The last photo of Brad and Jen, snapped in October 2004. - J. Vespa/WireImage
"I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," Pitt tells Parade. "I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became 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 my marriage (to Jennifer) had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
In damage-control mode, Pitt attempts to clarify his comments in a statement, telling Us Weekly: "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."
Nearly seven years after leaving Aniston for Jolie, whom he gushes is "such a great mom," Pitt should know well enough to quit pouring salt on the wound. Or doing interviews.
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