Melissa Etheridge has some thoughts about the Brangelina Split. Let me refresh your memory: Melissa was once very close to Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston when they were dating, engaged and married. When Jennifer and Brad divorced, Melissa sided with Jennifer and basically never looked back. Melissa has said some interesting/negative sh-t about Angelina in the past, like how Angelina Jolie was “not brave” for undergoing a preventative double mastectomy… which Angelina never described as brave, but merely her personal choice. A few years ago, Melissa went on Watch What Happens Live and Andy Cohen quizzed her about Jolie and Aniston and Melissa basically came across like she was still the biggest Team Aniston fan-girl ever. Cohen once again sat down with Etheridge yesterday for his Sirius XM radio show and Melissa felt free to bash the sh-t out of Jolie once again.
Speaking to Andy Cohen on his Sirius XM radio show, Melissa Etheridge said she was “heartbroken” for Pitt and called the accusations that he verbally and physically assaulted his kids, “completely unfounded”.
“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,” said Etheridge, who is a longtime friend of Pitt’s and sang at his wedding to Jennifer Aniston. The Bring Me Some Water star – who has been through her own ugly custody battle with her ex Tammy Lynn Michaels in 2010 – slammed Jolie, 41, and her legal team for the way they’re dealing with the negative news surrounding the divorce.
“I’ve gone through family courts. 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 and just how you’re going to put disinformation out there first.”
Etheridge told the host it’s “completely heartbreaking” to see her friend at the center of child abuse accusations, and said she’d love to reconnect with the 55-year-old, during this difficult time. “I really hope that he reaches back out,” she said, before revealing she lost touch with him after he got together with Jolie. “There are a lot of us who haven’t seen him in 10 years.” She added: “We all lost a friend.”
Etheridge took another swipe at the Girl Interrupted actress accusing her of “nasty” behavior when she struck up a relationship with Billy Bob-Thornton, who was engaged to Laura Dern at the time.
“I was around when Angelina was not doing nice things with Billy Bob to Laura Dern. I went through that on a personal level, and then to know the side of Jennifer and Brad…” she trailed off. “I helped Laura move out of her house with Billy Bob – I like broke into their home to get their stuff out because it was so nasty.”
Melissa is like the Queen of Petty, right? I’m not just hallucinating that? And it’s so old-school petty. Brad and Jennifer have been divorced for 11 years, for the love of God, but Melissa makes it seem like all of Jennifer’s BFFs have been a decade-long holding pattern, just waiting for Brad to come back. As for Melissa saying that the accusations against Brad are “completely unfounded”… how would she know? Why is Melissa even chiming in?
Just a word about the Laura Dern-Billy Bob Thornton thing… years later, didn’t Dern basically admit that BBT had broken up with her and she just thought there was a chance they could back together, and that’s when he got with Angelina? I honestly have no doubt that BBT and Angelina were fooling around for a while, probably behind Dern’s back, but I also believe BBT when he said that he and Dern were done by the time he and Angelina started up officially. In any case, I wonder if Melissa Etheridge thinks Laura Dern is “nasty” for the way Dern homewrecked Ben Harper’s marriage just a short time later?