No one believes Angelina Jolie made Brad Pitt lose his friends, do they?

Oct 14, 2016 at 10:12 a.m. ET
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It's really sad that every time a celebrity couple files for divorce, their personal matters are strewn across every tabloid, and we've seen it happen a lot this year — most recently with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

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There have been a lot of damning rumors and allegations made against both Pitt and Jolie since their decision to file for divorce was made public, and the latest report to add to the ever-growing list is one about Pitt losing all his friends because of his relationship with Jolie.

A source told Hollywood Life that "Brad [Pitt] has really lost almost all his friends during his time with Angie [Jolie]," adding, "She was a loner who didn't really like to socialize with his group of friends."

The source continued, "Brad was totally infatuated with Angie from the get-go and would do whatever she asked. She really wasn't into hanging out with his friends so Brad followed her lead and lost touch with many of them."

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Ugh, we take issue with the claims made by this source because they're harsh and pretty unfair. Rather than paint Jolie as a manipulative monster, there could be a few very good reasons for the fact that Pitt reportedly no longer hangs out with some of his friends.

  1. He was a married man, and his partner became his most loyal and most loving companion.
  2. He was a father to six beautiful children, which no doubt took up a lot of his time — and he enjoyed spending time with his family rather than his friends.
  3. With age comes change. In general, we are more reluctant to go out drinking, partying or even just socializing with friends. Priorities change; so do personalities, and people do drift apart. This is totally normal and could have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Jolie "wasn't into hanging out with his friends."

Of course, that's not to say that Pitt didn't distance himself from his friends, as the publication notes that Melissa Etheridge commented on her friendship with Pitt while on air with Andy Cohen for his SiriusXM show earlier this month. She said, "I really hope that he reaches back out because there are a lot of us who haven't seen him in 10 years, and it was hard then. We all lost a friend."

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So, our point? Pitt is a grown man, and we highly doubt that anyone forced him into doing anything he didn't want to. It's not fair to put the blame squarely on Jolie's shoulders, now is it?

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt through the years
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