Normally, I let my colleague Courtney Shea tackle all things Brangelina Triangle because that’s her beat, but today the task fell upon me to write about the Brad Pitt Diet. What is the Brad Pitt Diet, you may be asking?
Well, according to the National Enquirer, it’s the emaciated state women seem to embody after they start dating the actor. And as the Tiger Woods paper of note hypothesizes, they do this because he wants them to. Zoinks!
“‘Brad doesn’t come out and demand his women be skinny, but in a not-so-subtle manner, he drops hints,’ revealed a close source. ‘If he’s constantly comparing his current girlfriend with his exes, it has to start making them feel self-conscious about their bodies.’“Brad likes his woman super-thin for their red carpet appearances, says the close source. When Angelina first met Brad on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004, she weighed 115 pounds, which seemed a healthy weight for her 5-foot-7 frame. ‘But now she’s wasting away at less than 100 pounds!’ declared an insider.
“Brad is also said to have hinted that Jennifer Aniston needed to drop a few pounds when they first started dating.
“‘He used to talk to her about how thin and fashionable his former girlfriends Juliette Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow were,’ said the close source. ‘It was a way to motivate her.’ So Jen lost the curves she used to show off on Friends and she dropped to a waifish 109 pounds. Today, Aniston is dating Justin Theroux and she’s a shapely 120 pounds.
“And when Brad dated Gwyneth Paltrow for three years in the 1990s, Gwyneth ‘always felt she was too heavy for him,’ revealed the close source. In 1996, she shrunk down to a bony 101 pounds for Emma. But today, Gwyneth looks fabulous at 120 pounds.” [via TNE.]
Whoa! Them’s some fighting words. No, really. That’s a pretty serious accusation to be making about someone. Who knows if Brad is sitting on the sofa doing that sort of psychological maneuvering, or dropping cruel hints like, “You’re going to eat that whole piece of lettuce?”
While it’s true that his lady friends do appear to start showing off their bones on the red carpet after a while, who knows if that’s Bradley inspired, or simply the enormous pressure, high stress and scrutiny that comes with being involved with one of the biggest movie stars in the world?