The Ex-files

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I was recently reading an aricle on Cleo titled: “Why Brad Pitt’s mum prefers Jen”. Probably a load of crap but it got my attention anway. Ex partners are funny things. If you get along people think you’re strange, if you don’t get along people think you are being petty. So basically you’re in a no win situation right?

Maybe it’s my split personality but I often waver between the 2 and constantly change my opinion on the subject.

This is what the article had to say:

“It’s an age old question that plagues even the best of us — what happens if you win Mr Right’s heart but not his mum’s? In the latest instalment of the Aniston vs Jolie debate, a source has revealed that Brad Pitt’s mum still prefers his ex wife Jennifer Aniston. Now! magazine has reported that Brad’s mother, Jane Pitt, still thinks of Jen as her ideal “daughter-in-law”. (Ouch!)

“Jane’s seen, first hand, how difficult Angelina is,” a source revealed. “She never comes to visit the family in Missouri and is always prickly on the rare occasions they have got together.” “Jennifer was the total opposite – charming, friendly and the perfect daughter-in-law. She always made time to be an active part of the family, whereas Angie just turns her nose up.”

And if you think this is awkward, it gets worse. An insider of the Pitt family has told the magazine that Jen “remains an active part of the family” and continues to contact Jane Pitt “at least a couple of times a week”, never missing a birthday or a special occasion. We’re beginning to understand why Ange┬áhas been┬ásending Jennifer Aniston angry texts to “back off”…

So after reading this I can see both sides, but of course if you’re on one of the sides experiencing the situation you’re opinion would be different. I have indeed been in Angelina’s situation, not to the same extent according the above reports! But when someone has spent a long time with someone I guess it’s only natural for them to stay in touch with the family. But on the other hand how does that make the new person feel, while they’re still getting to know their other half’s family this other person is still hanging around.

I’ve heard nice stories of how people are great friends with their ex’s and are their new partner is friends with them too and I’ve also heard horror stories about ex’s who cause nothing but trouble!

My opinion, that’s what we’re all here for right! If you’re lucky enough to have the nice situation and not the horror story one then there’s nothing wrong with being friendly, but if you have to, stand your ground!

The moral of this story? I think I just really wanted an excuse to post a picture of Brad Pitt on here!!

  • Ben Holmes
    June 29, 2009

    hmmmmmm… this is a very interesting topic, and one that most people who have split from a serious relationship can probably relate to.

    My thoughts on the topic are quite simple. Every situation is different, as you said Ami, if you are lucky enough to all get along then fantastic, however if thats not the case (and lets face it 9 times out of 10 it isn’t) then people should show some courtesy, and as hard as it may be and move on.

    As big a fan of Jennifer as i am, and as much as i’m not that impressed with angelina, if it effects the relationship in any way, Jennifer should be the bigger person, say it was lovely knowing you mrs Pitt and move on.

  • Ami
    June 29, 2009

    How very diplomatic!

    I totally agree. The ex doesn’t have to like the new person but the fact is they are the ex and should respect the new relationship.

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