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Melissa Etheridge Unloads on Angelina Jolie After Brad Pitt Split

Melissa Etheridge Unloads on Angelina Jolie After Brad Pitt Split

Singer Melissa Etheridge is defending Brad Pitt in his divorce battle with Angelina Jolie.

During an interview with Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio on Monday, Melissa slammed Angelina and her legal team for how they are handling the divorce. She said, "It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship, and your rights to your children, and do it as purposefully as I see it’s being done.” Listen!

Melissa also reflected on her own custody battle with ex Tammy Lynn Michaels. "There’s a way to be. I’ve gone through family court. I’ve been twice around this block, and I know it really well, and I know when there’s some forethought to just how mean [you can be] and just how you’re going to put disinformation out there first.”

She also commented on Angelina’s prior relationship with Billy Bob Thornton, who was engaged to Etheridge’s friend Laura Dern. The 55-year-old shared, "I was around when Angelina was not doing nice things with Billy Bob to Laura Dern… I went through that on a personal level, and then to know the side of Jennifer [Aniston] and Brad… I helped Laura move out of her house with Billy Bob – I like, broke into their home to get their stuff out because it was so nasty.”

Though Melissa has not seen Brad in a decade, she is hoping they can reconnect. She explained, "I really hope that he reaches back out because there are a lot of us who haven’t seen him in ten years. And it was hard then. We all lost a friend.”