Brad Pitt: ‘I had to understand my own culpability’ in my divorce

Actor Brad Pitt arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of 20th Century Fox's 'Ad Astra' held at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood Cinerama Dome on August 18, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Brad Pitt is still promoting Ad Astra, which is to say he’s still promoting his Oscar campaign for both Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It’s been years since Brad Pitt did this kind of promotional tour and interview schedule, but remember, he’s not going to campaign for an Oscar. Hahaha. I’m not sure if Ad Astra’s box office helps or hurts Brad’s Oscar chances – Ad Astra made about $19 million domestically in its opening weekend, but internationally, the film is performing well. Which just shows that Brad is still pretty popular overseas. Anyway, Brad chatted with NPR for his Ad Astra promo and he ended up getting some direct questions about his divorce from Angelina Jolie. He tried to be as vague as possible, but the quotes still made headlines:

On men processing trauma: “Well, it’s just that. I don’t know that we’ve been taught to deal with those painful events very well. In fact, we’re better at burying them — at least certainly speaking for myself. You know, it’s this Marlboro Man image of: Don’t show weakness. But then we were questioning: In doing that, are we actually denying our own feelings? Denying a part of ourselves — a vulnerability, in this guise of Superman — to really be open for our loved ones, for our sons and daughters, in the sense that we’re all flawed; most of us are doing the best we can. And is there a peace of mind that comes from embracing one’s foibles and humiliations as well as our successes?

Whether his divorce has influenced his performance: “I would be exploring it whether there was a script that allowed that or not. A breakup of a family is certainly an eye-opener that as one — and I’m speaking in general again — but as one needs to understand, I had to understand my own culpability in that, and what can I do better. Because I don’t want to go on like this.

Embracing a healthier type of masculinity from a young age: “I don’t know how to answer that, but it is the question. We seem to be a culture where we will impugn someone for their missteps, but we don’t value what is the next move. And the next move, to me, really defines the character of the individual — to redirect, recalibrate. I see that going on certainly in the workplace, certainly in Hollywood; male and female interactions that needed to be recalibrated [are] being recalibrated in a positive way. Questions of equality certainly still, still need to be recalibrated.

[From NPR]

Having covered so many of Brad’s interviews over the past few months, I’ve really begun to feel like he actually IS addressing his divorce and what happened on the plane, he’s just doing it obliquely in interview after interview about “toxic masculinity” and having to learn how to be open and vulnerable. I’m left with the impression that Brad is basically saying that whatever happened on the plane and whatever led up to that moment was all about how he thought he was a big tough guy who could, like, yell and scream at his wife and then do *something* to Maddox? I don’t know. “A breakup of a family is certainly an eye-opener that as one — and I’m speaking in general again — but as one needs to understand, I had to understand my own culpability in that, and what can I do better…” I get that he’s talking about culpability and responsibility… but it also feels like he’s both-sides-ing everything still?

Brad Pitt at the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Ad Astra" at The Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles

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  1. paranormalgirl says:

    Ya think, Pittsy? YOU are most likely the primary cause of your divorce.

  2. Rapunzel says:

    This just seems like words to me. Isn’t he still not allowed to see the children unsupervised? And what about Mad/Pax choosing not to see him?

    It honestly doesn’t seem like he’s put that much work into repairing things.

  3. Willow says:

    Yet his team Gaslighted Angelina every opportunity. He still blames her no matter how vague he talks about toxic masculinity.
    Not once did he defend Angelina in all the time they were together. The tabloid & Entertainment media are brutal with her.
    She got all the blame for being with Pitt & now gets all the blame for leaving Pitt.

    • Guest says:

      So true! I like Brad but that was one of things that bothered me about him – he never defended Angelina during the breakup with JA. And he still doing the same. Not sure he’s owning his part.

  4. Erinn says:

    It does sound kind of both sidesy – but at the same time, I can only assume that there were bigger issues in the marriage that weren’t always 100% on him. I think a lot of people have been in a relationship where a partner was an absolute pile of poo, but their own actions aren’t 100% above board either whether as a reaction to the other person’s poor treatment of them, or just from poor compatibility. Breakdowns in communication, opposing schedules, work stress brought home are all things that can pile on to an already strained relationship.

    Now that doesn’t at all excuse truly bad behavior. While I don’t know what happened on that plane, clearly something big happened. Maybe it was due to drinking. Maybe it was someone hitting their breaking point. I have no idea. Either way, he’s done major damage to his family, and he’s responsible for his own actions.

    The bar is set pretty low for Brad, but this interview surprised me because I expected it to be a complete shit show, and it only was a minor one. So I don’t know. I’d like to think the man was getting some form of therapy for the kids’ sake, but also for his own. A family breakup is hard even on couples who didn’t have some kind of MAJOR issue blow up like they did. I do hope someone is finally breaking through with him that yes, he is responsible for his own actions and he needs to deal with that.

    The toxic masculinity stuff is true, though it kind of seems like at least a partial cop out. Even if that’s the case though, I do wish more people would speak about that.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      I like how you said this @Erinn,and I think he’s actually trying to take responsibility,for whatever it’s worth.I guess I don’t mind seeing a man (or woman)make changes however small or slow if they are truly working on themselves.It is hard to unlearn years of bad behavior,bad habits,bad ways of thinking,so maybe he’ll actually grow from this ,hopefully…

    • Green Desert says:

      Completely agree with this measured take. There are A LOT of Angeloonies who have wild takes on the former Jolie Pitts. While I have no doubt substance abuse and toxic masculinity were major issues for Brad, there were likely many other issues in the relationship. I know a lot of people love Angie, but the issue with deifying a celebrity is that you refuse to acknowledge their issues (and we all have them).

      All that said, nothing excuses what Brad allegedly did to Maddox. I think we’re all in agreement on that.

    • JulieCarr says:

      Brangelina fans tried to brush it off at the time, but there were a ton of signs that their relationship was in a bad place years before they split.

      They were seen having full blown screaming arguments. They stopped planning their schedules around each other and started spending months apart, and in that last year it seemed like they were often actively avoiding each other even when they weren’t working. Angelina wrote a film about an awful, toxic relationship for them to star in and they kept tying it back to their relationship during promo. Then there was their wedding, which was all about their children and not at all about them as a couple. Everything about it screamed ‘last ditch attempt to hold it together for the kids’.

      Whatever happened on that plane was obviously the last straw, but it’s not like it was a happy, healthy relationship up til then.

      • ennie says:

        i think all /most relationships have ups and downs and there are some that have periods where they have of find themselves again. I do think he was relying of AJ too much to manage the whole family while he was working or just “supervising”-wine testing in his vineyard. He was there for her after the surgery, etc, but they drifted apart, maybe sort of like the Afflecks, except that Brad was becoming what his upbringing predicted. It must have been hard for him to finally realize that he became something that he was trying to avoid, the typical emotionally unavailable man, who numbed his feelings and was soaked in alcohol. plenty of macho men of the old school. he tried to escape that when he left his uber religious childhood and environment. It’s easier to fall back into things that are familiar. Ditto AJ, she was becoming her mother who was caring for everyone,she has always been a reliable person, and her children came first.

        I do think the children need their father (a healthy, emotionally available, not pretentious version), and I hope everything works out in the long run.

    • Riley says:

      Agree completely! He is certainly flawed but trying to be as honest as he can without spilling his guts to the global world. Celebrity or not, he does get to keep some details of his life to himself.

      • Lady D says:

        You mean he protect his reputation at all costs, while continuing to slam the mother of his children. The only details he’s keeping quiet are the ones that make him look bad. Gutless actions. No way in hell he’s going to admit culpability for anything.

  5. Everley says:

    How is Ad Astra doing well overseas when it has only made $26 million after opening in 82% of the countries on a $100 million budget? That sucker is flopping hard.

  6. GrnieWnie says:

    I suspect he’s long had problems with alcohol/weed. What was that whistleblower movie he was in a while back…? He looked so puffy in that movie, with a huge beard. I think he got clean for his kids for a while. For whatever reason, I get the sense that he’s a depressive.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Well, it is hard to know but I wouldn’t be surprised. Men generally react differently to depression than women. They are more prone to anger and self-medicating with alcohol/drugs.

    • DaisySharp says:

      Yes. For years his depression issues were Jen’s fault because she’s “soooo, like, boring man”. Now all of a sudden people woke up.

    • Lowrider says:

      Decades long alcohol abuse, admitting that he would “bong himself into oblivion” his disdain for the life he led while married to Aniston, his daddy issues and now children issues. Hopefully his spiritual jewellery designer and Kanye’s Sunday Service can help him find peace and contentment.

  7. Grace says:

    It’s shocking how he’s incapable of take responsibility for the break up of his family and marriage. This is most likely the reason the kids and their mother want nothing to do with him. It’s his fault he has no significant role in his kid’s everyday lives. His lost tho.

    • Carol says:

      I actually think he is taking some responsibility – at least in the interview. It seems to me that he is trying to understand his own culpability on the demise of his family. Good for him. Hopefully it will help him figure out how he can be a better person and a better father.

      And if course he is still promoting his movie. Its part of his duty as an actor. Its like damn if he does and damn if he doesn’t on this site.

    • OriginalCarol says:

      Like his first ex Aniston said, 98% was his problem of him checking out of his marriage and expected his partner to pick up all the slacks.. Until he owns his mistakes and put in the works, he would still be searching for the solution….Like a hamster running round and round in its cage trying to find a way out.

      Give this loser an Oscar please for finally coming to the conclusion that the breakup of his family was really an eye opener. Seriously!? It takes 3 years after his wife left him and some of his children wanted nothing to do with him that he finally realized that? What’s he thinking then? That they would just sat down and had some conversation, throw in some required therapies if you must, and they would be all good? That whatever he’d said and done on the plane were just some alcohol sh*t talking. LOL. He just now woke up to the fact that he’s basically a lonely man doing his own things at 55 years old. Not much of a family to speak of. Just hang out with friends and their families, whoever is still around once his fame fades away. Well, looks like that’s what he’s getting and he so richly deserved all happiness he’s harvesting after months of smearing his ex wife and kids.

  8. Ali says:

    The break up of a family is an….eye opener? Never mind my previous “missteps” let’s just focus on what I do next, k?

    If the whole world hadn’t seen his perfect family guy persona implode, he’d never ever admit that any of his behavior was a problem.

    She’s raising six kids alone. He’s embracing his foibles. Sounds about right.

    • SaraR. says:

      I agree. This was probably issue for a long time, and she tried for him to admit that and do something about it. He didn’t do it, and probably never would if it didn’t implode and he was forced to do it (I mean therapy, AA). I bet the resistance from his children is not only because of what happened on that plane, but also how he reacted after, blaming their mother and being all around jerk. They know him well and there is a reason why they are cold to him after all this time.

  9. Valiantly Varnished says:

    You know, I would give him the benefit of the doubt if it werent for the fact that he spent the entirety of his divorce smearing his ex. And continues to to do so. Actions speak louder than words so you can talk about toxic masculinity all day long but if you’re still painting your ex as the villain through shady PR pieces you are still very much a toxic male.

  10. Sierra says:

    He is not really admitting anything here. As usual his answers provide others the means to attack Angelina and their children.

    Until he does something to address the media attack towards his children, I won’t give this man a pass.

  11. Myrtle says:

    No question the divorce was horrible for his image. Brangelina was a real cultural icon (sorry Bey) and it imploded very publicly. Considering all 6 kids must have as much access to the internet and media as anyone else, including their father’s appearances and interviews, I think he’s doing the right thing by not going into detail. It’s none of our business—though of course, we can’t help wondering!—and it’s their real, actual lives. Brad seems to be taking responsibility for the split, in a general sense, while trying to keep his kids/ex out of the conversation directly AND while trying to maintain his hallowed place in the Hollywood galaxy. Obviously “things” in the family aren’t all fine, not in a happily shared custody or conscious uncoupling kinda way. But he’s got a career, and a job to do. So I’m okay with this. Keep working on yourself, keep growing, that’s the best anyone can do.

    • stormsmama says:

      I agree with you
      I think it would be AWFUL if he spoke directly about Angie and the kids
      Maybe other than to say he loves them.
      But its what is happening behind the talk…is he actually trying to repair the relationships? Therapy? Communication? Listening? Time spent together?
      Is Angie alienating him or is she encouraging relationships with him?
      I presume she is a total hero and is – so he may be a sadder man than i realized- but if he can try and is trying to repair it all, then this is interview and kind of vague talk is fine.

      OR he could just say “Look, I always imagined myself the hero in the story-
      It took (the incident on plane which led to) divorce for me to open my eyes and realize ITS NOT ALL ABOUT ME! But, like, I still wanted things to be all about me and I got frustrated with the day to day tedium of being present, which is basically parenting in a nutshell, and so I checked out on Angie… and the kids. I screwed up in the worst way and I am doing the work now I’ll tell ya! I am sober, I am humbled and I am determined to work every single day to be a better father and co-parent. I am deeply sorry. I wish Id realized how toxic my behavior was, but it was tied too tightly to my idea of masculinity…and my image and celebrity. Im ashamed and so very sorry. And like I said Im working daily to be a better person, father, and co-parent. Truly.”

    • smcollins says:

      Well said @myrtle. I wholeheartedly agree with everything you said.

  12. Lightpurple says:

    When one is trying to reconcile with one’s children, one does not speak about it in interviews. Courts frown on that.

  13. Eliza says:

    Yes there were things on both sides which leads to a marriage dissolving or getting so bad you’re fighting in front of the kids. But the final nail was a violent-drunken act he was responsible for. Like he didn’t understand why striking your child would be grounds for divorce until now? Did he think it was just evil woman filled for divorce for no reason other than she’s evil?

  14. lucy2 says:

    I feel like he’s trying to tie all this to toxic masculinity, which seems kind of like a cop out. Hopefully that’s just his public talking points and privately, he’s taken responsibility for his own actions and decisions and not trying to blame it on anything else, but given how he’s acted the past 2 years (and before that) I doubt it.

    If he were really taking responsibility, he’d shut down the tabloids and stop the stuff coming from his camp, but he didn’t do that in Divorce #1, so I doubt he’ll ever do it with Divorce #2.

  15. Rileir says:

    It seems like his star status has insulated him from taking responsibility. He’s so annoying- shut up, reconcile with all your kids properly by putting in the hard work, and stay out of the limelight until you do.

  16. BayTampaBay says:

    I never understood why he divorced Jennifer Aniston.

    I never understood why Angelina Jolie had a relationship with him and married him.

    Some things I just cannot make sense of because the are just beyond my capacity.

  17. Hmmm says:

    He’s on a non stop Pity Party.

    If Angie was the one who couldn’t shut up his fans would be livid. 🤣🤣🤣

    Hopefully sat Hari will get him to stop stalking Angelina and move on. 🤷🏽‍♀️

  18. Hmmm says:

    LoL it’s not performing that well. Variety is downplaying the budget. Deadline Hollywood says the budget was more like 100 million + and that even if it makes 150 worldwide it will still be a loss for the studio 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Carmen says:

      50% of the box office revenues goes to the theater managers. So if a movie cost $100 to make, $200 million at the box office will cover the $100 million in production costs.

      But on top of that, there are the marketing costs (ads, commercials, etc) which can easily run into another $40 or $50 mil.

      So it’s a safe estimate that Ad Astra will have to make in the neighborhood of $250 mil before it breaks even. Anything over that is profit.

  19. Mona says:

    Now Jolie needs to talk on her side of the street too.Wedding and made of 2 people

    • Sierra says:

      She wasn’t the one who was an alcoholic nor was she investigated by child services, FBI.

      More important, she is not the one who still cannot see the children without supervision.

      Angelina also didn’t smear him in public so she doesn’t have to do it admit anything.

      I know you are a Pitt fan and you just want to make this divorce into two people’s fault. But as most people can see, your hero was the one who damaged the family.

    • Lady D says:

      Do you really want her to talk, Mona? She has 10 years worth of stories on his drug use, the stupid shit he did while drunk, the jobs he lost, how he handled his children while drunk, what 10 years of drug use and alcohol did for their relationship, parenting abilities, almost non-existent sex life due to alcohol abuse, the stupid risks he took while drunk, some of which would be with his children, the amount of times he disappeared on a bender… Do you really want her to talk?

  20. Sassbr says:

    I saw Ad Astra and it was fantastic. It deserves the accolades. He’s great in it and I never thought he was that good of an actor really, just a guy who was good at picking out his material.

  21. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    They both have been around a long time in Hollywood and both are manipulative and know how to work the press. They both should have to take co-parenting classes. I don’t believe either one of them is any better than the other. Just depends on whose spinning the story that day.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Except for the fact that one one parent currently is taking care of all 6 children. And we get monthly reports from page six with positive stories of one parent’s active dating life. And get bi-monthly tabloid updates about how sexy that one parent is and nothing about his parenting skills. Or and at the first appearance post separation at an awards show, that one parent got a standing ovation to show Hollywood is Team Brad. There is always blame on both sides but rarely is it truly 50:50.

  22. ojulia123 says:

    Here’s what I think is missing from that little soundbite:

    “I had to understand my own culpability in that, and what can I do better…to change the narrative so that Angelina looked like the bad guy and I looked like the victim. Because I am essentially a dirtbag.”

  23. Texas says:

    I like Brad. I think he is trying to grow to be a better human. Plus he is pretty. Real pretty.

    • Hmmm says:

      Only when the papz and photographers use that airbrush tool and even then he’s not pretty. Just the white American version of what they think is pretty for a man, lol.

  24. Jaded says:

    All he needs to do is say clearly “I fucked up”. But no, he cloaks all his statements in generalities and big words and ends up looking even worse.

  25. Well-Wisher says:

    He has to be self aware of his mistakes in the relationship to avoid repeating them in the next. It seems that he get this. Two equal parties in a relationship are equally responsible when it falls apart.

    • SaraR. says:

      Two equal parties in a relationship are EQUALLY responsible when it falls apart.

      That is not universally true, and I am talking from experience of my parents marriage and my aunt’s marriage.

    • Jaded says:

      Two are often not equally responsible when a relationship falls apart, I can attest to my own experiences in a couple of relationships where both partners were unfaithful to me and I had no other recourse than to leave. Immediately.

  26. Senator Fan says:

    I think he chose his words carefully for a reason. What happened to end the marriage is best left to therapy and not divulge in interviews. If he’s doing the work behind the scenes to address his issues and work on himself then that’s great. It will serve him well in the future for all his relationships, especially his kids.

  27. Kikis says:

    I think 50/ 50. I actually like this Brad better. Because by the end they were starting to look ugly to look and feel at… I hope everything works out for him.

  28. Kikis says:

    Angelina will never quit and brad is not billy bob he will not say something lije billy bob said basically i am the reason… so it will continue like this between the two. Hehe

    • Sierra says:

      Are you actually laughing at the fact that 6 children are unhappy???

      • laura-j says:

        As a child of divorce i was much happier when my parents who weren’t good together anymore split up. I don’t think we can say that the children are unhappy.

  29. Brittney says:

    I couldn’t roll my eyes harder. How could his focus possibly be… him and his journey?!

  30. kerwood says:

    When I read the headline, my first thought was ‘which marriage is he talking about’? He’s culpable in both, even though he let Angelina Jolie catch hell for years for the breakup of his first marriage.

    By the time Pitt met Angelina, it was clear he was ready for something different. All his interviews at that time were about wanting to have children and his growing political awareness. Pitt was hanging with Clooney, who had a very public political persona, even though he continued living THAT life. Clooney (along with Don Cheadle) were involved in fighting the genocide in Darfur among other things. It’s clear Pitt wanted to be more than just a pretty face. He wanted to be taken SERIOUSLY and he figured that would never happen if he stayed with Aniston who, to my knowledge, has never expressed interest in anything beyond her hair and her dog,

    I don’t blame Pitt for being bored; I’ve always found Aniston boring. So he meets Angelina Jolie, who not only has an already established human rights profile, she’s cool as hell. Apparently Angelina wasn’t interested in an affair with a married man, so Pitt dropped Aniston like a hot brick. He and Angelina adopt Zahara and then he adopts Maddox.

    One look at Angelina’s face in their wedding pictures showed that there were problems. I don’t believe that they got married because their children wanted it. I think Pitt wanted it as a last ditch effort to hang on to Jolie and she agreed because of their family and probably because she still loved him. Whatever happened on that plane was enough to send her running, made the courts decide that his children shouldn’t be alone with him and estranged him from his two oldest sons.

    The way Pitt talks, one would think that he and Angelina just didn’t get along. He leaves the dirty work to his team and it’s been VERY dirty. Pitt’s admitted to alcoholism but he hasn’t admitted to what happened to break up his family so completely and so suddenly. He knows that the mob that’s been howling for Jolie’s blood for years will swallow any horrible story they’re fed. So the guy who is willing to take culpability for the end of his marriage hasn’t hesitated to repeatedly throwing his ex-wife under the bus. And he’s never taken responsibility for the end of his first marriage. Pitt has let Angelina be torn to shreds for that for years. He’s NEVER been man enough to admit that he just got tired of being married to Jennifer Aniston.

    It’s suited Aniston to play victim all these years, the innocent ‘good girl’ whose perfect life was destroyed by a man-stealing harpy. Maybe Angelina allowed herself to be the fall-guy because she was strong enough to take it. Or maybe she was used to it since Laura Dern pulled the same crap on her, before Dern started fucking MARRIED Ben Harper and got pregnant the same time Harper’s wife did.

    Pitt is never going to be able to say that he’s taking responsibility for his part of the destruction of his marriage (there are always two sides) until he sacks up and tells the truth. He doesn’t have to go into the gory details because that would probably hurt his children. But until he admits that it was more than drinking and a few bong hits that broke up his family, he’s not accepting responsibility for shit.

    • Lowrider says:

      The problem with Brad is he speaks in euphemisms and generalities. He’s not a direct person at all. I think he likes being seen as sly and slick….probably why he gets away with a lot things that should have damaged his reputation. He and his PR team are good a deflecting and dodging.

      He will never come out and explicitly admit what happened over the last 3 years.

    • Carmen says:

      One look at those wedding photos and I was like, WTF?? Pitt looked happy. His mom looked happy. The kids looked happy. Angie looked like she was being led out to execution.

  31. Marty says:

    He just coward, compared to Maddox Just seen Maddox handle strangers talked to him, 18 and 55????, not nervous not licked the lips. Only 3 weeks to go or earlier Angelina will be in the spotlight

  32. Truth hurts says:

    Ok this has gone on for far too long. I would say since 2005. Brad and Jen both should be put in a sack together and thrown in a hole. Both are disgusting but he is far worse.

    The strange thing is Angelina gets a label put on her as manipulative, evil, home wrecker. Etc. When the two of them have used their PR, media, and CAA to deflect and blame one woman for everything or every problem they had or still have. She is their scapegoat. Every tabloid headline, gossip blog hit piece, or talking point is generally directed at or about her.
    Jen eventually got tired of the poor Jen narrative out of guilt. Of course she was humiliated they way he left her but she knew he had checked out yet lied to protect him, and insinuated he was stolen. Lie!

    When Angelina filed for divorce and her then lawyer said he will do anything to protect his image, the truth was revealed.
    In a marriage it is 50/50 but sometimes you are the sole reason for the destruction. Yes she probably was responsible for some agitation or discord but egregious behavior to result in divorce no.
    He did it to two women and the reason she wanted sole custody is she knew he wasn’t interested in being a parent at least a good one. Everyone knows how Angie is about those kids. The same reason Sandra B refuses to let J James anywhere near their adopted son.
    Angie has reluctantly said why, but we saw it. The kids relationship with him show it. He gave her temp full custody(speaks volumes)until Speigel came onboard trying to stunt. Brad isn’t interested in babysitting.
    Everyone calls her crazy but Pitt has more emotional issues than her. He is a depressive.
    Six kids had to suffer for a while because of his selfish unwarranted behavior. Instead of convincing Angie to build a family he didn’t necessarily want or have the mental capacity to help with he should have stayed a single man. That being said HE WILL NEVER ADMIT TO ANYTHING THAT WILL HURT HIS CAREER AND ANGIE WILL NEVER SAY ANYTHING TI HURT HIM OR HER KIDS. So forget finding out what really happened those final years for now. I’ll bet more on one of those kids ratting him out than anyone else.

  33. MattyLove says:

    “Culpability in my divorceS.” You forgot the plural there, Brad. But I fixed it for you.

  34. JanetFerber says:

    We all know it takes a helluva lot to damage a white man’s reputation, to the point that he is NOT made President of the United States or a Supreme Court judge. Really almost impossible.

  35. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Ugh. Just ugh.

    The Mr. wants to see the film- I politely declined to accompany him.

  36. Godwina says:

    I suspect AA is also doing better abroad mainly because of the type of movie it is…slower-paced, odd in some way, stylized, etc. That’s American box-office kryptonite.

    • Hmmm says:

      Only thing is it’s not doing well. LoL. It’s lukewarm.

      HE DITCHED helping his kids through trauma therapy for this movie. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤭🤷🏽‍♀️🤭

      • originalCarol says:

        So far, It’s flopping and may turn out to be a dud just like his last movie, Allied. He’s better off with doing ensemble and producing. Dude has rarely been able to carry films to box office hits by himself, most notably lately.

  37. AugustRobinson says:

    This goes against what everyone else is saying, but I’m not going to pretend to know a damn thing about their relationship. I wasn’t there, so I’m not going to speak on it. But I will say that I grew up in a family where the “good” parent was the one flaunting the kids, talking about the kids, always showing off how close they were to the kids, etc, and the “bad” parent was the rejected one who got left out of the family discussions and never went out with the children because they didn’t use their children to shore up support or symptoms. Both parents were really flawed but the “good” parent turned out to be an enormous problem that only became frighteningly clear in adulthood. And “bad” parent turned out to to be the quiet one with steely resolve and good intentions who supported and loved us in a significantly healthier manner. Both parents again, were really flawed, and there have been problems all around, but I’m not so quick to jump on Angelina’s side when it comes to these things. Again I don’t know any of the details of their relationship so I could be totally wrong, but I do recognize the pap strolls. Pap strolls with all your kids in tow aren’t innocent walks–they’re staged and meant to send a message and meant to dictate an image. And those kids are being use to promote that message and solidify that image. And they don’t know any better right now, but hopefully as they age, they will. I obviously don’t know Angelina at all, but I’m very suspicious of her, and honestly, more so than Brad at this point.

    • Sabu says:

      Brad, is that you?

    • Lowrider says:

      Brad is/was an abusive drunk who required supervision to see his kids, but pap strolls…


    • olive says:

      at least two of his children are estranged from him. that tells me all i need to know about him because those kids know him well and it takes a LOT for a child to decide to estrange themselves from a parent continually for years.

  38. Ladygyms says:

    So from what I gathered she stole a man from his wife and expected him to love and be serious with her. The loonies are out and about. Lesson all men are damaged especially the married ones get your own man instead of ogling a married. Well done Brad and the crazy women can take a seat kiss my ass with all the bs you are spewing.

  39. Ladygyms says:

    Then now you guys are mind readers to know his marriage with Jen was over. Why was she flirting with him before his marriage was done. News flash ladies men will sleep with any woman who makes herself available especially those who play games just to get laid like waiting for him to divorce. Learn to mind your business on someone’s marriage instead of acting like a know it all. Instead of supporting this crazy woman teach her to learn self respect and stop flirting with people’s husbands. Get a divorce and move on. You both had fun he was married when she met him move on and let men be men. Nonesense talk or go back to lesbianism

  40. OriginalCarol says:

    Yeah let abusive men be abusive. Let them do whatever they want. Who needs strong women when we have doormat like his stans for the men to walk on. I was very surprised that Jolie stayed that long with him. She definitely dumbed herself down to stay with him cause we all know he’s a pretty dummy, no question there. For the record, Jolie had left Pitt in the dust the minute the loser lay his hand on her kid(s). She hadn’t looked back. Pitt was the one that’s still talking about the divorce liked a tormented man who couldn’t let go. What a pity little man he is. And if Jolie was taking the pap strolls with the kids, so what. If you have it, flaunt it. I dare Pitt to do the same. Oh wait, he can’t cause (1) he is still being supervised and (2) the kids may not care to be around him much. Show me a picture of him with any of the kids in the last 3 years otherwise he can’t have them unless inside his house under supervision, lol. It’s funny how these stans keep saying we love him and support him blah blah but his movies keep tanking. Not much to show for your idol eh.