Esquire: Brad Pitt & Angelina make out all the time, he calls her ‘the best person’

Brad Pitt covers the June/July issue of Esquire to promote World War Z. The interview was released last night and I’ll be covering it later today. The interview was done by Tom Junod around the beginning of April, when Angelina was in the midst of her multiple mastectomy and reconstruction surgeries. Brad didn’t give Junod any clue into what was going on. And so after Angelina’s announcement (one week ago today), Junod published an addendum (consider it a “reimagining”) to his yet-to-released Esquire cover story. It’s just his basic thoughts on Brad and Angelina’s relationship and Brad talking about how much he loves his girl. It’s really nice:

Tom Junod’s profile of Brad Pitt will appear in the June/July issue, which is on newsstands at the end of the month.

When I met Brad Pitt the day after Easter, he was so tired that he was perhaps more reflective than usual. He had just finished a week of spring break with his family. He had camped out with them the night before on his property north of Santa Barbara, and he had woken up, he said, too early, as well as too wet. They had slept in tents, four of his six children, along with two of their friends, and then he had gotten all of them in a van and driven them down to LA.

“Angie too?” I asked.

“Yeah,” he said. “Angie too.”

I told him that I’d met her a few years before, when I profiled her for Esquire. She was making a movie about the wife of the murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, and the thesis of my story was that while 9/11 was supposed to make us all better — a better country and a better people — it only worked for Angelina Jolie. The story has won a kind of immortality as “The Worst Celebrity Profile Ever Written,” and when I told that to Angelina Jolie’s partner, he at first laughed and said that he hoped Esquire would use that as the title of the profile I was writing about him. Then he got serious. “But you were right,” he said. “You were right, you were right. Angie is….the best person…..”

I remembered meeting Angelina Jolie — how thin she was, how much steak she ate and wine she drank, and above all her utter self-possession. She answered every question I asked, but she was the kind of person who responded without ever simply reacting. Brad Pitt was different. He was, like a lot of men, stuck between family and work, and the day he came back to LA from spring break was the day he began the push to finish his summer zombie movie, World War Z. And so, although he was Brad Pitt, he was also a big guy, dressed in black, stained around the eyes by stress and exhaustion, who spoke leaning forward, bent at the waist, with his hands folded between his legs, and was in the habit of repeating himself between long pauses. “I’m a crap interview,” he’d warned me, but when he began talking about his family, he said twice, “I haven’t known life to be any happier,” and he said it in such a way that I never once thought to doubt him.

This was April 1. I didn’t know then what I know now — that a month earlier, his partner, Angelina Jolie, commenced the series of surgeries that would end, a month later, with her pre-emptive double mastectomy. Over the next few weeks, I talked to several of Pitt’s close friends. They must have known what the couple was enduring, but of course they never told me. One of them, however, called me back after our first interview. His name was Frank Pollaro, and he’d spoken about the furniture business he’d started with Brad Pitt, and about Pitt’s excellent eye. But he wanted to say something else, so he called Brad, and asked if he was at liberty to speak about Brad’s relationship with Angelina. He was, and so when he called back, he told me what he’d seen at Brad’s house — “once I walked in and Angie was standing there and Zahara walked up and said, ‘Daddy, you’re not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?’ And it’s like that. This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he’s met Angelinia. He’s crazy about her, and she’s the same way about him. No matter how hard he’s working, if one of those kids runs by the window he’ll get out of his chair and give them a kiss. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen Angie without one of those children in her arms.”

It’s the nature of marriage — or, in the case Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a committed relationship — to both invite and repel scrutiny. We have no idea how any two people make a life together, much less two people as professionally exhibitionistic and privately enigmatic as the two combined in the public mind as “Brangelina.” But I will say this: a long time ago, Brad Pitt left college in Missouri to come to LA and act in movies. He insists that he wasn’t looking for stardom, only a sense of life and possibility larger than what he left behind. He insists that he was searching the chimera of Hollywood for something real. This morning, the mother of his children revealed in the New York Times that he was “at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries.”

You do not have to be a celebrity, only a father and a man in love with a woman, to know that life doesn’t get any more real than that.

[From Esquire]

Does Junod sound like a fan-boy? Sure. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy this piece immensely. Junod infamously profiled Angelina several years ago – he references that in this piece, and you can read the old story here. It’s not a particularly revealing interview for Angelina, but again, it sounds like it was written by a fan-boy. And why not? Why can’t a celebrity journalist admit that he or she believes that Brad and Angelina are in love and in it for the long haul? That despite all of the glitz and bulls—t that comes with their jobs, they actually managed to make something real and lasting together? *adjusts Brangeloonie tin foil hat*

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  1. watchingyoubitch says:

    I love the cover and the profile then again i am a loonie.
    They do look in love ♥

  2. lisa2 says:

    my loonies hat lit up too. I liked the interview. and it was nothing really new. But I like hearing from the people that know them. You don’t that a lot. They have a tight circle of friends that really respect them and don’t go mouthing off about them. And nice to read named sources..not the fake “inside sources crap”

    the Zee part got me and yes I love the Pitt porn.. I like when kids see their parents affectionate. It let them see what relationships should look like make them secure. So obviously there is a lot of PDA in that house.

    I like the pictures too. I’m sure Brad will be racked over the coals here. But I like the pictures and he looks good. Great body. My favorites are him in the white outfit and on his back. Esquire has additional outtakes on their site.

    I’ll be buying this issue.

  3. Toot says:

    Brad looks good on that cover. I love what Brad said about Angelina and the quote from Frank.

  4. Tamra says:

    Yeah right! They are the most asexual couple I’ve ever seen.

  5. Kim1 says:

    Yeah Brad mentions he used or abused drugs up until a decade ago around 2003 or 2004.He met Angie in 2004.He also says he only has a few close friends and he always wanted a large family just like Angie.

  6. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    I’m kinda loving these two at the moment – one of the greatest things a man can do for his kids is to be in love with their mother and I really get that vibe from these two, hopefully they do stand the test of time, Hollywood is toxic for relationships.

  7. Suzanne says:

    We get it. They’re smug…and they are in love with each other’s smugness. WHO cares? Sharon Osbourne had a double mastectomy and she’s not hailed as the Holy Queen of Saving All Womankind!
    What is the obsession with Angie and him? They have more money than God…so they can buy your attention! Quit feeding in to this nonsense.

  8. Leah says:

    Swoon. I can’t help but love this couple. Brad looks hot as hell here. Loved the write-up.

  9. Jess says:

    Honestly, to me that interviewer just comes across as creepy. There’s a difference between liking a celebrity and writing a flattering piece, and just being as fanatical and weird as the Beliebers. He comes across as seriously over-invested in Brad and Angie’s lives. And that older piece is just embarrassing and unprofessional. I’ve read a lot of gushy interviews in my time, but that one takes the cake. The guy did everything but claim Angie is Jesus come back to life, only better. She’s awesome, but she’s not the freakin’ saviour of the universe.

  10. tracking says:

    He can work the unkempt look, but dude needs to lose the blond highlights. He and his ex should have ‘blond-orexia’ interventions. Neither pulls it off anymore.

    • long beautiful hair says:

      At least Brad (& Angie) were born blond, unlike phony old Aniston with hair dyed-to-straw. Besides, Brad seems to have the kind of hair that lightens in the sun. Clearly, his hair was chemically lightened for Troy & Meet Joe Black and darkened for Jesse James. I have always liked the way he’s willing to change his look, both for roles and his “off” time. Like Angie, having kids seems to have made him go with the simplest beauty/style options to save time. I can totally relate. WOW- Brad is even more beautiful when he speaks of his love for Angie and all is sweet babies

  11. poppy says:

    the making out comment seems very forced

    • Esmom says:

      Yes. And not as a reflection of Brad and Angie but of the writer, I think.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Esmom, who wrote: “Yes. And not as a reflection of Brad and Angie but of the writer, I think.”

        How could it possibly be a “reflection of the writer” when he named the friend who ‘called him’ back because he wanted to add that bit about Zee and the making out comment. The writer didn’t make that up. If you want to bi$ch at someone, bi$ch at Frank Pollaro for telling that story to the writer.

        This is another example of people deliberately ‘overlooking’ what doesn’t fit their nefarious comments.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Respectfully, I didn’t see anything “nefarious” about esmom’s comment. Her comment was about the strangely overzealous, kiss-assy writer, not anything to do with Brad or Angelina at all, really.

      • Esmom says:

        @Emma – the JP Lover, whoa, relax. I specifically said that it wasn’t a reflection of B & A, no need to take my words as a “nefarious” slander against the couple.

        @TheOriginalKitten, yes, thank you.

      • doofus says:

        “The writer didn’t make that up.”

        and he didn’t have to add it to the article, either.

        I think that’s what poppy and Esmom meant.

    • mayal says:

      Writer didn’t put that in Esquire interview – he wrote this piece after revelation about Angelina’ s medical condition and he put it online. He revealed an inside about these two that would not come into light otherwise.

      • Rhea says:

        I think they’re the type of couple who likes to steal a bit of moment here and there between their activities—-like a kiss when the kids not looking, a gentle massage in the back when watching the kids playing outdoor, a long kiss when one of them leaving the house, etc. I’ve been with my hubby for 9 years and we still like to do that to each other although we have kids too. So yeah, I believe them to be like that.

  12. Anna says:

    I dont usually care for Brangelina one way or another, but that part about Brad not taking roles with sexy-times in them so he could be as committed as possible to Angie? Melts my freakin heart.

  13. Hipocricy says:

    It warms my heart to see a man so in love with his woman throughout the years.

    All over the place, you see men dumping their woman for getting fat, for getting thin, for getting old, for changing style, ect. Men who probably value lust over love.

    It’s so refreshing to see a man so committed to his woman, despite illness,…who isn’t egoistical, who still find her the most beautiful, who still have all his eyes and attention on her, who still support her, who still take care of her and undersand her vulnerability at the worst time of her life, being always at her side balancing partnership and fatherhood…She is so Lucky to have a real Partner who is strong enough to take her hand throughout the hardships of life.

    When you look at Depp or Clooney who only envision a woman through the prism of her youth and beauty. They would probably ran away at the simple thought of their women putting some weight, having a gray hair or some wrinkle, let alone getting ill.

    • doofus says:

      “They would probably ran away at the simple thought of their women putting some weight, having a gray hair or some wrinkle, let alone getting ill.”

      or, to be very blunt, having their boobs cut off.

      I agree, this level of love/devotion is nice to see anywhere, and especially in H’wood.

  14. Rianic says:

    I kind of take the making out comment as that Brad still found her attractive and desirable without her breasts and with everything she was going through. I’ve only had csections, and right after them I felt all seeping and scarred – not at all attractive.

    • Just Passing Through says:

      Rianic….Angie still has breasts, but they are now implants since the breast tissue was removed. She still has her nipples with minimal scarring and mentioned that procedures such as these can have quite beautiful results.

  15. Madpoe says:

    Brad looks like a healthy Kurt Cobain on that cover. Gotta love when a man gives props to the mother of his kids even after all this time.

  16. Nicolette says:

    Of course they make out all the time. Look at them, they are an extremely sexy couple. The attraction between them is palpable.

  17. moon says:

    I think their relationship really works because they both got together at a later stage in their lives.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Moon, who wrote: “I think their relationship really works because they both got together at a later stage in their lives.”

      Well, Angie (who will be 38 in June) was only 28 when they met and 29–shortly to turn 30–when they got together. People always seem to forget that Brad is 12 years older than Angie.

  18. Maria says:

    i think hollywood relationships are doomed but they are both like royalty in this industry, so its really hard to imagine them with someone else. they are also both very good at the PR game, i doubt they would let something affect their little machine.

    all they went through as a couple, children, end of the honeymoon phase and now angelinas struggle are all the big tests for any relationship. if you master them you are very likely to make it until one of you dies.

    this also showed them what true life means. its not about Oscars, drugs and sex with strangers.

  19. bee says:

    Bless him he comes across as a decent man, i really believe that, but he needs a new stylist.

    • huh? says:

      Judging by the amount of repeat clothes & shoes, hand-me-downs for the kids, etc., “styling” hasn’t been a big deal for either Brad or Angie in almost 10 years. As a mom of just three kids, I can totally relate. Even in schlubby clothes, you can’t hide Brad or Angie’s natural hotness, so, whatever they wear, they shine. Even fancy clothes never seem to outshine their (super?)natural glow. Regardless, I think they both still look very nice when they dress up for a red carpet.

  20. Maggie says:

    I don’t see any hotness in either one of them anymore. Six kids right off the bat could do it!

  21. skuddles says:

    How sweet that Brad and Angie are still so in love. Unlike so many other famous couples, their relationship just seems to grow stronger and happier with each passing year. Good for them :)

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      Agree. Their chemistry together is very obvious (you’d have to be blind/naive not to see it).

      • lisa2 says:


        you don’t have to like them to see it. And yes I’m a fan. But I always read reports and accounts of people that have seen them on a RC or pictures and yes the chemistry between them is there for anyone to see if they care to look at the truth. People are always going on and on about them together.

        they do have something and maybe some people are just mad that they have withstood longer then the naysayers thought. Just because you are a celebrity living in that make believe world does not mean that REAL LOVE can’t be found in all that. I see comments praising certain celebs that have a long relationship. Well Brad/Angie by those standards have a long relationship.

        I like them a great deal. And I think it is great the way he loves her and supports her. Also the way she does the same for him.

        I like when they are interviewed together he just listens to her talk. SO engrossed in what she says. Never interrupts. There is no jealousy. They are both HUGE stars, and the fact that he will take time off when she works.. well that is not the norm in hollywood. Especially when you have 2 stars this big.. But then there really are not that many STARs together as big as they are.

        I wish them the best in their life and hope they have a long one together.

        I think they are an awesome couple, and can’t wait to see them together out and about again. I miss them..

        (yep proud loonie all the way)

  22. dahlianoir says:

    You know what I find very sexy in them ? The respect they have for each over. Some should take a page out of their book.

  23. jes_sayin says:


    They get everyone in on ‘their brand’… They lay it on SO THICK it’s ridiculous. And I can never believe how many people lap it up.