Brad Pitt is talking about his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.
And saying nice things.
The actor, whose "Moneyball" hits theaters Sept. 23, is wincing a little over some comments that appear in Sunday's "Parade" magazine.
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Parade quoted the star saying that he "spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony.
"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 Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."
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Pitt winced at his words, which he says were misinterpreted.
And being Brad Pitt, he issued a statement:
"It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," he said in a written 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."
Pitt divorced Aniston in 2005. He and girlfriend Angelina Jolie have six children. Related Articles: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's New Role: Jewelry Designers Angelina Jolie on Acting: ‘I Don't Love It As Much. I Love Being a Mom’