Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has lambasted a TV evangelist, who said that he and partner Angelina Jolie are setting a bad example by living in sin and refusing to marry.
The 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' star refused to divulge the name but said he was infuriated when he tuned into a news show recently and watched in disbelief as the "TV reverend" he'd never met criticised his relationship.
"I resent people telling others how to live! It drives me mental!" Contactmusic quoted Pitt as telling Parade magazine. "Just the other night, I heard this TV reverend say that Angie and I were setting a bad example because we were living out of wedlock, and people should not be duped by us.
"It made me laugh. What damn right does anyone have to tell someone else how to live if they're not hurting anyone? How many times do you think real love comes to someone in a lifetime? If you're lucky, maybe two or three (times)," he added.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are spending so much time apart that insiders fear their once-sizzling relationship is irreparably broken.
In the Aug. 17 issue of Star Angelina was in Los Angeles late last month caring for their six children, Brad was drinking and flirting like a bachelor — with a former flame! — at the Inglourious Basterds premiere in Berlin.
Adding insult to injury, Angelina — who’s been stressed out about the steady decay of their relationship — planned to join Brad in Germany for the A-list event, but he disinvited her at the last minute.
“Two days before the trip, Brad told her he thought it was best if she didn’t come,” a source tells Star. “They’ve been fighting a lot, but this really ripped her heart out.”
And Brad’s bad-boy behavior at the July 28 Basterds after party didn’t help their already troubled situation — at all.
“Angie lost it because Brad started drinking at a photo call hours before the premiere and kept going until 4 a.m.!”, says a source. “She tried calling him a few times, and he didn’t pick up — so she kept trying until he finally answered. She was nagging him so much that Brad finally shut his phone off.” Brad continued to party with brunette German director — and one-time gal pal — Katja von Garnier!
The littlest victims of the couple’s downward spiral are their children: Maddox, 7, Pax, 5, Zahara, 4, Shiloh, 3, and nearly 13-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne. “The kids have been feeling the tension,” says a source.