Star: Brad Pitt is 49 years old and he loves to wear Man-Spanx, okay?

Here are some photos of Brad Pitt earlier this week at LAX. To the naked eye, he looks as lean as always, although Brad knows what every lady knows: black is slimming, and mask your problem areas by drawing the eye to your strengths. Brad feels like his strengths are his face, his neck, his check and his shoulders. That’s what his outfit says – it says “Top front, look at the top front.” Does Brad ever have a moment of “Does my butt look big in these pants?” Does he ever lament his bygone six-pack? Does he have a small muffin top? Well, Brad might think he has some problem areas, at least according to Star Magazine. They claim Brad has taken to wearing Man Spanx.

Does Brad Pitt wear Spanx? A source says Brad has been sporting a girdle to control his pudgy midsection recently.

“They minimize the bad and accent the good,” an insider explains of Brad’s new shapewear from Spanx’s men’s collection. “He’s close to 50 and is showing his age.”

But Brad says he’s fine with getting older: “I like aging. With age comes wisdom.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

The fact that that Spanx HAS a menswear line should tell you everything – men care about this stuff too. Men worry about muffin tops. Men worry about bulgy thighs. Men worry about their butts looking big in a particular pair of pants. So, if the Spanx fit, why not wear them? Are we supposed to say that only women can care about this stuff? That only women can have these kinds of small vanities?

… But you know what I wonder? Do Man-Spanx make a man’s bulge look smaller too? Because I bet that’s a dealbreaker for a lot of dudes. I wonder if Man-Spanx comes in varieties where there’s extra padding in the crotch? I bet dudes would love that.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. That girl says:

    Gosh he’s handsome, no?

    • Joanna says:

      oh yeah……

    • Faye says:


      But then beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

      • V4Real says:

        When George and Brad used to be photographed together a lot (esp during those Oceans Movies press junkets) I always said out of the two I would take George. That’s because my specific type is dark. I perfer dark dark haired men but I wouldn’t kick Brad out of my bed if he jumped in.
        He is a good looking man; I’m just not feeling that beard on him. Not buying the Spanx story.

      • lulu says:

        You have to admit the man is goodlooking, even more so than the “pretty boy” Brad Pitt. As for the spanx story, that’s beyond ridiculous, if you said Alec Baldwin, I’d believe it in a heartbeat, but Brad has always kept himself in great shape, it’s just steffi huvane throwing out his nasty lies and seeing what he can make stick. Steffi also tried with the “Brad is balding” nonsense (only because aniston’s gigolo is bald), but that didn’t work, so he’s moved on to something else.

    • Gwyneth says:

      No. His beauty was his power not his talent. Now when his pretty face and body are gone nobody give a shit anymore. He doesn’t age well. He looks like overcooked, wrinkled potato.

    • Lucy says:

      Old Man Brad is hotter than younger Brad to me

      • Jenny says:

        I really loved “Legends of the Fall” Brad (maybe it was more the character than his looks), but I actually find him more handsome now than in his very early years, only with no beard though.

        He looks slim to me; I’m not buying this story. Usually when men gain too much weight they show it in the face and neck and he just doesn’t look puffy or pudgy to me.

      • Irishae says:

        @ Jenny

        Yep. To me, the Legends of the Fall Brad is the ONLY Brad. This dude is alright, I wouldn’t kick him out of bed. But OMG he was a beautiful specimen in that movie. I remember thinking, “This must be the most gorgeous human being that ever existed. Get out of the frame Julia Ormond!”

      • Malak says:

        I prefer the Brad of today too, Lucy! Definitely wiser, taking care of a big family, and still handsome.

    • Shannon says:

      He’s damn sexy.

    • Nev says:


  2. Joanna says:

    I don’t buy that story.

    • i'm french don't kill me says:


      • Arock says:

        @ella- Manx. Cause some times it matters what you put it in.
        *from the makers of the Bro*

    • Cece says:

      I don’t either. It’s clear that the man is slim when you look at his hips/jeans. The man is not carrying much fat on him.

      • ella says:


        Spanx headquarters: “How can we make people realize we have a menswear line, too?”

        “I know, let’s start a rumor about Brad Pitt wearing Spanx! All the gossip blogs will write about it! Free PR!”

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I call complete BS. Just a story to sell Man Spanx, lol.

      ETA: Ella I missed that you said pretty much the exact same thing. I’m moving too fast this morning…

    • Shannon says:

      Neither do I. Brad is ripped and always will be. I can’t see him EVER having a gut and to the point where he needs man spanx?? Yeah NO.

  3. K-rock says:

    He needs to shave and cut his hair. The beard and ponytail make him look so old.

    And the deep V tshirt with gold chains? *shudder*

  4. T.Fanty says:

    You may (quite rightly) slam me for double standards, but I would totally judge a man for wearing man spanx (*side eye to Russell Crowe).

    • Meredith says:

      If I didn’t know a man had them and found out later, I would be OK. But a man of mine? Never! No spanx for you, baby! Work out or wear something looser.

  5. LL says:

    Star must have ran out of stories to makeup/write about Brad Pitt b/c this one so silly. What next they’re going to say he wears hair extensions.

    • WTF says:

      They wrote he wore hair extensions a few weeks ago. LOL. Star magazine is pure garbage!

      • LL says:

        Or they can make up a story that he adds grey to his beard and wears glasses to appear more distinguish or he that adds lifts to his shoes. Just making up ridiculous stories like those are so funny.

      • i'm french don't kill me says:

        really? LOL

  6. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    He just doesn’t do it for me. Never has. I think it’s the way he speaks…it makes him sound less intelligent than he probably is.

    • Dinah says:

      Nor me. but it’s the package as a whole, not a singular item. Well, maybe the mouth shape. Ick.

      To each her own.

    • Faye says:

      Me 3! I remember when I was a teen and he was considered the hottest thing around, and he didn’t do anything for me. I was tall and more mature-looking, I guess, so my friends tried to get me to buy tickets to Legends of the Fall, since they thought I could pass for 17. I remember telling them he wasn’t worth getting in trouble for :).

      Time has not done him any favors, I think — to me he looks like a badly aging hillbilly. But to each their own!

      Also, I don’t believe the Spanx story, but it is funny to imagine asking Angelina to help him wriggle into his girdle.

    • ??? says:

      Me four. I never had a thing for Brad either. Even during his “prime.” I was in high school by the time he hit it big in Hollywood, so logistically speaking, I should have been a typical hormonal teen drooling over shirtless posters of him plastered all over my bedroom walls and ceiling. But alas, ’twas never the case.
      Didn’t feel it for him then. Haven’t ever felt it for him since. He has the tendency to sway too Euro-smarmy for my personal taste — regardless of his hair length — with the open-necked shirts/vees, the chains, the rings, the aviators … uh uh.
      I’ll credit him with not letting too much chest hair loose, though. In fact, it seems he has no chest hair in these pics at all.
      And no, he’s never struck me as the brightest crayon in the box. Maybe that’s also had something to do with my not really ever fancying him.
      This Star story is clearly BS, btw. Did it really even deserve coverage on CB?

  7. JL says:

    All I can think of is:


  8. lucy2 says:

    I don’t buy it. I don’t think his face has aged particularly well, but he still is in good shape.
    Though the idea of him being fine with a hobo beard but worrying about a muffin top is kind of funny.

  9. andrea says:

    LMAO I don’t even know anymore with the Star. They must be hurting for stories now that awards season is done.

  10. r says:

    dude take a shower

  11. anneesezz says:

    If I saw a guy in the real world wearing that outfit I would fall on the floor laughing. Is he also wearing a pinky ring? Anyone giving him a pass is doing it because it’s Brad Pitt. Be honest – he looks ridiculous. Maybe he’s having a midlife crisis.

    • cat says:

      I agree. I just think the way he looks lately is affected and just too too. The clothes and the whole look. The photos of him in Paris were just eh with the long coat, etc. (oh, might be same coat.) I was thinking Jennifer A. was better off in the end. And it’s not about looks, it’s about an attitude, a feeling he’s giving off. (Pinky ring. ha. I didn’t notice the chain originally. Please.)

      • cs says:

        Oh Yeah she’s better off. She’s engaged to an unemployed gigolo.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Cat, who wrote: “I was thinking Jennifer A. was better off in the end.”

        And here it is … I’ve been waiting for one of you to say it: “Brad was hotter, harder, and WAY better looking when he was with sweet, innocent, ‘all natural’ Jen!”

        Brad has ‘always’ gone grunge when he wasn’t working. And he seems to like it, but more importantly, Angie seems to like it, or she likes that he gives less-than-a-damn what everybody else thinks about how he looks.

        There’s something to be said about being authentic and true to yourself, you know. So you’re probably right about Jen being better off without Brad.

      • Eve says:

        Unless Pitt is four-fingered like The Simpsons, he’s not wearing a band on his pinky but on his ring finger (you know, the one located between the middle and the little fingers).

    • Mona says:

      Jealous haters going to hate. Hes doing better than your negative self.

  12. marie says:

    wouldn’t Spanx hurt their junk though or would there be tucking involved? as you can see, I have no idea.

  13. bns says:

    He’s seriously channeling Angelina Jolie circa 1999 in these photos.

    • Kim says:

      Really? she wore gold chains in 99? Brad doesn’t care about looking Hot if he did he would shave or dye beard and get a haircut.Story from Star is BS as usual but since they used Brad it will get alot of web hits as opposed to Russell Crowe,Richard Gere,Clooney,etc

      • DeltaJuliet says:

        I actually think he goes in the other direction and works at NOT being hot. He was so pretty for a long time and I think he just got tired of being known mostly for that.

      • Rhea says:

        I was thinking the same. I’m not a fan of him. But I could see that he could easily go back to his “old” look just by cutting his hair and shaving his beard. IF he wants to.

  14. mkyarwood says:

    Whatever. Mr. Darcy had to wear corsets.

  15. Cathy says:

    Man spanx or not, I wouldn’t boink him if he was the last man on earth. He doesn’t do a thing for me. Give me

  16. The Original G says:

    NO, no. Sources said he liked to be SPANKED.

    I’m there for you, Brad.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      LOL!! He and Angie probably take turns spanking each other … and I mean that in a good way, too. 🙂

  17. Eli says:

    People age and the metabolism slows down. Add some marijuana on a daily basis, and yes, the mid section really blossoms!!! He is NOT a youngster anymore and it is time to stop getting stoned daily….

    • WTF says:

      Unless you live with Brad Pitt (and you don’t)you have no idea IF he spokes pot on a daily basis.

  18. vvvoid says:

    That pronounced square jawline that drove me to the edge of hormonal madness when I was a kid is now turning against him, slowly turning into jowls…

    I still love him.

    I guess I love him more for not working out obsessively.

  19. lisa2 says:

    Such BS..

    Show me a picture of Brad Pitt out of shape or fat.

  20. evyn says:

    The Man-Spanx are usually the tank top variety to wear under shirts. Men who wear a lot of tight shirts & t-shirts wear these. Not Brad’s style.

  21. RHONYC says:

    he’s gonna rock the sh*t outta 50! like wow! 😮

    • truthSF says:

      yes he will RHONYC…just like Tony Goldwyn, who at age 53 (in May) looks sooo much hotter then he ever did in his 30s.

  22. Joyce says:

    When he does look good, he has something done. When he doesn’t, he lost his looks. Damn he does and damn he doesn’t. Maybe he doesn’t care. He has been there done that. Brad is not as superficial as he used to be when he was with Aniston. Perhaps, he only dresses up when he needs to.

    • evyn says:

      Exactly. When actresses gain 5 lbs., she is fat. If they lose 5 lbs., then she is anorexic.

    • Eli says:

      @RHONYC…You really must get out more! The older he gets, the worse he looks… Age has not bee good to him!!!

      • truthSF says:

        To you Eli, let the woman have HER OWN opinion about the man.

        Damn, get off her jock.

      • RHONYC says:

        @ truthSF

        “get off her jock.”


        ha! thanx for that!

        i just laughed out loud for realz!!!

        😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  23. says:

    This story is BS. Dude is tiny and it’s not like he goes around wearing skin tight t-shirts.

    I miss Fight Club Brad.

  24. nuzzybear says:

    Guys like to adjust things down there too much for man-Spanx to really catch on, I think. Padding would only make the situation worse – and a lot warmer.

    They would have to adjust where the strategic crotch hole is positioned for it to work out – then they could keep their standing pee privileges.

    Can’t believe I put that much thought into it…

    • JenD says:

      @nuzzybear – I had those same thoughts re crotch hole placement. Can’t believe I put thought into it, either.

  25. diva says:

    He looks good! I love facial hair on guys. Only thing I’m not loving about his look is the ponytail.

  26. lisa2 says:

    Brad is probably the ONLY man in hollywood that people spend so much time analyzing every aspect of his appearance. I see other men with long hair, shaggy beards, wearing all black.. whatever.

    Yet Brad is watched as closely as women. And the comments are so catty. LOL. I was looking at some of the men people here are screaming are so hot. And really some look so average and run of the mill. And I’m sure if they were walking around no one would give them a second thought.

    It’s really interesting that Brad’s appearance and such is such a hot topic.

    • Original A says:

      He’s still handsome, in my opinion. George, Brad, Angelina, and Denzel
      are some of the few true movie stars we have left (awards nominations, impossibly good looking, etc) and I think that plays into the scrutiny.

    • pwal says:

      I’ve said this many times before but I suspected that some of these disgruntled female fans expected him to behave like a woman because he is as pretty or even prettier than most women. He was certainly prettier than the first wife.

      The way haters go in on Angelina for getting with Brad, I sometimes thought of the hell Ingrid Bergman went through; but maybe Brad is Bergman, sans the kids the the previous marriage. Think about it – both were beautiful, both were married, but clearly wasn’t satisfied with their circumstances, and both leaving their marriage, caused a $h!tstorm when they left it. Roberto Rossellini didn’t catch hell for being the other man, mainly because he wasn’t part of the HW establishment – he has his own thing going in Europe, and because he was a man. Angelina caught a lot of hell, but of course, she was probably used to it because buttaface Dern threw some shade at her (while the world continues to ignore the shade that Dern carried with her before BBT and after he ditched her). And JMO, if something were to happen between Brad and Angelina, resulting in a breakup (heaven forbid), he will probably get an Oscar, like Bergman did after her breakup with Bergman.

      • Mona says:

        “He was certainly prettier than the first wife.”
        Yes. Nods head very enthusiastically while grinning.

  27. Lbeees says:

    LOL “top front”. Haha. What all ladies know.

  28. skuddles says:

    Still a very handsome guy – in fact, I much prefer his looks now over his younger pretty boy days.

  29. KellyinSeattle says:

    Whether or not the spanx, I say so what? Whatever works, and he’s looking good at 49.

  30. Claudia says:

    Oh man, I can’t get with the man spanx. I also hope to go through life sans spanx *cross fingers* 😉

  31. Nikita says:

    It is a hilarious Story, just like the Story, JA only uses Vaseline for her newly puffy Skin. ahahahahahahahha but hey, maybe she calls her Juvaderm/Restylane Injections Vaseline 😉

  32. Rena says:

    Brad never takes off that necklace he said Angelina gave him which the jeweler who made it says has a secret message engraved on the tablet diamond. He has gold bands on both hands……….Ring finger on right hand and middle finger on left hand.

    He is still lean, has no need of mspanx yet lol. And he has been wearing lots of black lately probably cause it makes wardrobe selection easy. I do the same thing.

    Star is always like The Sun making up whatever is printed. Those tabs make good linings in trash bins.

  33. 90291 says:

    Brad Pitt and I were the same age 10 years ago. Every couple of years he turns another year older in the past 6 or so years. He has been holding at 49 for a while now…dude is 50 or 51 and that is a fact. I dont care what wiki says

  34. Ms Kay says:

    It’s not a journey, every journey ends but wrinkles pile on,
    The world turns and age turns with it,
    Abs disappear and pudgy takes over,
    But whereever I go, there you are, my anti-ageing cream, my rebellious hair, my girdle…

    Spanx N°5. Inevitable.

  35. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    He looks like William H Macy now.

    • Irishae says:

      I should be mad at you. I have a terrible hacking cough and you just made me laugh! It hurts! 🙂

  36. vvvoid says:

    Just to be clear, I think Brad is and forever will be exceptionally beautiful.
    I just worry that his drinking might undo that prematurely. This is a man who has the ability to be gorgeous at 80. While that is not the most important thing to accomplish at 80, by far, he is one of the few who could without a nip or tuck.

  37. spinner says:

    Just looking at the pics…this is not a happy man. It looks like he has thrown in the towel.

    • lisa2 says:

      Of course you think he is not happy. I mean he was only happy with her.

      You need to really let it go. Brad Pitt doesn’t have to be in a relationship he is not happy in. He has shown that he will walk away if it is not what he wants.

      Hard I know for you and her fans to get. But that is the fact.

      • spinner says:

        Who is her?? Jen? I certainly wouldn’t wish him back on Jen. I think she’s had quite enough of him, obviously. Brad is responsible for his own state of affairs & by the looks of him — it isn’t going well.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Spinner, who wrote: “Just looking at the pics…this is not a happy man. It looks like he has thrown in the towel.”

      (Blinks) Exactly which pictures are you looking at? Or better, in which picture above does he seem unhappy? He’s smiling in the second picture and seems to be patiently enduring the Paps in his face in the first and third picture.

      But hey, at least you got your quota of insults in on this thread.

      @Spinner, again, who wrote: “Who is her?? Jen? I certainly wouldn’t wish him back on Jen. I think she’s had quite enough of him, obviously. Brad is responsible for his own state of affairs & by the looks of him — it isn’t going well.”

      You wouldn’t wish him back with Jen, but that doesn’t stop you from ‘dreaming’ that he was stronger, happier, hotter, and better looking when he was with Jen, does it?

      And by the looks of Brad above, it seems to be going extremely well. He looks like a man who is anxious to get home to his woman and his kids. 🙂

  38. kiki says:

    Oh the thought. Brad puffing and huffing as he painfully squeezes his fat self into some laytex, stretchy pants. I wonder if he parades around Angelina and says, “Do I *still* look fat? What do you think, my little twizzle stick?” 🙂

  39. Janna says:

    He wears foundation to cover acne scars so i wouldnt put it past him to wear spanx. He seems vain. An ageing pretty boy is gonna be as worried about looking good as an ageing starlet.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      LOL!! Oh yeah, he’s ‘really’ vain. That’s why looks and dresses like that. 🙂

  40. bohemia says:

    Sexy 🙂

  41. neer says:

    Ever since Brad is with Angelina, he is more productive & has a purpose-driven life. He doesn’t feel empty anymore.

    He may be older now but as the saying goes, “IT’S NOT HOW OLD YOU ARE BUT HOW YOU ARE OLD.”

    With the kind of life that Brad is having at present, I don’t think he will ever trade his life now to his past, miserable pretentious life. I haven’t seen him expressed so much satisfaction with having a significant other in the person of Angie & having created a wonderful family with her. His statements are pronouncements of a really happy man. He was glad & very proud that he made difficult, major choices & decisions in life, satisfied & very inspired that he made the right ones.

    “I am in love and I have the most beautiful family. What else can a guy want? I am the happiest man ever.”

    “…this is certainly where I want to be. Here with them. I think this is the pinnacle. Even as I’m bound to this thing, in a way I’m freer than I’ve ever been.”

    “I have love in my life, a soul mate–absolutely”

    “Our family is the base that gives Angie and me the long tether to go out and do all these other things. It’s a big step we’ve taken. We’ve put down roots together. As Angie and I carve out our time as a couple, we carve out our lives as individuals.”

    “We always say openly and sometimes bluntly if there is anything wrong. We are so unbelievably close to each other – in the way we think and the way we live,”

    “Being with my family means the world to me.”

    “There’s no greater inspiration than family.”

    “I put much more emphasis on being a satisfied man. I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much.”

    “My life is my family, And I want to protect them from everything.”

    “One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She’s such a great mom. Oh, man, I’m so happy to have her. ”

    “I’ve never felt richer – I mean life rich. Kids illuminate you as much as you illuminate them. I’m prouder of the family I’ve built with Angie than anything I’ve done individually.”

    “I don’t like being separated from my family”

    • anna says:

      umm, brad’s publicist by any chance?

    • Aagje says:

      Wow, obsessed much?

      I can understand having an interest in someone’s life (even if you have never nor ever will have a personal relationship with IRL) but this is taking it a bit too far…

      • lisa2 says:

        Yet people never say this about other celeb fans that know a lot about them. NOR do they say this about sports fans and such.

        Fans know about the celebs they like. Some people remember quotes and things from interview. My boyfriend could quote you stats about baseball, basketball and golf. Tell you who won what game 10 years ago. Scores and everything. I don’t care about it. But I sure as hell don’t think he is strange because he is interested and knows these things.

        but this crap is only said about the JP fans. Like it or not the fans are informed. and so freaking what.

        and FYI

        Brad nor Angie have a publicist.

      • Mona says:

        ITA Lisa2. Its very incredibly common for fans of an actor or singer or sports star to remember details. And even without that there is such a thing as Google which only takes a few seconds to come up with quotes or data. All Neer did was google quotes that show Brad is a happy man, to contrast spinner. Thats all. Probably only took a minute or 2 all up to google and copy/paste. Hardly any effort. Any retard can do that. Why the over-reaction and fuss by Aagje who knows but they’ve got a huge stick up their ass. Why people viciously attack JP fans over something everyone does at one point or another is so hypocritical and immature. I know Aniston fans that can recite the name of every Friends episode shes been in and even tell you what season a certain episode is from. Big….fucking…deal! Aaje needs to get a life.

      • Aagje says:

        @ Lisa2

        This is not to me about the Jolie-Pitts personally. No matter what thread, had anyone posted a similar above comment, my reaction would have been exactly the same.

        And it’s a difference between knowing facts and actually looking up old interviews and copying and pasting them into one well-rounded post. Despite it taking only a few seconds through Google.

        They are people, all celebs are and we don’t know them. We judge them, certainly but we don’t know them and all we ever do is guesswork. And what annoys me is that so many people seem to forget that and vehemently defend someone they don’t even know.

        And Mona, I’m not the one reacting over the top about a single little comment. I made an observation, to which I believe I am entitled. Despite the massive stick in my ass and the lack of a life, no?

  42. ZenB!tch says:

    He’s never been my type from the neck up. I like them a little darker but I have always been a fan from the neck down and I don’t think he needs Man-Spanx yet. The guy has been working out all his life. I don’t think he’s old enough to need them. If it weren’t part of his livelihood to work out incessantly for the last 30 years, then yes he is no Spring Chicken but with his regimen and the fact that his weight has not fluctuated nor has he ever pulled a Bale, (or a Madonna) I think he won’t have issues until he is 60. At that point, I would have lipo vs Man-Spanx. If the rest is decent it seems like a better option – the Spanx line may show/

  43. Mona says:

    Lol Neer, those quotes are the perfect burn for the Jen loons.

  44. Shaz says:

    …but sometimes age comes alone

  45. Lexi says:

    Brad has always been super fit, i doubt he wears man-spanx