Brad Pitt on Divorce

In a recent interview with GQ, Brad Pitt gives a glimpse into his divorce from Jennifer Aniston. His view on the divorce explains, in part, why the marriage didn’t last.

“It’s talked about like it failed. I guess because it wasn’t flawless,” he says. “Me, I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful, actually. The idea that marriage has to be for all time — that I don’t understand.”

He has no concept of commitment, promise, vows.  He seems to hold an “as long as it feels good do it” attitude about something meant to be sacred and symbolic of God’s love for us.

Granted, I don’t expect to get model marriages from celebrities but it is indicative of a greater trend in the world about marriage – its disposable. We want quickie marriages and divorces that don’t inconvenience or cause much sacrifice.

Marriage sounds like something Brad was just trying for a while, if it happened to stick, great. If not, well he tried. What would have been beautiful was if he stuck it out. There is messiness in staying together no matter what. That is real marriage, I think.


Posted on May 16, 2005, in Pop Culture, Psychobabbling, Spiritual Formation and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. i’m going into marriage because someone knows all the messiness of my life, thinks i’m beautiful anyway, AND is committing to sticking around to help clean up & grow out of said mess. looks like Brad missed that last step.

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