Marie admits that she can go overboard with what she calls her "Bradley" fantasies. "I drive my children crazy with my Bradley," she says. "They roll their eyes every time I talk about him."
She drinks coffee every morning out of a Brad Pitt mug and has pictures of the actor all over her house. "I have posters of him in my little powder room so when I go in there to use the bathroom, there's some great pictures of Brad. I've watched Legends of the Fall, I would say at least 100 times," she confesses.
Her 10-year-old daughter, Joelle, tries to be the voice of reason. "You really need to get over Brad Pitt. It's never going to happen," she tells Marie.
Jordan turns to Dr. Phil for help. "I know that teenagers are obsessed with celebrities, but I didn't know mothers were. Is that normal?"
"It's normal for me," she replies. "Looking at Brad, I think it's normal to be obsessed with him."
Dr. Phil observes that her ultimate goal is to be Mrs. Brad Pitt. "What is it about Brad that has you so mesmerized?" he wonders.
"He's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. Sexy as could be. I like the fact that he loves children and wants to have a family and I happen to have a family already," she says matter-of-factly.
Dr. Phil quips, "How handy is that?"
"Absolutely perfect! We're the same age. I also like his acting, I think he's wonderful in his movies. So there's a lot of things," Marie points out.
"I had to call some friends," she replies sheepishly.
Marie has said her obsession is a good one because it puts a spring in her step. Dr. Phil asks, "What are you going to do when he hooks up with somebody else?"
"I won't be as happy," she admits. "I found that I'm happier since I heard about his breakup, because I'm certainly not wanting to lust after a married man."
Dr. Phil counters, "It hasn't bothered you so far!"
When Marie tells him that there's nothing bad about her life, Dr. Phil takes her to task. "There must be because you're living in this fantasy life about meeting somebody who you don't really know. You don't really know anything about him. Don't you think that you might be putting so much energy into this that you would be upset if it just never happens?" he questions.
"Well, I always believe in possibilities," Marie laughs.
Dr. Phil asks, "What about meeting some guy? Is that a possibility?"
"Oh, definitely. I'm not holding out for Brad, believe me," Marie assures him. When she does have a boyfriend, she hopes he'll be tolerant of her obsession, but would curtail it if she had to. "I was married for 17 years. My husband died of cancer and while he was alive, he indulged my fantasy. He bought posters for me. He took me to the movies," she explains.
"Oh, it's crazy," he agrees. "I hear about it all the time. Every day, there's something new."
When Dr. Phil mentions that Marie makes her son watch Brad Pitt's movies, Jordan explains, "When I was little she made me watch Meet Joe Black, and I was this little 7-year-old kid."
"I'm not willing to go that far," Marie jokes.
Dr. Phil suggests that the hours Marie fantasizes and reads about Brad Pitt might be better spent pursuing a realistic passion. Taking her kids' side, he adds, "Plus you wouldn't drive them nuts!"