The Enquirer has an interesting story this week about Angelina Jolie and her overanalyzed figure. What I find interesting is that Angelina isn’t being set up as the demon/shrew/narcissist/drama-queen, and Brad Pitt isn’t being set up as the savior/wimp/weeping man-child. That being said, The Enquirer is really just “reporting” something that many of us had noticed a long time ago – that whenever a woman gets with Brad Pitt, her body changes, and it’s almost always a noticeable weight loss. Gwyneth lost weight when she was with Brad. Same with Jennifer Aniston. And while Angelina’s weight varied in the pre-Brad years, she’s mostly been “underweight” (minus her two pregnancies) in the more seven years they’ve been together. So… at some point, it’s less about HER issue and more about BRAD’S issue with his lady’s figure, right?
Angelina Jolie has scared fans with her gaunt, skeletal figure – and it appears Brad Pitt is the architect of her frightening weight loss. Brad prefers his ladies to be rail-thin, and he lets them know it, say insiders.
“Brad doesn’t come out and demand his women be skinny, but in a not-so-subtle manner, he drops hints,” revealed a close source. “If he’s constantly comparing his current girlfriend with his exes, it has to start making them feel self-conscious about their bodies.”
Brad likes his woman super-thin for their red carpet appearances, says the close source. When Angelina first met Brad on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” in 2004, she weighed 115 pounds, which seemed a healthy weight for her 5-foot-7 frame. “But now she’s wasting away at less than 100 pounds!” declared an insider.
Brad is also said to have hinted that Jennifer Aniston needed to drop a few pounds when they first started dating.
“He used to talk to her about how thin and fashionable his former girlfriends Juliette Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow were,” said the close source. “It was a way to motivate her.” So Jen lost the curves she used to show off on ‘Friends’ and she dropped to a waifish 109 pounds. Today, Aniston is dating Justin Theroux and she’s a shapely 120 punds.
And when Brad dated Gwyneth Paltrow for three years in the 1990s, Gwyneth “always felt she was too heavy for him,” revealed the close source. In 1996, she shrunk down to a bony 101 pounds for “Emma.” But today, Gwyneth looks fabulous at 120 pounds.
[From The Enquirer, print edition]
If Brad really does any of that, he’s earned a swift kick to a tender place. I’d like to believe that Brad is simply a supportive dude, no matter his lady’s weight… but the years of photographic evidence suggest otherwise. Personally, I consider this – a man obsessing and commenting on a woman’s weight – a form of emotional abuse. I doubt Brad is calling Angelina a “fatass” when she nibbles on her daily celery stalk, but I have to wonder if he really is saying *something* to get all of his women to drop pounds. So… is it all Brad’s fault? Of course. For years, The Villainess Jolie has been excoriated, so it’s time for The Villain Pitt to get some of it too.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.