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Did Angelina Jolie really say fidelity was not "absolutely essential for a relationship," or did it all just get lost in translation? According to the U.K.'s Telegraph, Jolie, 34, said in an interview about monogamy (with German publication Das Neue) that she and partner Brad Pitt "never restrict each other."
Jolie, who is parenting six children with Pitt, explained her thinking when it comes to matters of the heart: "I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It's worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards."
The Telegraph further quotes Jolie as saying, "Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other."
The quotes in the article certainly paint the picture of a tumultuous relationship: "The sparks fly at home if the nice Brad fails to see that he's wrong and reacts in a defiant way....Then I can get so angry that I tear his shirt."
If this is, in fact, what Jolie said to Das Neue, her words may only fan the flames of scrutiny surrounding the glamorous couple. The pair started a media frenzy earlier this year when some outlets reported the end of Brangelina, though the unmarried couple vehemently denied the claims.
Considering Jolie, 34, and Pitt, 44, met while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston, an anti-monogamy philosophy on Jolie's part isn't necessarily far-fetched. She is one of Hollywood's most unconventional movie stars, after all. But do we really believe that, if Brangelina became some kind of love triangle because the Inglorious Basterds star fooled around, would she really be okay with that? That's hard to fathom.
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