Brad Pitt Uses 'Moneyball' Promotional Tour to Criticize Jennifer Aniston
The actor has largely remained silent about his ex-wife and their marriage until now.
With a new movie to promote, Brad Pitt is suddenly speaking his mind about ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.
The actor recently gave an interview to Parade magazine while on the promotional tour for Moneyball -- which opens Sept. 23 and recently premiered at Toronto -- in which he spoke poorly of his time with Aniston, to whom he was married from 2000-05.
“I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," he said. "I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."
Pitt, of course, is now with Angelina Jolie. The couple has six kids -- three of whom are adopted -- together. He praised Jolie's mothering skills and said he's now much happier.
“I put much more emphasis on being a satisfied man," he said. "I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much. A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss. ... That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.”
Pitt has largely remained silent about Aniston and their marriage since they got divorced six years ago. However, he did raise eyebrows when he posed with Jolie for a family-themed shoot in the July 2005 issue of W magazine, not long after his split with Aniston.
After the magazine came out, Aniston remarked that he was missing a "sensitivity chip."
Aniston is currently dating Justin Theroux, who co-stars with her in the upcoming movie Wanderlust.
In Moneyball, Steven Zaillian's adaptation of Michael Lewis' best-selling book, Pitt plays Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane.