Pitt then told Esquire in 2013 that “about a decade ago,” after spending his life as the kind of guy who can’t finish things, that he had an “epiphany—a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”
Well, he would indeed get up.
The years of 2004 and 2005 comprised this strange blur of “what was happening and when?” Does Pitt know how many years are in a decade?
In 2003, Aniston and Pitt had added a sprawling Santa Barbara estate to their real estate portfolio (“Brad’s a land man,” she told W. “He wants land, land, land)” and they were still renovating their Beverly Hills home, with architecture aficionado Pitt leading the way aesthetically.
“We do fight,” she told W in February 2003, describing herself as a “conflict avoider.” “Well, we have discussions. I am not a fan of fighting when it is screaming. I like accomplishing something. But I don’t trust a couple that says they don’t fight.”
Aniston also said, somewhat cagily, when asked if Pitt was the love of her life: “Is he the love of my life? I think you’re always sort of wondering, ‘Are you the love of my life?’ I mean, I don’t know, I’ve never been someone who says, ‘He’s the love of my life.’ He’s certainly a big love in my life.
“I know that we have something special, especially in all this chaos. In this nutty, brilliant, wonderful, hard business that we have, it’s nice to have somebody who’s anchored and knows you, really knows all of you.”