If Mike Tyson wanted to, he could have altered Brad Pitt's career — let alone life — in a heartbeat.
The boxing legend told this story before, but recently relived the episode of catching the actor creeping with his then-impending ex-wife, Robin Givens, back in the 1980s.
Iron Mike broke it all down for the women of The Real, candidly revealing he wanted to get a final "rump session" in with Givens before visiting his divorce lawyer and effectively ending their marriage. When Tyson approached the door of the house they lived in, he saw that it was quiet, but noticed the BMW he had bought for the actress pulling up to the property.
That's when things got pretty interesting.
"So, when I saw the car coming, I think it's her and one of her girlfriends from the show [that Givens was on at the time], but it's not... it's a guy," Tyson said. "Then I got mad. Of course, I'm jealous at that time; a little bit now, too.
"Still, when the car came and she said, 'Michael,' he didn't see me. He's like, 'Hey dude,'" Tyson said, referring to a young Pitt, gesturing that the then-struggling actor was smoking on something. "My right hand on God. But anyway, we met and stuff and that was my first thinking... 'he's a really nice guy.'"
Consider yourself lucky, Brad. If the "Baddest Man on the Planet" would have felt differently and actually put hands on the actor, he may not have those movie-star looks he still touts today.
Close call. Legendary story.
It's a good thing that Pitt was allegedly high, too, because the fear that would have struck him in that moment would have been something that would have rattled his soul.
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