’Shifting like quicksand’
The former couple broke up in 2005 after five years of marriage and have not been seen together since, with Brad Pitt going on to marry Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston going on to marry Justin Theroux.
When the couple split, they insisted that it was amicable, announcing that they had ’exited the relationship as beautifully as they had entered it’.
But on reflection, Jen isn’t sure that this is the case.
Speaking to Vanity Fair about the announcement of their split, she recalled: ‘What we said was true... as far as I knew.
‘We wrote it together, very consciously, and felt very good about it. We exited this relationship as beautifully as we entered it.’
But despite Brad reportedly insisting that the split wasn’t about anyone else, Jen’s opinion apparently changed when Brad and Angelina’s relationship went public.
Believing him to have ‘lied about his relationship’ with Angelina, Jen, according to The Mirror, explained that the truth was ‘shifting like quicksand under her feet’.
Opening up recently about her last words to Angelina, Jen recalled that the two women had bumped into each other before Brad and Angelina started working together on Mr and Mrs Smith - back in 2004 while Jen was filming for the last season of Friends.
‘I pulled over and introduced myself,’ Jennifer explained. ‘I said, “Brad is so excited about working with you. I hope you guys have a really good time”.’
Reflecting, Jennifer reportedly recalled that after Brad had met Angelina, ‘he was gone’.
This is heartbreaking.
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