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    Brad Pitt Explains Aniston Marriage Comments: "It Grieves Me That This Was Interpreted This Way"

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston AP Photo/Chris Pizzello; Eric Charbonneau/Le Studio/Getty Images

    If you thought that Brad Pitt's recent remarks about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston for the upcoming issue of Parade magazine were kinda harsh, you weren't alone.

    Hearing the actor, who has been in a relationship with Angelina Jolie for quite some time now, say that his union with Aniston had something to do with his lack of leading an interesting life and that he was "trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't," broke our little hearts!

    And apparently, it hurt his heart, too.

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    Pitt's rep contacted E! News with a statement from the actor clarifying what he meant by those words.

    "It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," he says, "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."

    Well, that's nice of him.

    We're sure Aniston knew deep down inside that Pitt wasn't trying to be malicious with his interview. But even if he was, Justin Theroux is right there to help her forget.

    (Originally published Sept. 15, 2011, at 9:37 p.m. PT)

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