Shots have been fired in Brad Pitt’s defense! His old friend Melissa Etheridge wasn’t afraid to express her opinion on Brangelina’s divorce, putting Angelina Jolie on blast for being ‘mean’ and making ‘unfounded’ charges. See everything Melissa said right here!
“It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship and your rights to your children and do it as purposefully as I see it’s being done,” Melissa, 55, revealed in an interview with Andy Cohen. “There’s a way to be….I’ve been twice around this block, and I know it really well, and I know when there’s some forethought to just how mean [you can be] and just how you’re going to put disinformation out there first.”
Clearly Melissa doesn’t approve of the way Angelina has gone about this divorce! She didn’t stop there, either. Andy asked Melissa her thoughts about the allegations that Brad was verbally and physically abusive with his kids, she called them “completely unfounded” and “heartbreaking.” Although she admitted that she hasn’t spoken to Brad for “years,” Melissa seems to think that Brad would never abuse a child!
While it may seem a bit biased for Melissa to be bashing Angelina, she actually has more inside scoop on Brangelina than you’d think. When Melissa was still in contact with Brad, she was also watching her good friend Laura Dern suffer from heartbreak over Billy Bob Thornton, who broke off his engagement to Laura to be with Angelina. Melissa was also close with Brad when he was married to Jennifer Aniston (she even performed at their wedding), so she also witnessed firsthand how Angie broke up Brad’s marriage too. No wonder Melissa has so much to say about Angelina, huh?
Angelina has yet to respond to Melissa’s comments, but if the actress does say anything she’ll likely fight back. When Angelina filed for divorce from Brad on Sept. 19, her entertainment attorney released a statement that said the split was for the “health of her family.” And considering she wants full physical custody of their kids, it does seem like there could be some underlying issues we don’t know about. Brad and Angelina’s split is messy enough as it is, but if Angelina decides to retaliate on Melissa, things may just get even uglier!
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