Originally Posted by valanhb
You know, Brad is the one who made an oath to Jen. Angelina didn't. Why is it her fault? How do we know that Brad didn't say all the right things (Oh, we're separated and filing for divorce. We haven't lived as a married couple for a long time...)? Just because she's beautiful doesn't mean she's the seductress here. From what I've seen, she is a strong woman in some instances, and has very low esteem in the love-life arena.
I don't think Jen is the underdog here. She's rid of a cheating jerk and can move on with her life. Angelina is the one who is now betting her future (and dragging her kids along for the ride) on a man who has already proven he'll move on to greener pastures if the opportunity is there. Honestly, I feel more for Angelina because it seems like she is so desperate to have someone love her (to make up for the lack of a father in her past, I think) that she will put herself in stupid situations to try to get it.
I think Jen's the underdog because the majority of news coverage I've heard and read hasn't scorned the dishonerable adults the way they should be, like Jude Law (and nanny) have been recently. It's like they're saying that in the land of make-believe, cheating on your wife and dating a married man is alright if you're smoking hot. People insult Jen and the general feeling of all of it is that of "who can blame him?"
I think Angelina is as much at fault as Brad. I've been in that situation several times, and my first thought was always "I can't do that to her" regardless of whether I knew her or not. For all I know, it was love at first sight and they're soul mates and will live happily ever after, but there are just things people with caring hearts don't do. Jen may realize later that this was a good thing, but right now she's hurt--and she was hurt by Brad AND Angelina.
Go team Aniston!