Brad said not, I'm just going on what he said. One thing was clear that didn't happen before Chantal's dad statement, that Brad didn't ask.And actually, it may have been unsolicited - or it may not. We don't know what was discussed prior to Chantal's dad's statement. There is a possibilty that it was thrown together with the edit making it appear that Brad never asked for his blessing. If Chantal is F1, they want to keep us guessing till the end. Making it appear that Brad received his blessing unsolicited would contribute to that. Of course I'm not saying that did happen, but it certainly could.