Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, who I thought divorced for wrong reasons, may have actually had rather more complex reasons for the sad end to their beautiful relationship. After months of media coverage, Brad Pitt is now shedding some light on what went wrong.
Like a gentleman, Brad Pitt shows does any of the stupid things very typical in Hollywood after a divorce. So do not expect a tell-all book about their marriage. He still talks fondly about her and had only good things to say about their relationship. When asked for the reasons for their divorce as part of his interview with GQ, Pitt describes the reasons for their breakup as "complex and multifaceted" and "not one thing." (Related article: Marriage and divorce)
That is quite understandable since a relationship is never that simple. But in his interview, Pitt also said things that Americans typically do not like to talk about but are a fact of life. In a country with a divore rate of 50%, only someone like Pitt has the guts to say that "The idea that marriage has to be for all time -- that I don't understand." He does not think that his marriage with Jennifer Aniston was a failure since he does not believe that it "is in our nature to be with someone for the rest of our lives," as quoted in a Vanity Fair article last year. (Related article: Saving marriage in America)
What about the other woman Angelina Jolie? Well only time will tell how much of the rumors are true but it is definite that he is a great admirer of hers and cites her charity work as astonishing. "She probably makes money so she can give more away. That seems to be more her concern than films," he said about Jolie.