Melissa Etheridge hasn’t spoken to Brad Pitt in 15 years, hopes they can reconnect

29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Basically, the only time I’ve paid attention to Melissa Etheridge in the past eight years is when she’s talking sh-t about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Melissa is one of the few remaining Team Aniston Forever holdouts, and Melissa flies her anti-Jolie flag proudly. Melissa has repeatedly criticized Angelina for undergoing a double mastectomy, and then in the wake of Angelina filing for divorce from Brad, Melissa actually went on television to say definitively that Angelina was lying. At this point, I think Melissa only pops up once a year to talk sh-t about Angelina, basically, and that’s the only way she’s getting attention. And Melissa has a weird thing about Brad too – in Melissa’s mind, Brad is just a forever-innocent dude who just happened to fall into Angelina’s trap. But as it turns out, Melissa hasn’t even spoken to Brad in 15 YEARS.

Still not reconnected. Us Weekly caught up with Melissa Etheridge earlier this month at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, where she revealed whether she’s rekindled her friendship with Brad Pitt.

“You know I haven’t talked to him in many years,” the 56-year-old “Come to My Window” singer told Us of her estranged pal. “It’s been 15 years…. I know [it’s kind of sad], that’s why I’m kind of hoping … I just wish him all the happiness in the world. I know [we should reconnect.]”

Though the Grammy award winner had been vocal about standing by the Fury actor’s side following his very public split from ex-wife Angelina Jolie in 2016, her hopes of reconnecting with her old pal have yet to come true.

[From Us Weekly]

As much as I would hope that Brad still refuses to give Melissa the time of day, I suspect that Brad probably will reconnect with her. Brad has been doing the most to look like he’s completely moved on from Angelina, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we get a story this year which amounts to “Brad is reconnecting with all of the old friends he lost during the Angelina Years.” And then Melissa will gloat about it publicly for years.

A casual Melissa Etheridge seen walking through LAX departures

Photos courtesy of WENN, Pacific Coast News.

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  1. lucy2 says:

    Her own life has been pretty messy over the years, maybe she should focus on that instead of talking about people she isn’t in contact with anymore.

  2. Flatsy says:

    She’s shown her true colors and I think Brad is smart enough not to reconnect with her. If his girlfriends/wife are anything to go by, when he feels like a woman has done him wrong, he moves on and doesn’t look back.

    Even if he no longer has loyalty for Angelina, a person who would spend years publicly attacking his wife for attention is not trustworthy or a real friend.

  3. crogirl says:

    Well if it’s been 15 years she can’t blame Angie. It’s obvious Brad shut her out of his life before he and Angie even met.

    • Jessie says:


      I saw her name w/ some bladibla about Pitt in a link today, and knew she must have a new album coming out which will inevitably tank.

      I do have to back up @crogirl some more, Etheridge admitted she wasn’t on the best terms with Aniston either, bec when she bizarrely went in on Angie about her surgery, people at the time were trying to make it explicable by painting her as some type of Chelsea Handler 2.0 – a Jen friend going in on Angie.

      However she told Andy Cohen on WWHN a few yrs ago, that she didn’t see Brad when he was with Aniston either- so it’s not like they were even friends and she was lashing out at AJ bec she was a Jen pal. She shaded her too.

      In my opinion Etheridge was plain and simple obsessed with Angelina. It was more resentment and a desire to maybe indirectly be in her realm by rekindling with her toking pal Brad, plus some resentmnt that Angie was getting major press for the Brca1 gene testing and her medical decisions. Etheridge had basked in the press’ bravery kleiglights with her own cancer battle years before, and seemed to be mad that Angie was getting mega press for trying to outwit cancer. It was like Etheridge resented Angie for that which is pretty fooked up.

      I find Etheridge pretty awful. So do those who know her best I’ve heard. So probably Brad does too.

      Last point, Etheridge lashed out at Brad’s wife at one of the most difficult periods of her life, she engineered a shite storm and attempted to demean her and her decision to be here for her children and grandchildren. She never apologized, instead like CAA Handler she does it every so often when she needs a career boost. If Brad “reconnected” in any context with Etheridge, he’d show himself to be a fairly weak worthless waste of time.

  4. ms says:

    I appreciate what she was able to do for the LGBT community as an “out” celeb when that was NOT a thing, but she is such an a-hole. She is so clearly not a nice person at all.

  5. Merritt says:

    It is just sickening that Melissa would condemn another woman’s choice to get a mastectomy. Mind your own business. Jolie had very good reasons to take the precautions with her health that she did.

    • KB says:

      No matter how bad the relationship is with him and Angelina, he was there when she went through the mastectomy and was there through the decision making process. I just can’t imagine him forgiving anyone for insulting her like that. Just on a human level what Melissa said was gross, and I don’t see Brad wanting any part of that.

    • minx says:

      She has always been nasty about AJ.

  6. KB says:

    I doubt Brad has any interest at all in reconnecting with her. She’s been using his name for headlines for years.

  7. kate says:

    Too bad Chelsea Handler is straight, they would make a delightful couple. Two blonde holes of thristiness.

    • Maya says:

      Throw in Jennifer for a threesome as there is a reason she was/is friends with these vile women.

    • citney says:

      Handler is bi, she’s admitted she’s slept with women.

      The woman is a pig, why any woman or man would get near her will always remain a mystery.

  8. Maya says:

    15 years so Brad stopped being friends with this vile woman while he was married to Jennifer and before even meeting Angelina.

    Brad may try to claim he has moved but he is also the one who is loudest and really trying to look like he has moved on. In my opinion, people who are loud and really trying to show the world that they have moved, are the ones who are stuck in the past.

    Brad has many sins but I don’t think he will ever reconnect with this woman after her attack on Angelina. Brad will lose his children’s respect if he ever did that.

    PS: instead of writing about this woman I would love it if you wrote about the fact that Angelina is producing and maybe even directing a movie about Native American hero Jim Thorpe….

    • Lilly says:

      I’m so happy about that too. So many Native movies, made more in the mainstream, are done so poorly and I have high hopes for this. Especially with Martin Sensmeier in the main role.

    • Fa says:

      His pr was proudly saying he reconnected with old friends when Angie left his sorry arse. It was dig at Angie, like it was a prisoner of Angie and it wouldn’t be long before he reconnect with this vile woman.

  9. Patty says:

    She is fake

  10. Frosty says:

    This is like the 2nd or 3rd time she’s tried to reconnect with Brad via the media. Girl, he’s long since fallen out of the habit of being friends with you, move on.

  11. Sage says:

    Bahahahaaaa…he dropped her 15 years ago, time she move on!

  12. LittlefishMom says:

    There seems to be a lot of people in the industry who dislike and speak very negatively about AJ. It’s interesting to me that we’ve never read about her retaliating or speaking ill of others. I don’t understand why so many people dislike her. Actors/actresses getting together, cheating, divorcing has gone on forever. People go nuts about hating her. It just never stops.

    • Maya says:

      Sorry but the only people speaking badly about Angelina are CAA people linked to Jennifer Aniston.

    • Fa says:

      The reason is Angie is not part of CAA and don’t share agents or publicists like most of CAA clients do. Also Angie is independent woman and don’t care what Hollywood think of her as most are jealous of the attention she is getting from the media.

    • citney says:


      I haven’t heard many people in the industry speak negatively about Angelina. The tabloids want people to think that’s the case, but the truth is, it’s only people such as Ms. Etheridge or the nasty Handler who talk maliciously about Angie. Strange thing, neither have ever met Angie.

      • LittlefishMom says:

        I wasn’t saying it in a judgemental or mean way about AJ. When BP was at the award show for the first time and received a standing ovation I think it was pretty clear who Hollywood sides with. Just an observation. I like that AJ takes the high road.

      • citney says:


        Hollywood sides with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, so what good is having the Hollywood crowd on your side????

        Who has the most projects in the works, that would be Angelina.

      • Vegramen says:

        @Citney, see Sony hacks (Scott Rudin) and even her own nanny Krisann Morel.

        I think people dislike because they think she’s super fake and not much of a talent directing or acting wise. Rudin said she was a celeb and a camp event and “that’s all.” Too much PR’ing and not much substance. She doesn’t have that many projects lined up; she said it herself she’s not that into HW and prefers to concentrate on nonprofit stuff.

      • Song says:

        The haters like Vegramen (are you whamo by any chance? You’re definitely from FF and/or DListed, you’re so transparent) to bring up Rudin but forget that he has been thoroughly discredited, and he sucked up to Angelina after he made those comments. Thus, their weapon with Rudin is null and void. Angelina is a respected actress and director, even among her own peers. She is liked as an actress, but loved as a humanitarian. She is not fake like other so-called American sweethearts. She is genuine, the real McCoy. And some are simply so jealous of her beauty and success in hollywood and in the humanitarian arena and that causes an inferiority complex with some like Vegramen.

      • Vegramen says:

        Song, is that you, Angie (or TLOL1365 / Citney / SIdney / LetItGo)? Nope I’m not jealous and nope I don’t have an inferiority complex. Whamo is not a username I’ve ever used. Never posted on FF and rarely check into DListed. I find her disingenuous but you’re free to love her.