Brad Pitt’s friend opens up about when he left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie, “Brad was ready to soar when he met Angie”
According to Jean Black, a makeup artist and friend of Brad Pitt, has revealed that the ‘World War Z’ actor and his ex-wife are ….. friends!
Jean has known Brad since 1990, and stood by Brad through his divorce from Jennifer Aniston. The couple divorced in 2005 after being married for five years, and being together for seven. Shortly after his divorce, he started dating Angelina Jolie, and then she announced she was pregnant with his biological child, Shiloh, in 2006.
“I think Brad was ready to soar when he met Angie,” Black said of his meeting Jolie on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” back in 2004. “This is not to say anything negative about Jennifer. I was part of that and I know that he and Jennifer are very good friends and he cared deeply for her.”
“But in Angie,” Black continued, “he saw a very adventurous person who was grabbing on to life and taking it to its nth degree. It was intriguing because I felt Brad had that in him and wanted to unleash it.”
The 49-year-old actor has not been hush-hush when it comes to his years with Aniston or his love for Jolie. In the new issue of Esquire magazine, Pitt gushes about how he hasn’t “known life to be any happier” while reflecting on the days he was married to the “Friends” star. CONTINUE READING…
“For a long time I thought I did too much damage -– drug damage,” he said. “I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f**king off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany -– a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”
Some perceived this as Pitt indirectly slamming Aniston — something he did more directly in a 2011 Parade interview when he said he got sick of his “pathetic” 90s self. Adding, “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.”
For her part, the soon-to-be-married Aniston has stayed above the scrutiny surrounding her ex-husband and doesn’t say much about the relationship. Last March, however, she did tell InStyle magazine that headlines about a feud between her, Pitt and Angelina is “a story that has nothing to do with reality.”