You rarely hear 'Moneyball' star Brad Pitt talk about his personal life, and perhaps this new dust-up is part of the reason why. In an interview with Parade magazine, Pitt recalled how dull his life was in the past, especially around the time of his marriage to Jennifer Aniston. "I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," Pitt told the magazine. "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." Needless to say, this caused an uproar.

After word of Pitt's purported Aniston slams (Ani-slams?) pinged around the Internet, the star acted quickly by issuing some clarifying remarks to explain the quote.

It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself -- and that, I am responsible for.

Moral of the story: when you're a member of Hollywood royalty who had one of the most high-profile divorces of the last twenty years, don't use the word "pathetic" anywhere near discussion of your ex.

[via THR, Parade]

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