Sketchy things about Brad Pitt that everyone just ignores

He may be one of Hollywood's most beloved movie stars, but if his two divorces are to be believed, Brad Pitt's off-camera image isn't exactly squeaky clean. From allegations of affairs to high-profile heartbreak, relive the many times Pitt was accused of being less than perfect.

The timeline of his relationship with Jolie was suspicious

Pitt and Aniston announced they were divorcing in January 2005. Four months later, he was photographed on a beach in Africa with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star, Angelina Jolie, and Jolie's adopted son. Naturally, the press had a field day with the photos, fueling rumors that claimed what would eventually become the truth: that Jolie and Pitt were romantically involved.

Jolie and Pitt did what they could to downplay the timeline of events. Speaking to Vogue in 2006, Jolie said they were friends before they were lovers and did not get together until after Pitt split from Aniston. However, the couple's story appeared to change in 2008 when they implied in separate interviews that they had fallen in love with each other on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

He broke Aniston's heart

While Pitt was off building a relationship with Jolie, Aniston was left to pick up the pieces. Nowhere is this more evident than in her heartbreaking September 2005 interview with Vanity Fair, during which she burst into tears immediately after greeting the magazine's writer with a smile. Aniston spends much of the piece vacillating between multiple emotions regarding her high-profile divorce.

"Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I've thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. But I'm also doing really well," she told the magazine. "I've got an unbelievable support team, and I'm a tough cookie…I believe in therapy; I think it's an incredible tool in educating the self on the self. I feel very strong. I'm really proud of how I've conducted myself."

Still, no matter what emotion she was feeling, it's hard to read those words and not feel incredibly sorry for her—and incredibly angry at Pitt.

He conceived the infamous W magazine photoshoot

One of the most ridiculous moments in Pitt's post-Aniston career came about seven months after their split was announced, when W magazine published a photo shoot featuring Pitt and Jolie appearing as a retro married couple living in a suburban home with children. According to Vanity Fair, Pitt not only conceived the insensitive shoot but also made money off it, as he was the retainer of the shoot's international rights.

News of this discovery understandably hit Aniston hard. "Is it odd timing? Yeah. But it's not my life," she told Vanity Fair. "He makes his choices. He can do—whatever. We're divorced, and you can see why."

"I can also imagine Brad having absolutely no clue why people would be appalled by it," she continued. "Brad is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try to rub something in my face. In hindsight, I can see him going, 'Oh—I can see that that was inconsiderate.' But I know Brad. Brad would say, 'That's art!'…There's a sensitivity chip [in his head] that's missing." Ouch.

He checked out of his marriage when Aniston needed him most

Aniston's profile for Vanity Fair describes Pitt as immediately checking out of his marriage as soon as he began to work with Jolie on Mr. & Mrs. Smith. That proved to be bad timing for Aniston, whose hit sitcom, Friends, was finally coming to an end after 10 wildly successful seasons on NBC.

"That was really painful. It was a family, and I don't do great with families splitting up," she said of saying goodbye to Friends. "It was hard to have such a wonderful constant in your life, a place to go every day, and then all of a sudden it's not there."

Aniston claims she reached out to Pitt for support during that time but received nothing. "He just wasn't there for me," she said. In fact, he didn't even come to the final taping of Friends. In his defense, Aniston claimed he was working at the time.

He started a family too quickly

Friends of Aniston's claimed that during her marriage to Pitt, having a child was not Pitt's priority at all. "It was an abstract desire for him, whereas for Jen it was much more immediate," a friend told Vanity Fair.

This made it all the more painful for Aniston when Pitt suddenly became a family man with Jolie. In fact, when Vanity Fair brought up the then-rumors that Jolie was pregnant, Aniston reportedly cried for several minutes before admitting the subject was too painful to discuss.

He dissed Aniston in a now-infamous interview

Pitt's press tour for the 2011 drama Moneyball got off to an awkward start when he seemingly implied to Parade magazine that he wasn't living an interesting life while he was married to Aniston. "I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," he said. "It wigged me out a bit. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic."

"It became very clear to me that I was so intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself," he continued. "I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."

The interview received such an enormous backlash that Pitt issued a statement claiming his comments were misinterpreted. "It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," he said in a statement (via Express). "Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly."

Then he kinda, sorta brought it up again

Despite the fallout from his interview with Parade, Pitt once again implied that he wasn't exactly loving life while he was married to Aniston during a 2013 profile for Esquire magazine. "For a long time I thought I did too much damage—drug damage," he said. "I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f***ing off."

"But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany—a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what's the point?" For those doing the math at home: by that point, Aniston and Pitt had been divorced for about eight years.

Did bad behavior cause his divorce from Jolie?

Although he's claimed many times that his drug days are behind him, sources for TMZ claim Jolie filed for divorce due to Pitt's alleged substance abuse. "Angelina became 'fed up' with Brad's consumption of weed and possibly alcohol," the tab reported, "and mixed with what she believes is 'an anger problem,' felt it became dangerous for the children." Sources added that Jolie was "extremely upset" with the way Pitt parented their six children.

A statement about the divorce released by Jolie's rep seemed to corroborate that at least something wasn't working behind closed doors. "This decision was made for the health of the family," the statement read, according to Us Weekly. "She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time."

Did he have an affair with Marion Cotillard?

In one of the craziest twists to this never-ending tabloid saga, word got out on Sept. 20, 2016 that Pitt's marriage to Jolie might have ended the same way Pitt's marriage to Aniston allegedly ended so many years ago: with an affair. This time around, the alleged woman is Pitt's Allied co-star, Marion Cotillard, at least according to a wacky story by Page Six which claims Jolie hired a private detective to catch Pitt and Cotillard hooking up. Page Six alleges the private eye confirmed the affair. TMZ and Us Weekly claim a third person was never involved.

In which case, yeah, we're totally staying out of this one.