By Dionne Buxton
Brad Pitt is still working hard to pry the foot out of his mouth after making a few ill-worded remarks about ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.
In a recent interview with Parade Magazine, Brad spoke candidly about his marriage to Aniston, the subtext of which was that it was, well, a bit boring. “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,” he said. “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. 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.”
His comments sent #TeamAnniston into an uproar. It turns out people are more concerned with Brad hurting Jennifer’s feelings than his admitted past drug use.
On “The Today Show” this morning promoting his new film, “Moneyball,” Brad took time to clean up his statements, saying that Jennifer is ” good people” and that “there should be a statute of limitations on this.” (We do not disagree with him on this point!)
“Today” anchor Matt Lauer offered to read the comments he said in the interview, but Brad quickly declined, saying, “”No, I, you know, please don’t read it … Because I don’t read these things, by choice, I don’t. I don’t wanna be encumbered by any of that. All I know is that my point was, the best thing I’d done as a father is be sure that my kids have a good mother.”
Later he added, “I don’t want them to say anything bad like that about Jen. She’s a dear friend of mine.”