Angelina Jolie disgusted by Brad Pitt’s artichoke-induced gas

The Enquirer really missed the boat with their b.s. cover story this week, “Oprah’s Employees Tell All”. There isn’t much dirt on Oprah in that article and the story inside is pretty tame. The better story, and the one which should have made the cover, is all about Brad Pitt’s nasty gas after he eats a bunch of artichokes he soaks in vodka. I’m not kidding, although maybe the Enquirer is. Supposedly Brad likes to mix up his own exotic cocktails and sometimes the results make him flatulent, pissing off Angelina and driving her off to another bedroom. First of all, how cool would it be to get some exotic drink recipes from Brad Pitt? I would love to mix up some drinks he recommends, even if they have unexpected consequences. Second of all, who is going to kick Brad Pitt out of bed for farting? I guess Angelina would, and maybe if I put up with the guy for years I’d do the same, wealth and beauty be damned.

Title: Ill Wind Blows in Pitt Household
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are at war again – this time over his love of artichokes!

The big-screen hunk, 46, has been marinating the veggies in vodka for an evening cocktail, sources say. But Angie, 35, complains his concoctions have smelly side effects that affect the couple’s sx life.

“Brad has always had a passion for homemade cocktails, and takes a lot of pride in coming up with new and unique recipes,” a source tells the Enquirer.

The father of six loves the flavor of the bizarre artichoke-infused vodka drinks, according to insiders, but they’ve had an unfortunate side effect.

“Brad gets some nasty gas from consuming so many artichokes, and it’s driving poor Angelina crazy,” divulged a second source.

“It’s gotten so bad that Angie sometimes sleeps in a separate bedroom!”

Despite that, Brad – who grows the artichokes on his own land – has no intention of curtailing his latest passion.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, October 11, 2010]

I wonder how that tastes. I love green olives and like to throw a ton in my drinks and on my salads, but I’m not a big fan of artichokes. They seem too chewy and rough, but maybe I’ll try this despite the side effects.

I have to apologize to Kaiser for covering this story as she usually gets dibs on all Brangelina coverage. Since I’m married I feel I’m qualified to comment on this, though. We all have moments when our partner makes us want to sleep somewhere else. If there were another bedroom I could retreat to, there are definitely times I would do it. This story is probably crap, no pun intended, although it’s so odd I’m inclined to believe it.

Brad Pitt is shown outside The Grove in LA on 9/25/10. Credit: Fame Pictures. He’s also shown filming with Robin Wright on 9/30. Credit: Shinn/Fame Pictures. He’s shown with Angelina on 7/19/10. Credit:






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  1. Shay says:

    LMAO! A few hours ago, I prepared artichokes by hand (took forever) and my hands not only look like I’ve been in a garden, due to the discoloration, but the smell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’ve scrubbed my hands with a nail brush (and lavender scented soap) and I can still smell the artichokes, so I can only imagine what artichoke scented farts smell like.

  2. Arianna says:

    this story made my day

  3. mln says:

    What’s hilarious is there is an old quote of his that marraige is about being able to fart in bed. This is a real married (or not married but commited) people kind of fight so I actually think it could be true.

  4. Johnny Depp's Girl says:


  5. someone says:

    Im not a brangalina fan, but this story is ridiculous, they know this how???????????????

  6. JM says:

    Every wife in the world has felt Angie’s pain at one time or another. LOL!

  7. Praise St. Angie! says:

    funniest Brange story EVER.

    and agree with mln…this is the kind of “fight” that married people have, so it COULD be true…

    could Brad really be the type to do “dutch ovens”?

  8. mslewis says:

    How on earth would anybody know this? Seriously!! I’m thinking the rag had to fill up a paragraph and somebody came up with this. It’s hilarious!!

    And, #1, use some fresh lemon juice to get the smell/discoloration off your hands.

  9. Kitten says:


  10. bizzy says:

    yeahno. if angelina was willing to sleep with billy bob brad’s billygoat beard, she’s not gonna wince at little artichoke gas.

  11. Marjalane says:

    Don’t you think at this point that Angelina is kind of over thinking that Brad is all that? I’m sure she loves him, but I doubt if she spends the day thinking about how hot he is.

  12. liz says:


  13. devilgirl says:

    Honestly, who cares about his gas?

  14. willow says:

    I wish that he and Robin Wright would couple up…that picture of them together just looks so *sighs* normal 🙂

  15. anon says:

    This is silly. Slow news week, almost a year since the Tiger news. Keep the faith tabs, something scandalous is bound to happen soon 🙂 Passing gas true or not, not scandalous sorry.

  16. nnn says:

    lol….the tabs have gone crazy ! I am in stiches !

  17. bubbles says:

    OMG! the headline coupled together with the first picture is priceless. look at brad’s face . he is like ” aaah, that felt good” while letting one rip. and behind him is Angie caught in the wind making that disgusted face. Now I believe everything the enquirer writes. they are geniuses!

  18. Eleonor says:

    This story makes them look more human!

  19. Moreaces says:

    Life and Style: Brad Farts Away His Marriage

  20. Riley says:

    @willow, I agree. Robin Wright is so beautiful and down to earth and a much better actress than Angie.

  21. Lisa Turtle says:

    I like Brad but I find something sad about his tattoos. The got them so quickly after so many years without them, it seems like he just wanted to fit in with his lady.

  22. Stephie says:

    That headline is hilarious! Almost spit out my coffee.

  23. Sakyiwaa says:

    LMAO! (eyes watering) how imaginative Enquirer! especially how BP grows the artichokes on his own land! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaahaaaaaaahhahahhhha! Shrek and Fiona, anyone?! lol!

  24. Anti-icon says:

    God Robin Wright looks awesome. Sorry, the story is boring and lame, but the photos of the one with the real integrity, Robin Wright, are of much interest!

  25. Tracy says:

    @Shay – after cutting onions, I rub anything made of stainless on my wet, washed hands and the smell disappears. It might also work with the artichokes.

  26. Mari says:

    Now, I aboslutely love infused vodka and make up my own concoctions (i.e.-watermelon, peach, banana, and even pumpkin) but artichoke—-that cannot be good. BUT, I will however try it and let y’all know how it tastes and the errrr….after effects.

  27. sharylmj says:

    LOL!!! love this story…I can totally picture it!! It happens in every household.. who knows if it’s true.. but it sure is funny!!

  28. California Surfer says:

    Robin Wright is an awesomely excellent actress, very believable; Brad’s arm tattoo is odd.

  29. tracking says:

    Um, okay. Tabs have dropped to a new low this week. That’s what happens when they have no genuine material–“hey let’s bust out the old BP stinks” and “JA is a sad-sack loser” stories. People will buy our mags! Not smart ones.

    Agree that RW and BP look nice together, like a wholesome midwestern fantasy. Should be a good film pairing.

  30. Obvious says:

    The gerbils are back. We haven’t heard too much from them lately.

  31. dvz says:

    Robin Wright is lovely. But she has a LOT of issues. I’ve mentioned this here before. I live in Marin County, and when she and Sean Penn lived here, my boyfriend and I would often see them out in bars and restaurants drunk and/or coked out (yes, both of them) screaming at each other at the top of their lungs. It happened so many times that we kind of wondered if it was some kind of kinky game they played before going home and having wild sex. I hope that was the case, otherwise it was just horrifying abusive behaviour on BOTH of their parts.

    He deservedly gets a lot of bad press for his temper, infidelity and drinking and drugging, but she absolutely has a matching set of issues. I think perhaps that’s what kept them together for so long.

  32. The Bobster says:

    Somebody strike a match!

  33. original kate says:

    TMI. that’s all.

  34. cd says:

    You should get more dibs on Brangelina stories. Brad has been friends with both Sean and Robin for years.

  35. Celebitchy says:

    @Mari – can you please share some infused vodka recipes or links? I can google it too, I’ve just never considered it until now and it could be tasty!

  36. Tredd says:

    I wish Brad would grow-up, WAKE-UP and leave Morticia. Poor kids.

  37. nnn says:

    Brad has wake up from the teeny fantasy he was living, Brad has grown up A LOT during those last years, that’s why he has stopped smoking cigarettes for the sake of his children health.

    That’s why he has upgraded to a woman who is more focused on her brains than her body.

    That’s why he has upgraded from a selfish Ken doll who use to worship his own image to a father more inclined to take care of his children than his own looks.

    That’s why he NOW chose more mature projects, including directing mmore meaty subject than eye candy EASY ones.

    Brad is finally a mature man having interests, activities in par with his mature age than just ego related one like tanning, drinking, catering to his body and smoking sh*t…things we do at 20 not at nearly 50 with a family to raise !

  38. Bored says:

    I would rather read more about Robin wright Penn and her issues than the over grown ken doll.Have we not read everything there is to know about the cheater and his many ex actresses? I really don’t think angelina is into plastic faced dudes so she probably sleeps in the other room for a different reason. Maybe the hot bodyguard is in that other room. 😉

  39. beowulf says:

    Robin was in Beowulf w/ Angie- that was such a cool movie! I remember the LA premier pics…Brad was (as usual) all over Angie….maybe she had a cold & couldn’t smell his farts- ha…Robin was there w/ Sean- they all looked very friendly… sad to hear the Penns have those sub abuse problems- their poor kids.

  40. Jello says:

    Sorry to hear about the Penns fighting like that. It’s true we’ve all assumed HE was the douche and she the long suffering wife. It doesn’t help that Mr. Penn takes himself so very seriously… that he forgot to thank her at the Oscars…the cheating rumors. Then again, perhaps being married to Sean Penn would drive anyone to screaming and yelling. Of course I don’t know Robin, but I’ve always liked her image, plus she’s a great actress. I wish her well and would love to read more about her. Oh and she’s such a gorgeous woman who—gasp!– looks her age!

  41. Kitten says:

    @ Celebitchy-I’m sure they have Stoli Doli in Germany right???

  42. Jill says:

    I overlook the fact that Robin smokes and think she’s gorgeous.
    (More Robin Wright news, please!!)

    Her beauty is the kind that seems real, not cartoonish (Jolie) or sharp and unnatural.

  43. Mari says:

    First things first-an infusion jar. Preferably one with the pour spout at the bottom. A good one goes anywhere from $20-$50 depending on size. Then pick a fruit or whatever you’d like to try…so, we’ll say watermelon since it’s my favorite and adds a great kick to a cosmopolitan. Slice it to fit in the jar (mine will hold aprx. 1/3 of a whole watermelon) but make sure you deseed it before putting it in the jar. Once it’s in the jar, pour the vodka of your choice in until all the watermelon is covered. Some people let theirs infused for 3 or 4 days , but I like mine with a little more flavor so it’s usually 6 days for me. Last but not least, enjoy!
    Oh, and the spiked watermelon also makes for a great treat.
    FYI- I made starburst infused vodka last week and it was delish!

  44. Celebitchy says:

    Thanks Mari – I will see if I can get an infusion jar and will try this! It sounds amazing. Kitten I have not heard of Stoli Doli but I googled it and it looks really delicious. Oh damn, this is going to get me into trouble. Thanks you guys!

  45. truthSF says:

    Thanks to you Mari, I doubt I will be able to stay sober over the weekend, hehehe!

  46. Guest says:

    If you like olives in your salads, but find artichokes to be chewy and/or rough . . . maybe try checking out the jars of cut artichokes in light oil that are sold at Costco? Sometimes the outer layer is a bit rough. I peel it off, mix it with just Romaine lettuce, and it is one of the quickest, tastiest, and most healthful salads I’ve ever made, imho.

  47. Maritza says:

    Angelina should buy Brad some “Beano”, it really works wonders.

  48. BethL says:

    Now I know why Brad and Angelina are always on tabloid covers and blogs. People will believe the most ridiculous and farfetched stories about them. I just don’t get it.

  49. Mistral says:

    wtf? lol

  50. crazydaisy says:

    personally, i wouldn’t have a problem with it. i fart like crazy in bed.

    p.s. fortunately my farts don’t smell. they’re just noisy as hell.

    p.p.s. unfortunately, i’d rather sleep with angie than brad. meaning, she’s worth getting the farting situation under control, mr. pittskis.

  51. crazydaisy says:

    @ bethL – don’t you mean fart-fetched?

  52. dr_bambi says:

    An artichoke liqueur exists, called Cynar: – now you too can know what artichoke infused vodka tastes like…..

  53. Maria says:

    Beth, I am sure that you meant to say: “People will believe the most ridiculous and fartfetched stories about them”

  54. 6 says:

    I am so not a fan of Angelina and Brad but I have to admit that they get the most ridiculous stories made up about them. This one takes first place.

  55. Camille says:

    LOL hilarious story.

    @nnn: Completely and utterly agree with you. Great comment.

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