“The trouble is that he hates the process and how he can’t even step out for a friendly coffee without it being gossiped about.”
Divorce is no easy feat, especially for celebrities because everything they do is under constant scrutiny. It's safe to say that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had a very messy divorce, and it took an emotional toll on them. Perhaps this could explain why the actor is so hesitant with the idea of dating again.
Brad Pitt would surely like to "date again" amid the onging divorce battle with Jolie, and is willing to wait for the right person to come by, but he knows it's not going to be easy. “[He wants to] find that special someone to be with long-term,” an insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “The trouble is that he hates the process and how he can’t even step out for a friendly coffee without it being gossiped about.”
The 57-year-old star's love life was “scrutinized” in the public eye over the years, the source adds, but he is “focused on his family, charities and work” for the time being. “Those are his main priorities,” the insider said.
But, before he begins his dating journey again, he wants to put his past with Jolie behind him. “Brad hopes that one day he and Angelina find a way to forgive each other and move forward, for the kids’ sakes if nothing else,” another source revealed. “He hates all the bad blood.”
Pitt and Jolie were together since 2005, and the duo got married in 2014. Two years later Jolie filed for divorce. The separation is still an ongoing battle in Court with both parents fighting over custody of their kids.
In an interview with Anthony Hopkins in 2019 for Interview Magazine, Pitt added that he was overcome by emotions when he found out that his ex-wife wanted a divorce. "I am quite famously a not-crier. Is that a term? I hadn't cried in, like, 20, years, and now I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved. Moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news. Just moved."
The actor saw the change as a positive one because he added, "I think it’s a good sign. I don’t know where it’s going, but I think it’s a good sign."
He also spoke about "wrestling" with "blame." However, even when Hopkins asked him, he didn't specify what he was referring to and spoke about the act of "forgiveness" instead. He said, "I’m realizing, as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I’ve made that I’m not proud of, that I value those missteps, because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else."
He added, "You can’t have one without the other. I see it as something I’m just now getting my arms around at this time in my life. But I certainly don’t feel like I can take credit for any of it."
Well, here's hoping that Pitt soon finds the one.
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