September 16th, 2011
10:17 AM ET
Brad Pitt would like to clear a few things up.
In an interview with Parade magazine, Pitt reflects on what life was like in the '90s. He tells the mag that he spent a lot of time "trying to hide out" and escape the "full celebrity cacophony." His hide-out process, he said, involved sitting on the couch with a joint in his hand, and eventually he started to feel "pathetic."
Here's where his ex Jennifer Aniston comes in: Pitt tells Parade that "It became very clear to me...that I wasn’t living an interesting life myself...I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."
However, Pitt says in a statement given to CNN that he wasn't insinuating he was unhappy or bored because he was with Jennifer Aniston, and that whatever issues he was dealing with at the time were because of his own actions.
“It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," Pitt, 47, says of his quote about his ex. " 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.”
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