Remember that pledge Brad Pitt took to not get straight-married to Angelina Jolie until after gay marriage was legal? (In California, or America in general—we can’t remember which.)
Well it looks like Pitt might break his word: the Moneyball star is hankerin’ to wed marry his partner of seven years, he tells The Hollywood Reporter.
“We’d actually like to,” he says of marriage to Jolie, “and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”
Yes, because six years of unwedded bliss to the most beautiful woman in the world has been sheer torture.
“But,” Pitt adds, “to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous. Just ludicrous.”
Thanks for the shout out, dude.
We’re not exactly shocked or appalled—Pitt’s pledge was a cute gesture and reminded Joe Sixpack that straight people have basic rights not afforded to gays and lesbians. And Pitt has done more than just pay lip service to same-sex marriage—he gave $100,000 to the campaign against Prop 8.
But a writer for L.A. Weekly claims “the gay nation is up-in-arms” and “upset” over Pitt’s change of heart.
We’re not. Go and get married, Brad. You have the right, and our blessing. We wouldn’t mind another $100k to fight off NOM in NJ and MD, though.
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