Having six children with your rumored mistress shortly after divorcing your wife seems like more than enough of a blow to your former spouse, but in Brad Pitt's case, he was just getting started.
The "Moneyball" star, whose five-year marriage to Jennifer Aniston ended amidst reports that he was getting busy with his "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star Angelina Jolie, is now claiming his quotes to Parade magazine in which he says his marriage contributed to his feeling "pathetic," were misinterpreted.
Pitt had told Parade, "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. 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 Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
Despite what seemed to be rather explicit criticism of Aniston, Pitt is now singing the actress' praises in an effort to clarify his meaning -- and not seem like a total jerk.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor 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."
So while he's definitely given Aniston another item to add to her "uncool" list, at the end of the day, he still gets to be a handsome millionaire who goes home to Angelina Jolie. Oh, life.