Brad Pitt: 'I Was Trying To Pretend' When Married To Jennifer Aniston: [ send to a friend ]
"I put much more emphasis on being a satisfied man. I'm satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much," Pitt tells 'Parade' magazine.
"A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss. That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all."
"I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," continues Pitt. "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 had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
"One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom," he gushes. "She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I'm so happy to have her. "I mean, how many stories have you read that aren't true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up?"
"And when we don't split up, there's a whole new round that we've made up and we're back together again! We'll get married when everyone can. We're not splitting up. And we don't have a seventh child yet."
Pitt is now backtracking from the comments he made in the interview. He claims his words were misinterpreted and he didn't intend to take shots at Aniston.
"It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," he says in a statement. "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."