Brad Pitt Pleads For Jennifer Aniston Comment-Gate to End: She Doesn't Deserve It!

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Despite attempting to clarify himself once already, Brad Pitt again tried to quiet the PR storm he created with his apparent diss of Jennifer Aniston in Parade.

In a sitdown with Matt Lauer on Today, the Moneyball star addressed the controversy arising from the interview in which he - intentionally or not - made Jen out to look like a dull bore he was pretending to be happy with.

What did he have to say for himself this morning?

Brad Pitt, Parade Magazine

"I've been told about the reaction," he said. "I don't know what was pieced together or put together. All I know is that my point was, the best thing I'd done as a father is be sure my children have a good mother."

"That's all I was, or am, trying to say. It has no reference to the past."

"And I think it's a shame that I can't say something nice about Angie without Jen being drug into it. You know, she just doesn't deserve it."

They also have absolutely no interest in having their personal life serve as public fodder, which has been the case for about 10 years running.

Pitt seems to get particularly riled up about that component:

"I don't wanna be encumbered by any of that. I know my intentions, and I know what I believe, and I know things get misconstrued," he said.

"I know there's a good cycle and a good story to say we're splitting up. And when we don't, to say we've come together again. It's a new cycle, and then there's a secret wedding. 'No, that was put on hold because they're upset.'"

"It's, you know - I live outside of that, and it's much healthier."

A fair point, but there's no denying Pitt's pretend marriage comment was made by the actor himself, as was his subsequent statement clarifying it.

If it was all spin, as he claims, why go out of your way to put out a statement? Was it because Jen went ballistic over it, as has been reported?

No, Brad says, but he did issue it with her in mind.

"No. No. But she's also a seasoned veteran and she knows. You know, and she's a valuable person. We spent seven years together. Come on."

And while their marriage didn't work out, their friendship apparently has.

"I don't want them to say anything bad like that about Jen," he said, adding that after all of this, "She's still a dear friend of mine."

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Here we go again, letting the media manipulate our feelings. Brad Pitt was just being honest. I'm sure he didn't mean for his comments to sound cruel or harsh. He doesn't seem to be that kind of person. He's leading a happier, more fulfilled life with Angelina. That's just the way it is. He used to be just a pretty-boy actor. Now he's an oscar-nomnated actor, a producer, a father, a humanitarian, and the work he's doing in New Orleans is simply phenomenal. We the public and the media need to just let them be. Not just for Brad and his family, but for Jennifer Anniston. Every time there's a media firestorm like this, they paint Jennifer as a victim. I'm sure this is not the way she wants us to see her. I believe she has or is moving on with her life. But it's very hard to move on when everyone sees you as a victim. Let's stop overreacting to the media spin. It's ugly and doesn't benefit anyone but the tabloids.

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I AGREE, LET PUT THIS TO REST.

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The only value Jen has for Brad is for someone to slam when his movie comes out. Which is why I don't watch Brad Pitt movies anymore. Brad Pitt is a user.

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Brad starting to abuse Jen verbally. He does this everytime he's got a movie coming out. I don't know why she should stay friends with someone who is such an insensitive jerk. I really don't like either Brad or Angelina.

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he is promoting his movie and jolie by saying that jen will not be a good mother

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Angelina Jolie, deserves Brad Pitt. Jen, will marry again one day, and be very happy, she deserves that. I love jen, I think she is just gorgeous and will be the winner in the end, believe me. Angelina Jolie is just a show pony.

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When he has a new movie coming out...he knows how to stir the Publicity up. I feel so sorry for Jen for having to endure this JERK that cheated on hr...and now wants to be all touchy feely with "his best friend." He has no shame whatsoever.

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pak31. The reason that this is still an issue is because so, oh so many people seem to think that Angelina Jolie is a godess. NO SHE'S NOT! SHE'S A HUSBAND STEALER. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME. BRAD PITT IS A DEMENTED MAN. WAIT UNTIL THEIR KIDS GROW UP. BETCHA DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS, THAT THEY WILL BE COMPLETE AND UTTER IDIOTS AND ALL TOO SELF-ENTITLED, BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY THEIR PARENTS BEHAVE.

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He need to shut the HECK up!!!!!!!!!!!!! So now people are going to say Jen won't have been a great mother!! I like Jen,but have never been an Angie fan. Now I'm not a fan of Brad. The fact that he cheated on his wife . Then got Angie pregnant WHILE MARRIED TO JEN!!!! Is a bunch of BS!!!!!They do this everytime they have new movie coming out!!

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He calls her a "valuable person"....what kind of lame crap is that? And I don't know what it is about Brad's grammar, but, most of the time I have trouble understanding WHAT he is trying to say. He reminds me of people in my life that are high and try to make sense. I always scratch my head after he talks and say to myself, "What?" Don't get me wrong, he's a good actor. But I can't take him seriously in his personal life...