Twain's 1997 track contains the iconic line “Okay, so you're Brad Pitt / That don't impress me much.” This wasn't the first instance where Twain acknowledged Pitt's birthday. In 2020, for Pitt's 58th birthday, Twain made an exception and commemorated the occasion on Twitter.
Many may wonder if there exists a personal connection between the two celebrities. However, despite the name-drop in her song, it seems that their connection is limited to these occasional birthday acknowledgments. Interestingly, Twain confessed that she has never met Pitt and suspects he may be avoiding her.
Pitt’s Silence and the 1997 Scandal
Despite being mentioned in Twain's hit song, Pitt has never publicly acknowledged it, even when the song enjoyed a revival of popularity. The actor's inclusion in the lyrics was a nod to the 1997 scandal when Pitt sued Playgirl for publishing nude photos of him and then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow. Twain confirmed that the song's line about Pitt wasn't intended as a slight against the actor, but rather, a commentary on the scandal.
Twain’s Personal Life
Outside of her music, Twain's personal life also attracts attention. She is happily married to Frédéric Thiébaud since January 1, 2011. The couple's love story is anything but ordinary, as they found each other in surprising circumstances. It was revealed that Twain's ex-husband Robert “Mutt” Lange was having an affair with Thiébaud's then-wife, who also happened to be Twain's assistant and close friend, Marie-Anne.
In finding love with Thiébaud, Twain shared that she discovered her craving for a passionate love on every level, commenting, “Poor Freddy pays the price, because I'm like: If I'm ever getting married again, this is me. I don't think Mutt ever knew me.”