Why Brad Pitt is jealous of Matt Damon
July 9th, 2013
11:59 AM ET

Why Brad Pitt is jealous of Matt Damon

Brad Pitt has said himself that he has a pretty awesome life - but there is one thing Matt Damon has that Pitt longs for: privacy.

Although both Pitt and Damon are A-list stars with a capital "A," only one of them is partnered to a woman who is equally famous. For Damon, the decision to marry a "civilian," as he puts it in the August issue of Esquire magazine, has helped him to escape the fame machine and its trappings.

"If you can control the celebrity side of celebrity, then it's worth it," Damon tells the magazine. "I look at Brad - and I have for years - and when I'm with him I see the intensity of that other side of it. And the paparazzi and the insane level of aggression they have and their willingness to break the law and invade his space - well, I wonder about that trade."

Damon, who has four kids with wife Luciana Barroso, can recall once telling Pitt that he walks his kids to school. Upon hearing that as a dad of six, Pitt's face "just fell."

"He was very kind, but he was like, 'You bastard.' Because he should be able to do that, too," Damon said. "And he can't."

That freedom to dodge hordes of paparazzi is the result of getting "lucky," Damon went on. "I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress, at that. Because then the attention doesn't double - it grows exponentially. Because then suddenly everybody wants to be in your bedroom."

Damon and his family also have the advantage of being in New York rather than in Los Angeles, but that's changing, Esquire reports. The family's reportedly found a new home on the same street as Damon's bud and colleague, Ben Affleck, yet Damon's thinking that his middle-of-the-road existence shouldn't warrant too much attention.

"I don't really give them anything. If I'm not jumping up and down on a bar, or lighting something on fire, or cheating on my wife, there's not really any story to tell," the 42-year-old star said. "They can try to stake me out, but they're always going to get the same story - middle-aged married guy with four kids. So as long as that narrative doesn't change too much, there's no appetite for it."

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  1. Joanna

    She does it we have it.

    August 29, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Johnny Mosconi

    Astounding submit, definitely regret not going into the USO style dinner. Keep up the very good do the job!

    August 29, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Smithville

    Learn to fly that Cirrus Brad.

    August 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brittany

    The fact that Matt is so physically unattractive probably helps too.

    July 31, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. nasra

    Brad Rules the world!!

    July 11, 2013 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. Odalice Feliz

    love you brad.

    July 10, 2013 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jennifer Aniston manipulated the situtation all the time..he needed angie in his life.


    July 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Angie and Brad have awsome s-x...best wishes.


    July 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hacking updates as follows...

    grammar...joaazie sent in corrected version-that version is the usual effed up 1-however I am having lunch with the
    old gang - otherwise ignore the fat rat hack

    July 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. brad pitt has always been jealous of matt damon...matt could care less...


    July 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. moms

    he can see his mother anytime...who cares

    July 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Parents

      my uncles were in and out of their mothers house every day...my father was still in his early 60's.

      July 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Are you even a real person or are you a lump of turd sitting in a basement somewhere? You must hve 0 friends and no life to post the number of posts on here that you do.

      July 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • You know i am in a basement because your hacked in....


      July 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hey i'm going too a local bar--through the holland tunnel.

    Brad is one of the hottest men in the industry...all the best too him.

    July 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hot51brad

    He os hot with his short hair...can you believe he's 51 yrs old....oh man...angie is one happy sob

    July 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. El Diablo

    I have a feeling we drove SKY away from the blogs. Sad.


    July 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      That's so SAD! I loved Sky's "matter offact" tone and deep knowledge on so many issues. She will be greatly missed 🙁

      July 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dish Hopper

      she has a huge one–she also id's people then I get a text. she's not a very good gangsta

      July 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. M.A.P.

    Don't pick on Matt Damon- he is retarded. Brad pit looks greasch in that picture, yes sir!

    July 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  16. You mean "SKY?" I miss her ;)


    July 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Brad Pitt is a man's man....

    Can't control him that's for sure. He'll tell Angie too take a hike in 2 seconds.

    July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. The fat in the jar....

    almost as funny and the woman who is religious on this blog

    July 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. That's a beautiful story, Matt. Almost as touching as the "fart in a jar" story I read on another thread...

    July 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |

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