Skip to Content

Courteney Cox has finally been asked about the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce.

It was really only a matter of time, wasn’t it?

For what reason? Why would Courteney Cox possibly be asked about Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt?

Courteney Cox Pose
Photo via Getty Images

Come on. Think about it:

Because she’s good friends with Jennifer Aniston, of course.

Aniston was married to Pitt until 2005, which is well over a decade ago.

And Aniston is now married to Justin Theroux, very happily, we might add.

Still, the Internet has never shut up about Aniston and Pitt’s breakup, speculating on whether the actor cheated on Aniston with Jolie and when he might get back together with the former Friends star.

It’s been exhausting and ridiculous.

But now a new round of chatter is underway because of course it is.

Theroux was recently asked about the Brangelina split, giving a mature and well-reasoned response.

"As a child of divorce, all I can say is that’s terrible news for those children and that’s all you can really say," he responded during a press junket for his upcoming movie, The Girl on the Train.

In a separate interview, he added:

"There are bigger things to bitch about. It’s shocking how much bandwidth things can take up when there are far more important things going on in the world."

It’s true.

But that didn’t stop Entertainment Tonight from raising the Brad and Angelina issue with Cox on Tuesday at Revlon’s Annual Philanthropic Luncheon at Chateau Marmont.

“I feel like we’re exacerbating it by even talking about it,” Cox said, adding of Aniston’s name being dragged into the Jolie-Pitt split:

It’s not about her.

No, it’s not.

Was it fun for us to make the following photo gallery? We have to admit: yes, it was.

But we’re not going around and actually asking friends or husbands of Jennifer Aniston for their reactions to this news.

That’s just inappropriate and rude.

The bottom line here is that six children no longer have a two-parent household.

Shouldn’t that be the focus?

Jolie filed for divorce on September 19, five days after an alleged incident on board a private plane, during which an allegedly drunk Pitt WENT OFF on one of the couple’s kids.

Did he verbally abuse this child? Did he physically abuse this child?

The FBI is actually looking into it.

Jolie is seeking full physical custody of the kids, while Pitt will be fighting for joint custody.

There’s a lot going on here. There’s a lot to unpack. There are kids to worry about and real questions to ask.

The role Jennifer Aniston played in this divorce is most decidedly NOT one of these questions.

How come?