Jolie is a lunatic, says Aniston's friend in TV jibe
Published 23/09/2016 | 08:41
Jennifer Aniston's longtime friend Chelsea Handler has weighed into the Brad Pitt split - calling Angelina Jolie a "lunatic".
Pitt's ex-wife Aniston - who was married to the heartthrob when he met Jolie on the set of the film Mr and Mrs Smith - has kept quiet about the divorce.
But US comedian Handler, 41, was not afraid to speak her mind on her Netflix talk show, Chelsea.
"Brad and Angelina always said they wouldn't get married until everyone could get married," she said, referring to the then couple's pledge not to wed until same-sex couples could tie-the-knot across the US.
"And I always said I wouldn't get married until they got divorced. So I'm officially accepting proposals. I'm ready!," Handler said.
She said of the warring couple and parents of six: "There are rumours that part of the problem was Brad was allegedly drinking and smoking too much weed.
"I wonder why he needed to self medicate? Maybe because he could have been spending the last 12 years at Lake Como hanging out with George Clooney and Matt Damon, instead of being stuck in a house with 85 kids speaking 15 different languages?
"Oh yeah, because he married a f****** lunatic, that's why!"
Handler added: "But we should all respect their privacy during this very difficult time. So, this will be the last time I speak of this... on TV. You can follow me on Twitter."
The chat show host later joked on Twitter: "Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. He wants the China, she wants Pax and Maddox. #sorrycouldnthelpmyself."
Ex-Friends star Aniston was married to Pitt for five years before she filed for divorce in 2005.
Pictures surfaced shortly afterwards of Pitt on holiday with Jolie and her adopted son Maddox.
Aniston wed actor Justin Theroux last year.