claims. “This decision was made for the health of the family,” the statement read, as reported by Us Weekly. “She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”
An Affair With Marion Cotillard?
You know, if there’s a lesson to be learned from all this, it’s that people don’t change. For it appears that Brangelina ended the very same way as Brad and Aniston, with rumors that Brad might have been having an affair with Allied co-star, Marion Cotillard. To all you single women who dream of being Mrs. Pitt one day, all you have to do is be his co-star, apparently.
He Abused His Son Maddox
The latest and greatest (or worst) news on Brad is that he’s a child abuser. TMZ found reports that claim Angelina told social workers that on a number of occasions, Brad struck his son Maddox in the face during a couple of disputes. Angelina doesn’t want to pursue further charges for, as she puts it “The sake of the family.” But if this is all true, and we have good reason to believe that it is, we can never look at squeaky-clean pretty-boy Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt the same way again.