Hanna and I were on our way to SBL to get some workbooks for the kids in preparation for their exams on Tuesday morning, when Richard Reid went on the "JJ & Rudy Morning Crew Show" on Hitz FM with some Hollywood gossips. What else, but, more on celebrities going through break-ups and divorces.
And suddenly Hanna asked me -
Hanna : Mommy, do you think Angelina Jolie really is a home-wrecker?
Me : Well, I believe she admitted that her affair with Brad Pitt started when they were filming Mr & Mrs Smith, and at that time Brad Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. So, in a way - yeah, she is a home-wrecker...
Hanna : Kesian kan Jennifer Aniston? Angelina Jolie is so bad.
Me : Well, Hanna, it takes two to tango. Kalau Brad Pitt tak mengada nak melayan Angelina Jolie, it would not have led to anything.
Hanna : Do you think Jennifer Aniston is still angry with them?
Me : I'm sure she is. Her marriage crumbled because of them. If I were her, it would be very difficult to not be angry. I would be very angry for a long, long time.
Hanna : Do you think she's angrier with Brad Pitt or with Angelina Jolie, Mommy?
Me : Well, if I were her, I would be angrier with Brad Pitt. He was her husband. For better or for worse. He should have stayed faithful to her. Angelina Jolie was never in their marriage equation. If I were Jennifer Aniston, I would definitely be angrier with Brad Pitt. Fullstop.
Hanna : If you were Jennifer Aniston, (Hahahaha! Wishful thinking!) would you forgive them?
Me : Hmmmm, difficult to say, Hanna. IF I were Jennifer Aniston - even though I may say that I could forgive them, DEEP inside I know I could never do so 100%. And I definitely will not forget. That's for sure. Maybe given time I could forgive them for having the affair. Maybe the affair might not have led to anything pun. Maybe, Brad Pitt would come back to me at the end of it. BUT, I don't think I could forgive him for making me lose the trust I had in him. THAT is not a good feeling to have all your life, you know - not being able to trust him again. EVER. And I guess I could never forgive him for that.
And Hanna just nodded her head as if she understood what I was trying to say.
And we both went very quiet for a good 5 minutes after that.
AND IN ALL HONESTY, I DIDN'T (AND STILL DON'T) KNOW WHY I HAD THAT CONVERSATION WITH MY 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER! :)