Melissa Etheridge: Angelina Jolie’s accusations against Brad are ‘unfounded’


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Melissa Etheridge has some thoughts about the Brangelina Split. Let me refresh your memory: Melissa was once very close to Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston when they were dating, engaged and married. When Jennifer and Brad divorced, Melissa sided with Jennifer and basically never looked back. Melissa has said some interesting/negative sh-t about Angelina in the past, like how Angelina Jolie was “not brave” for undergoing a preventative double mastectomy… which Angelina never described as brave, but merely her personal choice. A few years ago, Melissa went on Watch What Happens Live and Andy Cohen quizzed her about Jolie and Aniston and Melissa basically came across like she was still the biggest Team Aniston fan-girl ever. Cohen once again sat down with Etheridge yesterday for his Sirius XM radio show and Melissa felt free to bash the sh-t out of Jolie once again.

Speaking to Andy Cohen on his Sirius XM radio show, Melissa Etheridge said she was “heartbroken” for Pitt and called the accusations that he verbally and physically assaulted his kids, “completely unfounded”.

“It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship and your rights to your children and do it as purposefully as I see it’s being done,” said Etheridge, who is a longtime friend of Pitt’s and sang at his wedding to Jennifer Aniston. The Bring Me Some Water star – who has been through her own ugly custody battle with her ex Tammy Lynn Michaels in 2010 – slammed Jolie, 41, and her legal team for the way they’re dealing with the negative news surrounding the divorce.

“I’ve gone through family courts. I’ve been twice around this block, and I know it really well, and I know when there’s some forethought to just how mean and just how you’re going to put disinformation out there first.”

Etheridge told the host it’s “completely heartbreaking” to see her friend at the center of child abuse accusations, and said she’d love to reconnect with the 55-year-old, during this difficult time. “I really hope that he reaches back out,” she said, before revealing she lost touch with him after he got together with Jolie. “There are a lot of us who haven’t seen him in 10 years.” She added: “We all lost a friend.”

Etheridge took another swipe at the Girl Interrupted actress accusing her of “nasty” behavior when she struck up a relationship with Billy Bob-Thornton, who was engaged to Laura Dern at the time.

“I was around when Angelina was not doing nice things with Billy Bob to Laura Dern. I went through that on a personal level, and then to know the side of Jennifer and Brad…” she trailed off. “I helped Laura move out of her house with Billy Bob – I like broke into their home to get their stuff out because it was so nasty.”

[From Us Weekly]

Melissa is like the Queen of Petty, right? I’m not just hallucinating that? And it’s so old-school petty. Brad and Jennifer have been divorced for 11 years, for the love of God, but Melissa makes it seem like all of Jennifer’s BFFs have been a decade-long holding pattern, just waiting for Brad to come back. As for Melissa saying that the accusations against Brad are “completely unfounded”… how would she know? Why is Melissa even chiming in?

Just a word about the Laura Dern-Billy Bob Thornton thing… years later, didn’t Dern basically admit that BBT had broken up with her and she just thought there was a chance they could back together, and that’s when he got with Angelina? I honestly have no doubt that BBT and Angelina were fooling around for a while, probably behind Dern’s back, but I also believe BBT when he said that he and Dern were done by the time he and Angelina started up officially. In any case, I wonder if Melissa Etheridge thinks Laura Dern is “nasty” for the way Dern homewrecked Ben Harper’s marriage just a short time later?

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  1. Ana says:

    Melissa if you want Brad Pitt is free. Go after him girl.

  2. Sullivan says:

    Etheridge is not a nice person.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      No, she needs to pipe down with a quickness. Way to capitalize on someone else’s tragedy and try to get attention for yourself, Melissa.

      I will say about Angelina, though. Bad enough to happen upon one relationship with a man whose current relationship is “basically done” but twice?

      • paranormalgirl says:

        and funnily enough, Laura Dern, who Etheridge namechecked here, happened to have two relationships with men whose current relationships were “basically done” (Billy Bob and Ben Harper).

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        It’s not surprising that there are celebrities not involved in this situation inserting themselves in it for attention. There will probably be more as this goes on.

    • Ama says:

      The comment “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice” undergoing a preventative double mastectomy!!!?! As an Ob/Gyny Doctor in training, this comment makes me puke.

    • Erinn says:

      I can’t stand her.

      And I HATE that her last name is so close to my maiden name. Because whenever I skim-read I absorb it as my last name.

      • Little Darling says:

        Aww Erinn Etheridge. Sorry. She’s awful!

      • Erinn says:

        ahaha – I have a couple letters of difference, but when I’m reading something quickly, I automatically lock on to her name. So then I just get annoyed because of that – and generally reading about her really solidifies the anger.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      No, she isn’t a nice person, and the name-dropping is pathetic and obvious. If I were Brad and Jennifer, I would be embarrassed.

    • Malibu Stacy says:

      Yes she is! Also, didn’t she treat her ex wife very poorly? Leaving her with no money, etc after their divorce/separation?? She’s one to talk..

      • Little Darling says:

        She’s the worst of the worst. First of all, she hasn’t had a relationship with either one of them for years and years. So just shut your piehole STAT. At this point she’s the Jon Voigt for Brad Pitt; constantly running her mouth off when asked instead of being demure and saying no comment.

        Secondly, she was AWFUL to her ex wife, the one who stood by her during her cancer battle. I mean, she was awful. She appeared so callous in the court documents her ex filed (ex is a little out there too but it seems she truly loved Melissa.

        Third, she’s kind of a philanderer herself, the lesbian lothario who wouldn’t know what commitment was if it slapped her . She’s constantly falling madly in love and then leaving the person for someone else (not sure of the accuracy of that statement though haha) but I do know she’s been in relationship after relationship without seeming to glance back. SO many of her relationships (I think) started with people who were already married. So.

        To call anyone’s divorce “mean” is rich. She hasn’t spoken to these people in 10 years and everyone knows she’s got a massive
        Hate-On for Angelina, yet she feels she’s in the know enough from media speculation to say Angelina is being mean?

        Melissa, Go Get Bent.

      • Ktae87 says:

        Little Darling, spot on. I was just coming to talk about how she has no room to talk about anyone else’s choices when she was a major B to her ex wife.

  3. SilverUnicorn says:

    What a disgusting human garbage this woman is. She was not there (as many of us) so why does she think it’s all unfounded? At least she should have waited for the end of the investigation to speak out.
    As any victim of abuse could tell her, abusers tend to fool anyone around them, relatives and friends included.
    Misinformed moron (Sorry I am not usually like this but this kind of intervention from friends irks me big time….).

    • Sarah says:

      @ SilverUnicorn :
      I practiced family law and worked with women in shelters who had fled abusive partners. And yes, you are exactly on point. Abusers tend to fool everyone around them, relatives and friends included. They have a lifetime of practice in hiding who they really are. But after a while, I got to the point where I could spot one by the way they talked. They go on and on, whining about how terrible the whole thing is FOR THEM, how THEY have suffered.

      And after I served the first set of court documents, I would get telephone calls sometimes from “proxies” – friends or relatives who called to tell me that the accused abuser was such a great person, blah, blah, blah. I kept thinking “What the hell do you want me to do with this information?” Then they would ask for my client’s contact information (at the shelter!) because they were so “worried” about them. I would say “I’ll tell them that you called” and end the call. Yes, the “intervention from friends” is best ignored by anyone who has a familiarity with this dynamic.

      And yes, I ranted too :)

    • Rachel says:

      Is she really even a friend?? She goes from talking about how he could never do anything like that to admitting she hasn’t even seen him in a decade! Sorry, no. I also hate when the friends who *think* they know what’s going on in a relationship put their two cents in, but this woman isn’t even a friend. She’s a bottom feeder who has a new album to promote and she’s capitalizing on an opportunity. Even if she was Brad’s BFF, like she’d have any room to pass judgment on anyone else after all the crap she pulled. Ugh. I hate when celebrities open their mouths and prove what assholes they are, so I can no longer enjoy their work.

    • Wren says:

      Let’s just say for the sake of argument that the claims are unfounded, or at least highly exaggerated. Still wtf is she doing talking about this? Who asked her? Was she there or something? She’s admitted that she hasn’t seen or spoken with Brad in a decade. It’s highly inappropriate for her to be discussing this, especially at this level of assumed intimacy, regardless of what happened. She doesn’t know, she CANNOT possibly know, anything about Brad and Angelina’s family. It’s disgusting enough when real friends and family come out of the woodwork to add their two cents on a situation they aren’t involved in, but when people you haven’t seen in years need to add their opinions? Wtf, do you not get enough attention lately?

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Agreed. The implication is that Brad hasn’t been around for 10 years because Angelina has his balls in her purse, but the more logical explanation is that he’s stayed away of his own accord because he wanted to and even possibly had things to hide.

      *She can stop girl crushing on Jennifer Aniston any day now.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    They were friends at one point but considering they haven’t been in over a decade, I don’t think she has any direct knowledge about the current situation.

    • Lisa says:

      I have a feeling Melissa just wanted a little attention. Considering the way she’s reportedly behaved in her past relationships, she would be wise to keep her irrelevant mouth shut.

    • Malibu Stacy says:

      “it seem like all of Jennifer’s BFFs have been a decade-long holding pattern, just waiting for Brad to come back.” spot on Kaiser. Handler and now Etheridge are doing all the trash talking for Aniston. You’d think she’d tell them to not speak on it. Makes you wonder what Jennifer is saying about Brad and Angie behind closed doors. Petty is petty.

      • Jeanette says:

        I have been in situations where you basically have to choose who gets what friends when you spilt up. Its super awkward for everyone involved. I fail to see how that is Aniston’s fault. Once again, a way to drag her into this mess. Aniston is married to an adult now, her and Brad were basically kids together! The most meaningful relationship he has had to date is with Angelina. Sounds like he really messed it up, what does that say about him? Why cant he be the villan here?

  5. roses says:

    Thank you Kaiser for this “if Melissa Etheridge thinks Laura Dern is “nasty” for the way Dern homewrecked Ben Harper’s marriage just a short time later” and to top it off and make matters worse Harper’s wife was pregnant at the time so what does that say about Dern. They all need to shut up and basically stay in their lane especially Etheridge.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      and supposedly, Dern was involved with Billy Bob while he was married as well.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Yup.

        Etheridge comments pissess me off on so many levels. Given her own messy personal life she has no room to talk. It’s also clear she subscribes to the whole bullsh-t concept that a girlfriend/boyfriend husband/wife can be stolen. Notice how neither Billy Bob or Brad are ever held accountable. Nope, it’s always evil Angelina. Always and forever.

  6. Sullivan says:

    Remember when she would cast Brad’s girlfriends in her videos? What was that all about?

    • Tourmaline says:

      Yeah! My theory is that Brad reminds her of her mid-90s glory days and she can’t let go. Wasn’t she just spouting out fairly recently about how Brad wanted to donate sperm to her and Julie Cypher back in the day, but they went with David Crosby’s sperm (shudder at typing that phrase) instead?

  7. Fa says:

    Are those people stupid angelina didn’t accused Brad of anything the only thing her lawyer said she filed for divorce because of the health of the family. Celebs is really read too much tabloids and they believe tabloids bs more than the people that reading
    Also everyone know in Hollywood ME cheated all her partners, also what is the big deal with Angelina everyone in Hollywood cheat their partners why pointing fingers to Angelina only?

  8. Birdie says:

    This woman is taking herself so serious. Can’t stand her. She treated the mother of her children like dirt and is a nasty person in general. Aniston cut ties with her because she did some shady stuff after the BP/JA divorce. Melissa sided with BP at first and wanted to buy their house so JA wouldn’t get it and resell it to BP.

  9. Louise177 says:

    Considering her marriages Melissa should be the last to judge. I just find it funny that Jennifer and her friends/supporters are so happy. It’s been years since they broke up. I actually don’t think Melissa is even friends with Jennifer anymore. I haven’t seen them together in years. When it comes to Jennifer and her friends, they and her fans love to rewrite history. Laura and BillyBob weren’t together he started dating Angelina. Even Jennifer says she and Brad were having serious problems for the last couple of years of their marriage.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Jennifer Aniston does not have anything to do with this. Why drag her into this and say she’s “happy”? I doubt the dissolution of of the Jolie-Pitt marriage makes her happy.

  10. yuck says:

    That photo of Angelina and Brad—she is really stunning with a few more pounds on her frame.

  11. AmyB says:

    Very petty indeed. No one knows what happened between Angelina and Brad but them (and their kids who were apparently with them during this plane incident); the rest is just speculation. The fact that Brad is being investigated by child social services most likely means there is grounds for such an investigation.

  12. detritus says:

    Woman, sit down and stfu. No one wants to hear your impression about a man you haven’t seen in a decade.

    • Esmom says:

      Exactly. Why anyone would think anyone would care about what Etheridge has to say about all this is beyond me.

      • detritus says:

        LOL, you mean Esmom you weren’t thinking ‘Oh, I must know what Melissa thinks about this!’

        Me neither.
        Like honestly, it makes even less sense than Chelsea Handler’s mean girl shenanigans. I think she just wants to talk shit about someone, and feels its socially acceptable to say something about her favourite punching bag now. I wonder if Angie turned her down or something, this seems personal.

  13. Aiobhan says:

    She is beyond petty and barreling straight into cynical and bitter territory. But I guess she would know about being nasty and spiteful looking at the fall out of her marriage with Tammy.

  14. Marianne says:

    Like, that’s fine for her not to like Angelina. But how you can you hold a grudge with her and then not hold a grudge over Brad Pitt as well? He is a grown ass man who decided to cheat on his wife. Why does he get a pass? Why is his side chosen?

    • tracking says:

      Because it’s easier to blame a stranger than your friend. It’s not logical or rational.

  15. Alix says:

    Girlfriend needs to shut her pie hole, stat.

  16. Bex says:

    How would Melissa Etheridge have a clue if they were unfounded accusations or not?

  17. minx says:

    Why does Etheridge think anyone cares what she thinks?

  18. serena says:

    “We lost a friend”.. that’s surely not Angelina’s fault. Brad is a grown ass man and can make his decisions, if he wanted to stay in touch with her (as I’m sure he did with some of his ‘old friends’) he could have done so.

  19. Abby says:

    Was Melissa a stowaway on the airplane? How TF can she say these claims are unfounded if 1. she wasn’t there and 2. she hasn’t actually talked to anyone that was there? And how can she talk like this if she hasn’t seen Brad in a DECADE. The man could have reached out. Angelina is not a prison warden. She just sounds bitter.

    • Sarah says:

      @ Abby :
      “Was Melissa a stowaway on the airplane?”. LOL. Yes, that is the only way she would have known what she was talking about. Please sit down, Ms. Etheridge!

  20. Shambles says:

    So… Billy Bob and Angelina were fooling around and Billy Bob had an affair with Amber Heard while she was married to Johnny Depp and so now that must mean Amber is having an affair with Angelina and Brad is having an affair with Johnny and Billy Bob is having an affair with Jennifer Anniston?
    Did I get it all?

  21. GingerCrunch says:

    She’s the WORST and seems to like proving it every chance she gets.

  22. HK9 says:

    Firstly considering the horrible way she treated her ex she needs to take her own advice before commenting on this situation. Secondly, if you’re a ‘friend’, you’d be busy being a friend and not chatting nonsense on the radio.

    • Fa says:

      No friends anymore for over 10 years, she just capitalised the attention the couple are getting from tabloids

  23. Nancy says:

    She is just an old friend that cares. The culprits are the Andy Cohens and others who question every single person either of them know or knew and try to start some shit. And…it worked.

    • Colette says:

      Many celebs have asked about this divorce they all took the high road,like Taraji P.Henson,Courtney Cox,Luputa Nyongo,etc.She decided to be nasty.Brad Pitt is 50+ year old man,he chose not to be friends or friendly with her.He has been cordial with Courtney Cox who is also an old friend( an old friend with class).

    • HappyMom says:

      She is adult enough to know better. It’s indulging in gossip for an audience. She could have just said, “The whole situation is sad for their family” and left it at that. Of course Andy Cohen wants to get the dirt-that’s his job. But she should have myob.

    • FingerBinger says:

      @Nancy +1 Etheridge is also implying that Jolie is the reason she’s no longer friends with Pitt.

  24. tracking says:

    Celebrities not directly involved in this situation need to STFU.

  25. msw says:

    What in the hell is she inserting herself into this situation for? Is the obsessed with Angelina?

    She is such an ass.

  26. G says:

    Yeah, you weren’t there, Melissa. Check yourself first.
    Also, can we PLEASE stop bringing Jen into this?

  27. Elleno says:

    Ugh! Zip it Melissa! Who asked you? Didn’t she also have unsolicited words to say about Angelina’s mastectomy? Go far, far away! Side note; I literally have to leave the room when her songs come on, cant stand her voice.

    • Unakainsa says:

      Ummmm, Andy Cohen asked her, specifically.

      • Colette says:

        Andy Cohen has asked many celebs about the divorce,he asked Lupita Nyongo and David Oyelewo,on Thursday.They said they would not discuss it and they have seen Brad in the last 12 years unlike Melissa.Lupito worked with him on 12 Years.. and David and his family have hung out with the Jolie Pitts.
        So that is no excuse that she was asked about it.

  28. ell says:

    unpopular opinion maybe, but there’s no such thing as stealing someone’s partner. people have freedom of choice, and freedom to leave marriages even for other people. obviously cheating is a terrible break of trust, but the whole ‘homewrecker’ label is misogynist and unnecessary.

    also, she’s talking out of her arse because she has no idea whatsoever what went on in a family she does not belong to.

    • Unakainsa says:

      Yes!! “Homewrecker” is such an antiquated, ridiculous term. As if men have no free will and it’s all about women with their magic vaginas luring these poor saps into their evil lairs. GMAFB!

  29. Tourmaline says:

    Brad! Melissa wants to come over!

  30. Candies says:

    Friends are good.. But why is that people have the need to intermiddle in the case of a very famous couple divorce that you don’t have first hand knowledge about …

  31. MrsBPitt says:

    Didn’t she “steal” Lou Diamond Phillips wife? If she hasn’t been in contact with Brad for over ten years, then she doesn’t know the Brad of today. What a classless POS!

  32. Colette says:

    So GMA just went off and they are announcing the guests on “Live with Kelly”
    Justin Theroux
    Melissa Ethedridge

  33. heidstar says:

    I have to say, and this is coming from someone who was a giant Angelina fan, that Melissa’s words strike a chord. The minute this story came out, I had flashbacks to my own parents’ divorce: how ruthless and self-righteous my mother acted and how damaging that was to me and my SEVEN younger siblings. Some women think it’s all about them and their experience and their pain and that their children are accessories who are beholden to them through absolute loyalty. This means that, if they are over the father, they expect the children to be too. My mother decisively ruined our family through this behavior, REGARDLESS of how wrong/evil my father was/is. She divided the children against each other, forcing us to take sides, and gaslighting me because I wanted to make my own conclusions. Everything about how this story has so far gone down reeks of that kind of behavior and Melissa’s words only reinforce my impressions. My mother has borderline personality disorder and is very intelligent. She used her victimhood and still is wielding it like a sword. When you can spot the signs they really stand out. The way this story has gone down so far gives me red flags of Angelina being arrogant, unchallenged, able to spin everything to her own advantage, and deeply enmeshed in her own separate reality.
    My mother was the abusive one but she had the entire world believing my father was: even right after she’d punch you in the face.

    • norah says:

      if you are a ” giant angelina fan” like you say how quickly you are to judge her. I am sorry that your own experience wasnt nice or pleasant but it happened to you. why put something so personal on a celeb you dont know like brad or angelina? it doesnt make sense. unless you were personally there on the flight then you shouldnt assume that angelina is just like your mother. that is unfair. I am also an angelina jolie fan but i like brad as well but it doesnt mean i am ready to blame both of them or either of them – i am sorry that it has happened of course but until things are more settled and decided i am not in any rush to pass judgement and frankly neither should you. Melissa has said that she hasnt seen brad in a decade so unless she was there she sd not have said anything at all – she could have said : no comment or something else but she wanted to get more attention just like she talked abt angelina’s operation in 2014 when nobody asked her then for her opinion either

      • heidstar says:

        norah, you’re right to point out the things you did, for sure. and you’re right, it’s a bit over the top / weird to make something so personal about a celebrity i don’t know. i was just trying to say that, based on my own past experiences, the minute this story came out i felt a shift in my opinion of Angelina because a lot of red flags went off. a lot of parents tend to make the divorce about them, not the children, and this does not seem like an exception so far. Also, based on some of Melissa’s opinions on how she interpreted past incidences in terms of Angelina’s personality, Angelina seems pretty ruthless and self-serving.
        Honestly, a lot of this response is based on my feeling a little frustrated by the bias towards Angelina on this site and kind of wanting to play devil’s advocate for a minute.
        Just because she’s a woman and women get victim-blamed, scapegoated and gaslighted in abusive situations on a regular basis doesn’t mean some women aren’t capable of manipulating situations ruthlessly.

    • Fa says:

      What do you think happened in that plane? What if what the kids saw traumatised them something they shouldn’t see but they witnessed and their mother said enough is enough

      • CynicalCeleste says:

        And what if they didn’t?
        What if, for the sake of argument, the mother said something angry, inflammatory and totally inappropriate and the father responded with an equally angry comment and the kids jumped in the middle? That does happen….
        Heidstar’s experience provides some much needed balance to this debate.
        What we think happened or didn’t happen on the plane is 100% gossipy speculation and ultimately irrelevant.

      • Zuzus Girl says:

        Well said CynicalCeleste. No one knows what happened but them.

    • Original T.C. says:

      @Heidstar

      Well the incident on the plane and on the turmac was witnessed by plane and airport staff not paid by Angie. These same regular Joes were the ones to call child protective services not Angie. Additionally Brad confessed to making contact with his son as Angie reported to the courts AND he confessed to being under the influence which lead him to do even more bizarre things like driving around the turmac which would have landed his butt in jail had he not been a famous Hollywood star.

      Furthermore NO PERSON in the world can antagonize or manipulate me into hitting a child. I wish women really had this power over men that we so often are accused of having. Domestic abuse cases would be significantly lower.

      I’m sincerely really sorry for your awful childhood experience with a horrible mother but you appear to be projecting your extreme case onto a situation that doesn’t appear to have the same basic facts. You are not alone in projecting based on your experiences, many of us do that’s why many on this site are trying to focus only on the undisputed facts of the case.

      • heidstar says:

        @ Original T.C. thanks for your thoughtful and insightful response. That’s why I love reading the measured comments on this site! Sometimes, having been subjected to narcissism and borderline personality disorder from an early age, I tend to ‘see’ indications in other situations: it’s a good reminder I have to watch out for projecting. I think my original impressions of this story were exacerbated by Angelina asking for full custody: it just seemed extreme/possibly vindictive even if there had been an incident. And then there was a story floating around about video proof of there having been no physical altercation. It’s hard to keep up on the accounts and speculations at this point, but I guess for now we truly do have no idea what happened.

  34. Hazel says:

    By her own admission, she hasn’t seen him in ten years, so what does she know?

  35. Ginger says:

    Let’s just say for arguments sake that Angelina and BBT or Brad and she got together while they were in other relationships…Melissa is falling into the classic sexist trap of blaming the “other woman” while placing no blame on the Man for cheating. And if she hasn’t seen Brad in 10 years she doesn’t know crap. She’s only projecting because of her own experience. And really, how is she even relevant to the discussion? Lame

    • Colette says:

      Her first wife was married to Lou Diamond Phillips when they hooked up,so is Melissa a “homewrecker”?
      Her album is dropping Friday so now she has all this media buzz.
      Mission Accomplished,Melissa.

  36. Cinderella says:

    Not too likely he will reconnect with her now that she’s yapping to the press about his personal business.

  37. naughtycorner says:

    Why are you dragging JA into this ?? Has She said anything ???What kind of power do people really feel this woman has over these grown A$$ people ? Can your ADULT friends make you act like a jerk, I know mine cant . I personally like AJJ ( but dont worship her ) and think JA is as ordinary and harmless as oatmeal but had to stop reading articles here about either of these ladies because so many people just refuse to let go of the decades old triangle of doom
    You would think people would learn by now that people are just that people and are not to be deified or put on a pedestal but no the almost unhinged and rabid attack dog behavior continues …i guess it will never end SMH

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      Agree. People can’t let old grudges (that aren’t even theirs) go around here. Ridiculous.

  38. jlee says:

    I’m sure Melissa would love Angelina if she played the Brad Pitt girlfriend game and starred in one of her shitty music videos.

  39. Jaded says:

    A complete and utter hypocrite. She has no business commenting on someone else’s personal life. It’s clear AJ and BP have been on a rocky road for a while, and AJ must have some pretty serious issues with the marriage if she’s at a tipping point and pulling the plug.

    STFU Melissa.

  40. Shark Bait says:

    So I have a facebook hate read (totally a thing guys) who is the mom of a little boy who was in a baby music class with my daughter four years ago. She is AWFUL, Hillary hater, nasty about people on welfare, misogynist, sancti mommy etc. She also thinks she is a celeb gossip expert because she reads TMZ and Perez Hilton.

    Well, she posted the Perez Hilton article about this saying this justifies all her hatred of Angelina and that she knew that Angelina was a homewrecker and she is trying to use her kids as a weapon against Brad. She finishes her rant by saying Angelina is an evil human being. So I comment “because Melissa Ethridge, who hasn’t seen Brad in over a decade, says so?” This cray cray went off on me.

    Story time over, Melissa Ethridge is awful. Sure Andy (also awful) asked her, but she didn’t have to go there. She could have said she never knew Brad to be violent or something like that. This is off the wall.

    • eggy weggs says:

      One question about the FB hate-read: Is she pro-Trump or just anti-Hillary? I just want to color in the lines of this mental image I’m drawing of this bunghole.

  41. Konspiracytheory says:

    Melissa Etheridge is easily on my top five list of celebrities I can’t stand. She needs to take several seats on this topic, to which she clearly has no direct connection.

  42. JRenee says:

    She is Petty Crocker for real. Wth did this random thirstiness come from?
    Pipe down Petty lady, pipe down!

  43. elle says:

    All I can say is it looks like she’s getting the face she deserves.

  44. Zuzus Girl says:

    Melissa is an exceptionally unlikeable person who treats others poorly. I would not want her coming to my defense and he probably doesn’t want her butting in either.

  45. Cirque28 says:

    Hey Melissa, what if the reason Brad drifted away from you is because he realized you’re not a very nice person?

    I don’t buy into the Saint Jolie narrative, but how is it possibly the responsibility of Brad’s wife to help Brad maintain his friendships?

  46. Ladiabla says:

    LMAO @ “Brad! Melissa wants to come over!” I (kinda) get it…obv she thinks AJ is shady AF – because as a friend, she was around to witness both A). Laura ‘s and B). Jennifer’s experiences. However, considering Brad hasn’t said boo to her in a decade, she needs to direct her comments to her friends. Courtney and Justin handled things the right way. You chose sides years ago, Melissa. Live with it. Sometimes it be’s like that.

  47. Nicole says:

    After reading what a shit partner she was and can be, I really take nothing she says as a valuable statement.

  48. JFresh says:

    Wo, do not get the hate for this woman!!! It is overwhelming!!! This is good gossip, first of all, don’t pretend you don’t love it!!!

    Secondly, obviously she is trying to be a voice of support for Brad to counter the negative stuff that’s been put in the air since the divorce thing has been made public. Maybe he asked her, maybe she has his permission, I don’t know. But she has been in the business long enough to know the power of words. She wants t contribute to a counter narrative. Mainly that Miss Angelina is no saint.

    It’s actually pretty smart if you think about it. And take several seats? STFU? Surely you realize this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the stuff ME *could* reveal. I bet she knows *a lot* more than this…no doubt this particular info has been carefully calibrated for public release….

    • Ange says:

      How could she know more if she hasn’t seen Brad for a decade, by her own admission? I have friends from high school on Facebook that I probably have more contact with.

    • almondmilk says:

      @JFresh

      Aha! A “counter narrative that Miss Angelina is no saint,” you say?

      Yes, because that narrative doesn’t exist at all right?!!

      Why Angelina is never portrayed as the villainous homewrecker who hates her bio kids and loves only her adopted ones, or wait, is it that she hates her adopted kids and loves only the bios? She’s also turning Shiloh into a boy, and she’s been cheating on Brad from jump with anything on two legs. In her spare time she ‘torments Jen, ‘ and sends Brad running from rooms in tears.

      Yes, this is such a new needed thing. This counter narrative.

      I agree it is ‘pretty smart,’ from Etheridge’s own promotional standpoint as she has a new album coming out on the 23rd. Drop Angelina’s name and presto more ink and more eyes. Just like last time her comments correlated with an album drop. Her album wasn’t any more well received, it was still crap. But she was booked on shows more readily.

      She’s a witch. Ask Tammy.

      It takes a special kind of old hypocrite to roll back the years and attack 23 year old Angelina for dating BBT, who had told her he was single. I don’t think then 23 yr old Kstew got as much grief for blowing a married father of two in that mini cooper, as Angie got for not getting Dern’s explicit confirmation that she had broken up with her boyfriend. Considering Dern supposedly cheated with BBT when he was still married (Pietra Thornton loathes Dern and loved Angelina) and then reportedly went on to cheat with and get knocked up by married with children musician Ben Harper whose wife was pregnant – excuse me Melissa if I don’t weep for your pal Dern.

      It’s been 12 years since she’s spoken to Pitt and she doesn’t even know Angelina. It might make you feel warm and fuzzy to fantasize about Brad Pitt using such a weirdly obsessed bitter seething viper to claw at Angelina, but there’s 1001 other decent people he probably could have gotten to say great things, besides a cruel misogynistic cheater who left the partner who helped her thru her illness. So…logic fail.

      In fact, it’s been said Pitt didn’t like how Melissa treated the mother of her kids(his friend also) Tammy, Lou Diamond Phillip’s wife who Melissa cheated with – and that’s why Pitt grew up and apart from Etheridge. She’s a nasty piece of work. Ask her exes.

      Also last thing…

      I recall seeing that first Cohen show where Etheridge tried to coyly imply it was Angelina whose appearance on the scene meant Pitt couldn’t come out to play anymore (by the way he is a grown man who makes his own decisions) when Cohen said so you’re a Jennifer friend, she denied that and said she hasn’t talked to Jen either. So she’s not in Aniston’s circle either.

      ME seems to just have some strange obsession and envy re Angelina and wants to get her bro dude back, even though he shook her off pre Angelina – I think Etheridge fantasized she was the lesbian Brad Pitt and those were her glory days hanging out with him. Weirdo.

    • mija922 says:

      JFresh, with all due respect, Brad Pitt hasn’t asked this chick to do anything. Melissa Etheridge has decided to insert herself into this and in my opinion, it’s for selfish reasons and in my opinion, disrespectful to Pitt himself.

      • almondmilk says:

        +1000 Mija

        We are on the exact same page.

        Brad will never speak ill of Angelina or get someone else to. Those who think he ever would don’t know anything about him, or them as a couple – and I agree they disrespect him just by suggesting it.

  49. vespernite says:

    I just came by to tell Melissa Etheridge to STFU! ! The world doesn’t need your help with anything.

  50. mija922 says:

    Thank you thank you THANK YOU! EM’s unsolicited opinion was like the last thing I should have read on my way out of the door this morning because I knew it would be hours and hours before I could vent. Ok, who in the H does this 90′s relic think she is?! She straight up lied, stretched the truth, embellished, exaggerated about so much itt ‘s not funny. She’s trying to vibe that Brad’s been on lock-down via gatekeeper Angelina for a decade but lets on she’s not seen him in two years. She suggests without saying Angelina’s name that Brad didn’t make the decision to be away from his true life and friends, this woman did. Etheridge rattles on about how the old gang would love to see him again and I’m instantly getting a visual of a bunch of “baked” bitches sitting on a deck in Malibu while Etheridge leads them in a sing-a-long. She’s trying to perp she and Pitt are/were some kinda a tight when at best, they were all simply buying from the same weed dealer. Jennifer Ansiton has moved on and remarried and I’d think she’s probably pissed she was mentioned. Laura Dern and BBT were DONE when AJ came on the scene and how about the fact Miss Dern was hanging out with a very married Ben Harper post BBT OR that BBT was also in a relationship when he got together WITH Dern. I’m a big Brad Pitt fan and an Angelina Jolie fan too and with that said, it turns my stomach that so many “women” have decided that whatever the hell he did, Angelina is STILL more wrong. It’s sickens me that it’s so easy to just ignore that this woman would probably not be doing any of this unless she felt strongly the circumstances were serious enough to end (for now) a relationship that I believe was genuinely about love. Brad loves those kids and he loves his wife but *I* think he f’d the f up and I think if people are honest and wouldn’t color everything by how they feel about her, they’d have to admit crossed some lines that he shouldn’t have and Melissa Etheridge needs to find another way to get back in the celeb game besides using Jolie Pitt.

    I told you I was pissed lol.

  51. Smd says:

    How easy would it have been to say, “Andy, why I understand there is tremendous interest in this story, I don’t have any comment or anything to add other than I wish them both the very best in what is clearly a difficult time. I refuse to speculate on a situation I know nothing about and have no first hand knowledge about and to be honest, even if I did it isn’t my business to discuss it. Again, I wish them both the very best and if you insist on a comment here it is, “their whole family is in my thoughts and prayers, if I can assist in any remote way, I am happy to and offer my unconditional and non judgemental support to any one and every one of their family, human and fur member alike.”
    DING DING DING, we have a winner and how much good press could you have gotten M? A whole heckuva lot, but you were too selfish (thankfully transparent though)!
    Click and swipe to the side ME, no one has the time for you.

  52. molly says:

    The day angelina filed for divorce, m etheridge tweeted “hey brad come on over, i’ll roll u a big one, we’ve got a lot to talk about”. So even though he might have a pot & alcohol problem she wants him to get high with her.

  53. molly says:

    Relationship advice from m etheridge? Right, how to be a serial cheater, homewrecker, a deadbeat mom & very spiteful ex. Not to mention a friend with a mouth like a foghorn. That about right melissa?

  54. Denise says:

    This woman has issues and clearly an utter lack of self-awareness. My brain just retrieved the dusty memory of her I Want to Come Over video that featured Gwyneth Paltrow. While she and Brad were dating.