Brad Pitt: I’ll Marry When Everyone Can
Actor Brad Pitt gave Esquire a rather interesting explanation as to why he isn’t married to the mother of his daughter, Shiloh, and two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara:
Brad Pitt, ever the social activist, says he won’t be marrying Angelina Jolie until the restrictions on who can marry whom are dropped. “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able,” the 42-year-old actor reveals in Esquire magazine’s October issue, on newsstands Sept. 19.
He’ll likely be waiting a long time. The magazine has not yet arrived and the article is not on Esquire website (although the cover, thumbnailed left, is out) so all I have to go on is the AP summary. One presumes he is referring to homosexuals being barred from marrying others of the same sex in 49 of the 50 states, although taken literally he could be referring to bigamists, polygamists, animal lovers, or any number of others. Regardless, with Congress trying to amend the U.S. Constitution to “protect” heterosexual marriage and dozens of states having already done so, one imagines Shiloh will be in college and her parents still unmarried.
Though Shiloh, the world-famous daughter of Pitt and girlfriend/earth mother Angelina Jolie, hogged much attention upon her birth in May, Pitt says he “cannot imagine life” without adopted children, Maddox, 5, and Zahara, 1. “They’re as much of my blood as any natural born, and I’m theirs,” says Pitt. “That’s all I can say about it. I can’t live without them. So: Anyone considering (adoption), that’s my vote.”
A nice sentiment.