By Anthony Breznican
Updated September 16, 2011 at 04:42 AM EDT
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Brad Pitt would like a do-over.

The Moneyball actor issued a statement Thursday night clarifying remarks he made to Parade magazine about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston, which ended six years ago.

Here’s what he said originally:

“I spent the ’90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. 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 intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”

While he expressed dissatisfaction with the relationship — far from the worst thing ever said about an ex — the interview triggered a wave of rage in the blogosphere. Here’s the follow-up statement he sent EW:

“It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself – and that, I am responsible for.”

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