Christina Applegate Plays Coy as to Why She Ditched Brad Pitt at the 1989 MTV VMAs

by Jackie Willis 10:26 AM PDT, August 03, 2015
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Christina Applegate pleaded the fifth too early when she showed up for the first time on Watch What Happens Live.

During her Sunday appearance on the Bravo show, the 43-year-old actress was asked three questions, but was only allowed to "plead the fifth" once in order to avoid answering one of them. Unfortunately for her, she used up her plea on the second question. 

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After refusing to answer an inquiry about the most well-endowed actor she's ever worked with, host Andy Cohen decided to dig even deeper. He pried about Applegate's date with Brad Pitt at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards where, as the story goes, she ditched him for another guy.

What Cohen wanted to know: "Who was the guy that you ditched Brad Pitt for?"

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Applegate clearly wasn't prepared to answer this question as she squirmed a bit before asking, "How many fifths do I get?"

When asked if the guy was well known, the Vacation star declared, "I have to say it? I don't have to do nothin'. I don't have to do anything. I don't have to do nothin'."

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But the questions didn't stop there, and Cohen did get some answers. "Was he an actor?"

"No," Applegate confessed.

"Was he known to the public?" Cohen pushed. "Yes," she replied, also answering that she didn't end up dating the guy.

She also revealed that she has seen Pitt since then, but they never went out on another date again. 

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While Applegate wasn't so keen on dishing about ditching the 51-year-old actor, she did share with ET a pretty big Hollywood regret she's been carrying around.

Applegate was offered the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde but "got scared" and turned it down. The part ultimately went to Reese Witherspoon. "What a stupid move that was, right?" she quipped to ET.

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