George Clooney was just as surprised as the rest of the world on Tuesday when news broke that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, who co-starred with Clooney in the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise.
CNN caught up with Clooney and asked him about the news, but he wasn’t even aware of it.
“I didn’t know that, I feel very sorry,” he responded. “That’s a sad story, unfortunate for a family … I’m very sad to hear that, it’s the first I’ve heard of it.”
Jolie listed their official date of separation as September 15, 2016, in court papers obtained by TheWrap. The papers were filed by lawyer Laura Wasser in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, and they cite “irreconcilable differences.”
Jolie is requesting sole physical custody of the couples’ six children, offering Pitt visitation rights and joint legal custody. Pitt officially adopted three of Jolie’s children, while Jolie gave birth to three more children of their own over the course of their relationship. The couple had been together since 2004 but married since 2014.
Pitt himself said he is “very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
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