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Brad Pitt Does Damage Control After Dissing Jennifer Aniston

Erin Carlson
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The last photo of Brad and Jen, snapped in October 2004. - J. Vespa/WireImage

Brad Pitt should just stop doing interviews -- or answering questions about Jennifer Aniston, at the very least. Pitt's comments to Parade magazine about his failed first marriage are shockingly honest yet extremely hurtful to a woman (Jen, duh) who'll spend her entire life being compared to Angelina Jolie (which really sucks for Jen, because Angie will always win).

"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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