George Clooney had no idea that his friend Brad Pitt had split up with Angelina Jolie .
The actor was told of the two star’s divorce on Tuesday, and was stunned to hear the news during a chat with CNN.
“I didn’t know that. Wow,” George said to Richard Roth.
“I feel very sorry then. That’s a sad story and unfortunate for a family. It’s an unfortunate story about a family. I feel very sorry to hear that.”
“That’s the first I’ve heard of it,” he added.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and George Clooney
Angelina and Brad were constantly at each other’s throats as their lives headed into “completely different” directions, it has been claimed.
The Changeling actress filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years on Monday sending shockwaves across Hollywood.
Now a source has claimed that Angelina is going through what could be deemed a “midlife crisis” after the couple’s marriage descended into constant battles.
“Angelina has been very unhappy for some time — there was a constant string of arguments about their future,” a source told The Sun.
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt
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“She tried to make the marriage work time and time again for the sake of the children, but they were in turmoil and it became too hard to see a way out. Their lives are heading in completely different directions.”
They added: “Angelina wants to be seen as a humanitarian while Brad continues to live the Hollywood lifestyle and is in the midst of some sort of midlife crisis. She ended up telling him earlier this month, ‘I can’t do this any more’.”
Brad was said to be “devastated” by her decision to end their marriage after 12 years together.
Meanwhile it has been claimed that Angelina still loves Brad.
The Maleficent star’s decision to file for divorce from the Fury actor is “weighing heavy on her heart” but she feels it is the right thing to do for the sake of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight.
An insider said: “She still says Brad is the love of her life, and the decision has weighed heavy on her heart. Her priority now is the children.
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“Whilst the pair’s split has been on the cards for sometime, the 41-year-old actress made the final decision to submit the papers to court only a week ago.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: “The final divorce decision was only made one week ago. An incident took place and prompted Angelina to act and file.
Meanwhile, Brad Pitt broke his silence since the news of their divorce was revealed to say he is “very saddened” by what had happened.
In a statement, he said: “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with children Shiloh, Vivienne, Maddox, Knox and Zahara
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“I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.
Angelina’s manager also insisted her decision was made in the “best interest” of the couple’s children.
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Geyer Kosinki said: “Angelina is doing what’s best in the interest of taking care of her children. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”
And entertainment attorney Robert Offer added: “Angelina has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.”