Melissa Etheridge actually didn’t want Brad Pitt to be her sperm donor in the ’90s


I don’t really follow Melissa Etheridge’s drama anymore. I tapped out long ago, although I did follow the controversy several years ago, when Melissa basically threw a tantrum in the press about Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. Melissa – who is a breast cancer survivor – basically said that no one should make proactive medical choices, that it’s “fearful” and “not brave” to cut out healthy tissue, even if you carry the BRCA1 gene (like Angelina). Melissa was once very close to Brad Pitt, back when he was with Jennifer Aniston. Brad & Jennifer were couple-friends with Melissa and her then-partner Julie Cypher. Back in 2014, Melissa appeared on Watch What Happens Live and Andy Cohen asked her some flat questions about Brad, Angelina and Jennifer, and the vibe I got was that after all of these years, Melissa is still “Team Aniston,” and that Melissa and Brad are no longer friends. Keep that in mind.

Melissa Etheridge has opened up about selecting a sperm donor for her two children, saying Brad Pitt was a serious contender to be the baby daddy. Etheridge met her then-partner Julie Cypher in 1988, and Cypher gave birth to the couple’s first child, Bailey, in 1997. Their second bub, Beckett, followed a year later. While there was plenty of speculation about who fathered the kids, Rolling Stone magazine revealed in 2010 that their biological father was musician David Crosby, from Crosby, Stills & Nash. But in an interview with Angela Bishop on Studio 10, the singer says Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt could’ve been their dad.

“Well actually, he (Brad Pitt) was such a good friend of mine. And we did consider it,” the 54-year-old said. “And yet, I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, ‘I don’t want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don’t need another parent — they have two.’ Of course, my teenagers now are like, ‘I could have had Brad Pitt (as my dad)!’ My son said, ‘I could’ve been amazingly handsome!’

“It’s one of the reasons why David Crosby and his wife are so perfect — because they (already) had children. They were looking to do this as a gift. And my children are lovely and gorgeous anyway.”

[From Page Six]

Since I’m a ‘90s Girl, I remember the rampant speculation about the donor and whether or not it was Brad Pitt. A lot of people truly believed it was Pitt, and a lot of people were truly disappointed that it was David Crosby. Long run, though, I wonder if Brad would have even said yes to her. Melissa makes it sound like she rejected Brad outright, but it’s perfectly possible he would have said no. Also, in the long run… that was a good call to not use Brad Pitt as a donor, especially since Melissa is so fervently Team Aniston and anti-Jolie-Pitt these days.

Vintage Pitt, for your viewing pleasure. God, the ‘90s were so awesome.



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  1. jeanpierre says:

    Yay for vintage Pitt!! He sure aged like milk. Surgery botched his beautiful face, crying shame.

    • Snazzy says:

      I watched The Big Short yesterday – I quite liked the scruffy beard and the geeky professor clothes. Maybe I had my Pitt filters on though 🙂

      • Georgia says:

        I was shocked on Big Short and took me a long time to recognise him. He was such an eye candy back in the day.

    • Maya says:

      Vintage Brad was pretty boy good looking and I find him more sexier and handsome now then I did a decade or so ago.

      • tegteg says:

        I agree, he was almost TOO pretty in the 90’s. It’s almost unfathomable a man can be that beautiful. I think as he’s aged his face has become more masculine and now I find him quite handsome…. it’s easier for me to drool over a guy who isn’t prettier than me 🙂

      • jeanpierre says:

        I could maybe agree if he aged naturally but he didn’t and I think his face is off now, in a Ben Affleck way.

      • Maya says:

        Sorry I don’t agree with Brad not being natural – to me he looks older and a bit weight gain but otherwise he looks the same.

      • tegteg says:

        I think he WAS natural, for a very long time… but the 2016 Oscars he definitely had some botox or tweaking done. Those large forehead wrinkles he had were GONE. That doesn’t just happen. Angie also does some light tweaking, so it’s not surprising he would finally opt for it. Kudos to him for going so long without it, but I wish he would’ve held off indefinitely. He didn’t need it. That said, whatever he did was subtle… he’s not Tom Cruisin’ it, at least.

      • perplexed says:

        I think Brad Pitt was always more good-looking because of his body than his face. His face obviously isn’t ugly, but put a chubby looking body on the guy, and I wonder if people would have swooned over his face as much. Although to be fair, most people’s faces wind up being considered great if the body is in shape.

      • Insomniac says:

        Agreed — he did nothing for me back in the 90s. I actually like his looks better as an older man.

      • LAK says:

        Perplexed: Have you seen Brad’s brother Doug? Identical yet chubby. And i think he is better looking than the chiselled Brad.

        And here is Doug in motion in an ad he made for Virgin Australia

        Their looks are from their mother who is a very beautiful woman. All the kids [Brad, Doug and Lisa] look like her.

      • Gina says:


        The truth of the matter is, Brad is one of the most photographed men in the world. He typically makes movies back to back to back and when he’s not doing that he’s candidly shot by papz. That’s very little time to be caught in bandages and post surgical procedures – also there’s been no pics of Brad exiting clinics wrapped in shawls, dark glasses with his hand covering his mouth, like his ex wife aniston is, on the regular.

        A little more truth, Brad’s last red carpet was in late Jan at the golden globes or sag – where he made the appearance with Gosling on stage. I know the haters here would like people to believe everyone was dissing his looks, or speculating, but the facts are, much like most here on celebitchy they were SWOONING over him, as usual.

        It was only the irrational, still bitter fanistons circa 2005 that were psychotically inferring he was Michael Douglas 2.0. At the most, he had a skin treatment, like he has had over the years when his ex dragged him in to her facial spas, but i think it was just his clean shaven-ness, and zero facial hair hiding the beauty.

        HAters were reminded, yep…still Brad Pitt, damm. Lol

        It was like they hated he looked not only better than his same aged peers (see depp, cruise, clooney, affleck, Damon) but the fact that he smoked gawky gosling – really set them off. It was delicious to behold their rage. Haha.

        Nothing encapsulates their ‘source’ bitterness than that second pic up top with him and the ex. Those were the days before her last two nose jobs, fillers and jaw realignment and you could definitely see why he was called the ‘pretty’ one in the relationship much to Jen’s consternation, and why she got tagged as Dustin Hoffman’s twin. lol It’s also why her same fans still lash out today at HIM. THAT is it in a nutshell. The fact that he hooked up with his equal in beauty, just further enraged them.

        Back to Etheridge. Let me just say ugh. First off, on Cohen’s show, Etheridge actually admitted she wasn’t close to Aniston, so using her as a reason why she lashed out at Angie, even Etheridge said was ridiculous- youtube it.

        Secondly, It’s insane to think Brad Pitt would have ever consented to sharing his child, especially with a woman like Etheridge who wasn’t known for stable relationships herself. Etheridge is on her what? 5th wife/partner? Etheridge could have made herself crystal clear and said she was considering asking him – but had not… but instead she makes it seem like whether he was the donor was up to her. Riiiiight. Bahaha.

        In 1997 Pitt had just ended a relationship with Paltrow who may have cheated, he was broken up and on rebound when he met the ‘tv girl,’ it’s highly doubtful he would have added to his own emotional tumultuous upheaval by fathering a child with a lothario like Etheridge. Underneath it all, Brad is a traditional guy in that he will be the one raising his own kids with their mother, his partner/wife. As sad as he was in 97, he wouldn’t have gone there.

      • Amanda says:

        True. I’m not crazy about pretty boys. I like more manly looking men.

    • Josefina says:

      ’90s Brad was too pretty for my taste. I think he looked his best at the mid-late ’00s. Mr. and Mrs. Smith was porn without sex. They both looked SO HOT in that movie.

      I think Brad still looks great, especially for a 50 year old.

    • jeanpierre says:

      I’m not sure why you telling me all that about haters, Rachel and all. I don’t feel concerned about that at all, because I am French living in France and here we don’t care at all about celebrity adultery, especially from dinosaur times.
      I don’t know if he went under the knife or had non-invasive surgery, I don’t have the technic words about that anyway. All I’m saying is he did something I don’t like to his face. Tegteg said it better than me. BP did no work until he did, I don’t like the results and I’m also a little saddened about it because I wish he kept his perfectly fine naturally aging face. Just like I’m saddened by Johnny Depp actual face for different reasons.

      • Polly says:

        Agree with Jeanpierre, noticing that Brad has done something to his face that makes it look odd, does not equal being a hater or hung up on ancient history that normal people don’t know or care about. Botox, fillers and lasers don’t require downtime. He has had something done and it’s taken away the handsome, similar to what happened to Affleck.

      • lisa2 says:

        I don’t think Brad has done anything to his face. People were so crazy when he had the beard.. screaming and going nuts. he shaved for Moneyball and everyone was like OMG he’s hot again.. So I think like most men his age his face gets fuller. He looks different when he is clean shaven than when he has the goatee.. I have seen close up High rise pics and you see wrinkles and age on his face.

        I think he is a good looking man. And that all I got.

  2. Louise177 says:

    It doesn’t sound like she asked Brad at all, just thought about who could be a donor. I think it was best not to use Brad not because of how much she hates Angelina but even Melissa knew how much he wanted kids. Besides I don’t think Jennifer and Melissa are friends.

    • Mgsota says:

      Yeah, I dont know if she is really Team Aniston that much. Maybe she liked Jennifer more than Angelina but Melissa was around through Juliette Lewis and Goopy…so she probably wasn’t too attached to one particular gal.

  3. Maya says:

    What it is with Jennifer Aniston’s friends who are team Jen to constantly attack Brad & Angelina? It’s been freaking 11 years and time to move on. Chelsea Handler, Jason Bateman, Melissa, Howard Stern etc are the few who still attacks the couple. This only shows me that no matter how much she protests, Jennifer is not over the whole thing. If she was, she will tell her friends to stop talking about them.

    Melissa needs to shut the he*l up as she is a vile woman – not only for the way she treated her ex partner but the way she shamed women who had masectomy done.

    I am willing to bet that it was Brad who said no and not Melissa. Brad has always said he wants to be a full time father so there is no chance he would have agreed to be a sperm donor. The can be seen by the way he loves his 6 children with Angelina – he spends he free time with them and even flies thousands of miles between shooting to just spend a few days with them and Angelina.

    Melissa is just using Brad’s name to get some publicity because otherwise majority of the media would have ignored her.

    • Izzy says:

      Exactly what I was going to say – considering she screwed around on her ex, Tammy Lynn Michaels, and the way she treated her, it’s laughable that Etheridge is “Team Jen.” Also, Jolie made an informed decision in consultation with her doctors. Unless Etheridge has the letters MD after her name and actually earned it, she should just STFU.

    • tracking says:

      Er, pretty sure Aniston and Etheridge aren’t friends any more either.

    • Nancy says:

      Maya: I see no comment from Jennifer. She’s busy living her life which doesn’t include Brad Pitt. So you’re correct, it’s time to move on. Amazes me how people still get so caught up and angry about anything even remotely connected to these people.

      • Maya says:

        Well – the other people I mentioned are friends with Jennifer and hangs out with her.

        Again – if Jennifer is over this and has moved on she will tell them to stop talking about them.

        And I don’t believe the argument that you can’t tell friends to stop talking about you and your personal life.

      • Nancy says:

        Kind of pointless to debate over this. Like I said, it’s been over a decade so who really cares, just the devotees to one party or the other that won’t let go.

    • Fa says:

      She was friend with Brad before he even met JA I don’t think she is friend with her (JA)

      • Flora says:

        This is true. She was friends with him since the early/mid nineties. Gwyneth Paltrow is even in one of her music videos during the time that she was with Brad.

      • Emma - The JP Lover says:

        @Flora, who wrote: “This is true. She was friends with him since the early/mid nineties. Gwyneth Paltrow is even in one of her music videos during the time that she was with Brad.”

        Actually, they were friends before that. Brad has said that he slept on Melissa’s couch when he first arrived in Los Angeles.

    • Naya says:

      “Brad has always said he wants to be a full time father so there is no chance he would have agreed to be a sperm donor.”

      Dont for a second think that egg and sperm donors are people who are indifferent about parenthood or detached from their children. In fact the exact opposite, they tend to be people who place high value in parenthood and are moved to provide that opportunity to others.

      • Maya says:

        I didn’t mean it like that and I am sorry if I sounded like that.

        I completely agree with what you said but I only meant that Brad wanted to be fully involved and not have any say in the upbringing.

      • Naya says:

        Ok, understand now.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      There is no comment here about Aniston. Apparently according to Kaiser she had commented on the past? But I do not think it is wrong at one point mention what people feel. She is not saying it now.

  4. Luca76 says:

    I’m pretty sure she was BFF with Pitt pre Aniston. It was sort of a right of passage for his girlfriends to appear in his music videos. Juliette Lewis and GOOP both did one.

    • roses says:

      Yeah I’m not really a fan of his and remember him being really close to Etheridge before he even dated her. By what Etheridge says up above, it seems he really wanted to be an involved parent when he did become one; and so she’s right it wouldn’t been fair to him or anyone involved going that route.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s how I interpret it too, and I too remember them being friends long before Jennifer was in the picture.

  5. Trin says:

    Panties in a wad, much?

  6. Gisy says:

    Hol’ up! Hol’ up! Conspiracy theory time, fellow celebitchers….. What if Melissa hates Brangelina because Brad left Aniston who couldn’t conceive (had fertility issues) for a younger woman who already had a kid. I mean, that would sure tick someone who knew them off majorly. And you know Aniston would have kids already if she could.
    Please I’m not diagnosing Jennifer, I’m just putting forward my stupid theory.

    • Brittney says:

      Well, since she “already had a kid” by way of adoption, not birth, the fertility theory doesn’t really hold up…

    • Maya says:

      Well Jennifer came out and said that adopting is not her thing, never been pregnant or had any miscarriage etc.

      Jennifer doesn’t want children which is fine but she would never admit to it because then people would side with Brad and say he was right to divorce her and get together with Angelina.

      Jennifer would never do anything to lose her poor me sympathy image – her whole career is based on that.

    • Tarsha says:

      If Aniston had problems conceiving, um, we’d all know by now. It would have been the perfect way for her to throw Brad under a bus again. Also, her best friend Courteney was really open about her infertility and problems conceiving, and started some foundation or some campaign for women to SPEAK OUT about it, and not hide in shame. So Aniston would have shared her experiences to help her Cox’ campaign to stop the silence around the issue. So the infertile issue, all round, does not hold water. On any level.

    • Bridget says:

      New conspiracy theory: what if they’re not friends because of the way Melissa treats her discarded partners? She’s an EPIC a-hole toward them.

    • Emma - The JP Lover says:

      @Gisy, who wrote: “What if Melissa hates Brangelina because Brad left Aniston who couldn’t conceive (had fertility issues) for a younger woman who already had a kid. I mean, that would sure tick someone who knew them off majorly. And you know Aniston would have kids already if she could.”

      Of course Jennifer Aniston could have kids already if she wanted … it’s called ‘Adoption.’ And there has never ‘ever’ been anything to suggest that Jennifer Aniston had fertility issues. If she had them, we would have read about them in her 2005 “Vanity Fair” interview.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        Agreed. Anniston understood that saying outright kids weren’t for her would hurt her image. It shouldn’t be that way but people tend to think women who dont want children are unnatural and she knows this.
        There’s no hidden dilemma it’s just not her thing.

    • Louise177 says:

      @Gisy: Aniston fans always make me LOL. If Jennifer was infertile we would know. She constantly talked about Brad and Angelina after the divorce. Why would she stay silent about something that would get her more sympathy. Also for 15 years, Jennifer was saying she can’t wait to have kids. I can’t imagine that people with fertility problems would get their hopes up or make light of having kids. It’s really baffling that her fans insist that Jennifer is dying to be a mother.

  7. Esmom says:

    No, son, Brad Pitt couldn’t have been your dad…if he was the donor you would not exist. Lol.

    Why is she even talking about this now? She strikes me as bitter and nasty, not just about Brangelina but about everything.

    • Snazzy says:

      Publicity I guess? I mean, when else is she talked about these days?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me, too. Judgmental, attention seeking grump. Can’t stand her ever since she came out with her brave if you do what I did/coward if you didn’t thing. Shad up.

  8. Emma - The JP Lover says:

    What’s interesting to me is Melissa’s confirmation of just how desperately Brad Pitt wanted children then (in the 1990’s). Not to stir up the shite, but I am now even more convinced that there is no way Brad Pitt asked Jennifer Aniston to marry him without kids being a large part of the pre-nuptial discussion.

    • Maya says:

      Shhhhh – you are not supposed to point that out.

      Brad has been saying for since 90s that he wants children and lots of them.

      Jennifer first said that he should be lucky to get one and then said she wants and always wanted children. Now – Jennifer has zero children and Brad has 6, pretty much shows the world how mismatched these two were and it does seem that Jennifer lied to him for years. First it was Friends and then her movie career…

    • Tarsha says:


    • P&J says:

      “Melissa’s confirmation”

      I think if she’s team aniston, she shot herself in the foot here. Aniston was desperate to refute claims that Brad left her because she’s a heartless anti-family type who didn’t want to give poor Brad all that he’d ever wanted in life: CHILDREN!!! She and her buddies played up her wanting children and AJ as a homewrecker. Truth is much more complex. Honestly, JA is a nice woman but such a bland character. I think Justin Theroux seems well matched with her though. Pitt’s better off with Angie Jolie.

  9. LAK says:

    i really understand her reasoning for rejecting brad Pitt even if it’s a hypotheical situation. The man’s biological clock was ticking so loud the entire world heard it, except for his *wife. Any woman involved with him would have been aware that is what he wanted, except his wife!!! This was a man who cried on talk shows about his biological clock. There is no way he would have donated sperm and then ignored the resulting children or accepted a lesser role in their lives. He wanted children badly and would have insisted on parenting them. she made a good call.

    *I’m not bashing Jen. She wanted Pitt, but not necessarily children. Even if one thinks it was calculated on her part, i don’t think she realised how pathological his need for children was and so placating him with ‘later or not yet’ would have seemed reasonable as it would to anybody else who wasn’t beholden to their biological clock.

    • tracking says:

      You don’t know what she wanted. They could have disagreed about timing, or she could have experienced fertility problems. Since the principals involved have not divulged the details to us (though Pitt himself said the assertion that the split was due to her not wanting children was BS), we just don’t know. But all water under the bridge, nice that both parties are happy and settled with suitable partners.

      • SloaneY says:

        I have known people who will tell everyone outright that they do not want children, while at the same time are desperately trying for children. Some people keep that kind of thing to themselves.

      • tracking says:

        Yes, it’s very personal and she’s pretty guarded in interviews.

      • LAK says:

        Tracking: Neither do you. I have made it very clear that i am not bashing Jen and i’m basing my comments on both their public statements which are not unreasonable given what else was going on in their lives.

        Jen wanted to wait, whilst he wanted kids immediately. To extent that he was crying about it on talk shows.

        Wanting to wait to have kids isn’t unreasonable. What is unfair is to shack up with someone who is desperate to have kids immediately. it’s unfair to them whilst also setting yourself up to look cold-hearted just because you want to wait.

        And that is why i think Melissa is right in her conclusion that Brad would have been a bad choice as a sperm donor because his desperation for kids wouldn’t have allowed him to be a lesser/non involved parent even though the resulting kids would have had 2 parents already.

      • Emma - The JP Lover says:

        @Tracking, who wrote: “You don’t know what she wanted. They could have disagreed about timing, or she could have experienced fertility problems.”

        LAK suggested that ‘timing’ was probably an issue, but she also suggested–and I completely agree with her–that Jennifer Aniston either had no idea (or–my opinion–just didn’t care) how very urgent and important Brad’s desire for children was. If you’re not feeling the same desperate urge / need for something, it’s hard for you to empathize with that urge / need.

        @SloaneY, who wrote: “I have known people who will tell everyone outright that they do not want children, while at the same time are desperately trying for children. Some people keep that kind of thing to themselves.”

        Yes, some people do, but this is a woman who gleefully spoofed being asked when she was going to have a baby in a Saturday Night Live skit in January 2004, which is not something women with fertility or any other issues and problems conceiving are prone do, and then she went on to boldly state … without any apparent angst or sadness at all … to the world in 2005 when asked about having children “I did, I do, I will!”

        Moreover, Jennifer Aniston brought up a dead boyfriend from 25-years ago–without any regard for the man’s widow, I might add–during her Oscar campaign. Do you doubt she would have mentioned her fertility problems, if she had them?

      • heidi321 says:

        Brad said that having kids didn’t feel right UNTIL ANGIE. Yes, his bio clock was ticking loud, but he clearly waited until he found a person he felt would be a great mother to his kids. Melissa & Jennifer might be “good” mothers to other kids, just not his- more guys should be that well thought out.

    • Emma - The JP Lover says:

      “*I’m not bashing Jen. She wanted Pitt, but not necessarily children. Even if one thinks it was calculated on her part, i don’t think she realised how pathological his need for children was and so placating him with ‘later or not yet’ would have seemed reasonable as it would to anybody else who wasn’t beholden to their biological clock.”

      Agreed. Thank you for expressing this so very, very well.

    • Bridget says:

      And who knows, maybe it was something she thought she wanted until it was actually time.

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Yeah, or maybe she just changed her mind. Or when the relationship hit the skids but wasn’t over, she didn’t want to bring a kid into that.

      • heidi321 says:

        Nobody knows what goes on between 2 people, but, based on the openly “not sure if we’re going to last (see what happens)” and “I’m happier when he’s gone for months at a time”, “it’s a merger”, and “he’s not the love of my life” comments that went on way before Brad even met Angie, they were very smart not to bring kids into such a miserable and unstable relationship. Kids don’t deserve to be in such misery and uncertainty.

    • Colette says:

      If Jennifer wanted to be a mother.She would be a mother by now.

      • Emma - The JP Lover says:

        @Colette, who wrote: “If Jennifer wanted to be a mother.She would be a mother by now”

        Yes … SO this!

      • Pepper says:

        It’s not always that simple. Surrogacy is a bit of an ethical minefield, not everyone is comfortable with it. Adoption also has it’s issues, and isn’t for everyone. A lot of people won’t touch foreign adoption with a bargepole because there are major ethical issues there, and when you’re dealing with domestic adoption, the majority of the babies and children available for adoption have been quite badly abused or neglected, or have serious health issues. Few people are capable of being a good parent to those those children, and it’s always disastrous when people can’t admit that they aren’t one of those few.

        If you don’t want that, but still want to adopt, you’re looking at about a decade of waiting, hoping, learning your getting a baby and then being told the mother is keeping it…many, many people can’t deal with that and would rather get on with their lives. It’s one thing to decide young that you want to adopt, or find out when your young that you’ll never be able to have a biological child. But if you’re in your mid to late 30’s when you find out it’s never gonna happen, whether because of infertility or not finding the right person or just time running out, gearing up for another decade of trying and hoping isn’t something many people want to do.

        I know many childless people who very much wanted children, and had the means to explore different options, but decided against it, or gave up after a few years. One friend tried IVF for years, and by the end of it she felt like if she kept trying to have a child, by the time she eventually had one she was going to be so mentally broken down she wouldn’t actually be able to be a parent. She had to move on.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      The proof about your statement is that she has none and he has six. She could have done like Charlize and Sandra but didn’t. Nothing wrong with that but it’s a deal breaker for most couples.

    • pwal says:

      Not crazy about the use of ‘pathological’ when it comes to BP wanting to be a father. If he went out and impregnated randoms, like Dennis Rodman’s daddy and to a lesser extent, Jude Law, then yeah, that would be pathological.

      It’s interesting (read: insane) how so many females are willing to diminish Brad’s feelings about fatherhood and his role as father to his kids just because he ditched Aniston. And ironically, a so-called friend, ME, was the first to do it and latest to articulate this bizarre contention that a man wanting to be a father is a negative.

      It’s ridiculous.

  10. Kath says:

    Firstly, I don’t think Etheridge and Aniston were ever really friends – the friendship was with Brad Pitt, so I don’t know where this “Team Aniston” stuff is coming from, considering neither party has even been seen together for the past 10+ years.

    Secondly, I don’t think Brad Pitt was ever asked to “donate”, and I seriously doubt he would have agreed in any case, given that he’s was a fairly conservative midwestern guy who wanted his own kids.

    • Maya says:

      A conservative Midwestern man who not adopt 3 children and treat them as his own.

      A conversation man would also not be okay with never ever having any biological children as well. Angelina confessed that Brad was okay with not having any biological children and that he loved Maddox and Zahara as his own. That decision and the love Brad showed on the two children convinced her that he would never differentiate between adopted and biological children. That was what made her agreed to have biological children with him.

      • Maya says:

        Well thanks to autocorrect I will write it again.

        I meant a conservative Midwestern man would not adopt and treat them as his own.

        A conservative man….

      • Easypeasy123 says:

        Uh what? All kinds of people adopt and love the children as their own. I know a very conservative pastor from omg the Midwest! Who has adopted two lovely daughters and loves then as his own. He also very much loves his wife who struggles with fertility issues. You don’t know what you’re talking about

      • Maya says:

        My reply was to Kath who said a conservative man would want his own.

        Btw being conservative means being averse to change and holding traditional values. Adopting is not considered traditional is many religions.

      • Easypeasy123 says:

        But having a family is traditional. Most of the people I’ve known that adopted were conservative Christians.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I think that is a ridiculous statement. I know several very conservative men who have adopted children. They couldn’t have biological children with their wives, so they chose to adopt. Wasn’t one of Ronald Reagan’s children adopted? He was conservative. Where did you get that crazy idea?

      • FingerBinger says:

        @GNAT Ronald and Jane Wyman adopted 2 kids. Mitt Romney’s son adopted a black kid. John McCain’s adopted daughter is Bangladeshi.

      • Maya says:

        @Easy & Goodnames – I think we view the word conservative differently.

        I personally think conservative means being traditional, don’t like changes, dont like adopting or IVF, don’t stand for same sex marriages etc.

        I could be wrong but that’s what I was taugh what conservative means.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Conservative, to me, means traditional, but traditional doesn’t mean against adoption to me. Adoption is not a shocking new idea. It has been around for centuries. I forget where you’re from? Maybe it’s a cultural difference. But I would say a conservative person is cautious about change, not completely against it, at least in the U.S. People who are completely against change would be to the very far right, more extreme than just conservative, if that makes sense.

      • Jayna says:

        You make zero sense. Most all of the adoptions going on in Africa are by very religious christians. The go over there on missions and then later adopt children. That’s who is adopting a lot in poor countries, very conservative Christians.. And all of my cousins who are adopted or friends who are adopted were adopted by very conservative Christians. I’ve never heard of such a thing as what you’re saying.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think Kath is saying that he probably wanted a “traditional” family of his own, and donating to be the biological father of children he wouldn’t be raising would be too difficult for him, given what he wanted for his own life.

      The idea that a conservative person can’t or wouldn’t love adopted children as their own is downright ridiculous.
      There are also politically conservative people who do not have or want children.

    • lisa2 says:

      Brad Pitt has never been conservative.

      His family is but he has never been. It is very clear how little people still know of this man. If you know anything about Brad Conservative is the last word you would use.

  11. Catelina says:

    I think if she’s ‘team’ anybody, it’s because she was close friends with Brad back then and she isn’t now. I don’t think she was that close to Jen even back then. She was always more Brad’s friend

    • lisa2 says:

      Thank you.. All this Team stuff is so juvenile. And ME has said that she hasn’t spoken Jennifer either.

      Imagine that a grown man can decide who he will or will not be friends with and it have nothing to do with the woman he is married to. It amazes me that people act like Brad Pitt doesn’t make his own choices or decision. Obviously he has no desire to talk to Melissa. If he did he would talk to her.

      • pwal says:

        Well, that goes along with many people’s belief that Angelina is keeping Brad off American soil, she trapped him, etc.

  12. lizzie says:

    she is an idiot for using david crosby. he has a history of raging drug and alcohol addiction. that is not exactly what i would call “perfect” for a biological donor.

    • FingerBinger says:

      She wanted musical kids. She actually said that.

      • pwal says:

        Yeah… back in the day.

        But since her career isn’t exactly on fire, nor is there a public outcry for the next David Crosby, so let’s dwell on the could’ve been, except, much like Chris Rock’s retort to Jada, Brad Pitt couldn’t get rejected when he never applied, much less, showed interest, in tackling that chore.

  13. MrsBPitt says:

    Not trying to be mean, but it always shocks me to see Anniston’s nose, back in the day! Wow!

  14. Josefina says:

    Brad is now married with children and Jennifer has gone through several relationships after him. I can’t believe people still care about this love triangle.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I can’t think of another situation, except maybe Diana and Camilla, where people were so invested. Odd.

      • Nancy says:

        Agree. The same people post the same comments time and time again. I like Jennifer but am not fanatic about any celebrity. Had social media been around during their era, I’m sure it would be Elizabeth Taylor v. Debbie Reynolds…Debbie being Jen. It’s all so immature and ridiculous to pit one woman against another. I would think Angelina’s fans would be happy since in their eyes she “won” the prize of Brad Pitt, lol, but they still hate Jennifer. Maybe because she was the first wife. Who knows, it’s like you say, odd.

      • Tarsha says:

        Nancy if you had read the same comments over and over, you would know EXACTLY why ‘Brangelina’ fans dislike Jennifer Aniston, so your comment is passive-aggressive and rather strange. People don’t care a wit that Jennifer was his first wife. People don’t like her because she passively-aggressively fuelled the flames of the ‘Team’ thing and continued to make passive-aggressive comments about Brad and Angelina. Up until 2 years ago. And, one year ago, dragged her marriage to Brad up, all over again, for her Oscar campaign. She has spent 9 to 10 years making snarky, passive-aggressive, and outright aggressive comments. Not to mention her grinning, TWICE, at Handler’s vicious attacks on Angelina, and the racist attacks on her children. So please don’t play dumb. You would think by now people would know EXACTLY why she is disliked by ‘Brangelina’ fans. I think they and you do know, you pretend you don’t to deflect criticism of her. What I find genuinely odd, and rather scary, is Aniston fans have no reason at all to hate Angelina and Brad, yet they still do, and still wish for them-a family of 8, to break up, to validate Aniston. You’d think that now Aniston ‘won’ the supposed prize of Justin Theroux – (that she had to play the Elizabeth Taylor to Heidi Bivens’ Debbie Reynolds when Aniston split up a *fourteen year* relationship, and had an affair with Justin, forcing Heidi to flee the apartment the week news of Aniston’s affair with her man broke), they’d be happy for her. But no. They still spend their time trying to tear down Brangelina. Very very odd. Their idol is re-married, and she is happy. But instead of talking about her husband Justin, all they can do is talk about Brad and Angelina. And how By The Sea failing is ‘karma’ for what they did to Jen. Like as if Justin doesn’t even exist!! It is unhinged and basically psycho.

      • Nancy says:

        Oh my. You proved my point in a rather lengthy fashion.

      • Goo says:

        Nancy, eventually they show themselves…

      • Tarsha says:

        Nope, you proved my point. And your motive (as if it wasn’t clear when you 1. faked not knowing why people dislike Jennifer and 2. only commented on Brangelina fans and thus only one side and omitted Aniston fans like Goo and their obsession with Brangelina) is now clear with your follow-up post.
        Oh yes, Goo, the one who posts to slam Angelina and defend Jennifer. Damn right they eventually show themselves…. On time, so predictable and so transparent…..

      • Goo says:

        Speaking of “passive aggressive” and “unhinged”……

      • Tarsha says:

        That’s right, you are. So speaking of passive aggressive, psycho and unhinged, as well as predictable….

      • GinaS says:

        Seriously? Why are people so ridiculously invested? I get second-hand embarrassment just reading these comments. Unhinged is being kind….

      • Naya says:

        @GinaS Well, you rarely see a lot of these posters commenting on on any other stories. I assume that they too are so embarrassed by their conduct, they reserve specific user names for the Aj and JA stories and post elsewhere under different names. Wouldn’t you also be embarrassed to still be clinging to a “feud” between people you will never ever know.

  15. Size Does Matter says:

    In that case Melissa Ethridge is perhaps the *only* woman who didn’t want to birth Brad Pitt’s babies in the 90s.

    • Naya says:

      And me. I was not attracted to young Brad Pitt anymore than I am to hobo Brad. Blonde men are a major turn off for me, i like my men dark and mysterious.

    • lisa2 says:

      It always funny how people HAVE To come to a Brad thread to declare so strongly that he is not there type. Then why even bother reading about things related to him.

      He nor any man appeals to everyone. I like the mature Brad of the last 12 years. I like his love for his family and his work on and behind the big screen. I like that he is a good person. And someone that seems to be true to himself and how he wants and does live his life.

      Those are very attractive attributes; regardless of hair color.

      • Naya says:

        Lmao. What happens to some women that they lose all perspective over a celebrity. Look, I really like Beyonce but I dont go around getting butt hurt because half the world doesnt. It would be silly to care when even she doesnt. I wish the JP band of over invested fans would start to think about that.

        Size Does Matter suggested that all women had a thing for Brad in the 90s and I corrected her. You should be pleased so many women dont feel that blond dude vibe, more for you. Me, I miss the age of the intense Italian and Latino actors but thank God for Idris and Michael B, representing tall, dark and sexy.

  16. KiddVicious says:

    OMG, I’d forgotten how pretty he was. *swoon*

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d recently had some eye work done, for awhile there he looked like he hadn’t slept in a year, he was looking pretty rough. I don’t think his face looks different, just more rested. He’s still gorgeous. I would love to be the middle of a Pitt/Clooney sandwich.

  17. Bread and Circuses says:

    Most of what Melissa Etheridge says usually strikes me as narcissist-hippie woo-woo, but that was a really, really, really good reason for saying no to Brad becoming father.

    Because yeah, he reeeeeally wanted that child army he shares with Angelina, and Jennifer doesn’t give the appearance of wanting kids at all. He very well could have wanted to insert himself into the other family too much.

  18. raincoaster says:

    So, if you could theoretically have any man in the world be the father of your children, how many drugs would you have to be on to make David Crosby your choice? Just throwing that out there.