First of all, Pitt, the one person who should have known his estranged wife Jolie was going to file for divorce, reportedly didn’t find out about it until one or two days ago.
“Brad did not want the marriage to end,” a source shared with E! News. “He was committed to doing what he needed to make it work. He was open to counseling.”
Another insider added, “He is emotionally torn. Right now, he is devastated. He still loved Angelina and would have preferred they fight to make the marriage work. He was willing to do whatever it took to save the marriage and didn’t realize Angelina had already given up on it.”
Pitt said in a statement to People: “I am 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.”
There are also those reports that say Jolie is dumping Pitt because she caught him cheating with Marion Cotillard, his co-star on the upcoming WWII spy drama Allied. However, Cotillard shut down those rumors with an Instagram post, stating she is in a very happy relationship with French actor Guillaume Canet, and that she is pregnant with their second child. They have a son, Marcel, 5. Read her classy statement below (in both English and French):
This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn’t distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment. With all my love Marion Ceci sera la première et seule réaction que j’aurai concernant la déferlante inouïe qui à commencé il y a de ça 24 heures et à laquelle je suis mêlée malgré moi. Je n’ai pas pour habitude de commenter ni de prendre au sérieux le tas d’absurdités déversées à mon sujet mais la situation prenant une telle tournure et affectant des gens que j’aime, je me dois de m’exprimer. Pour commencer, j’ai rencontré il y a quelques années l’homme de ma vie , le père de notre fils et du bébé que nous attendons aujourd’hui. Il est mon amour, mon meilleur ami et le seul homme dont j’ai besoin. Ensuite, à ceux qui me prétendent dévastée, je vais très bien merci. Ce genre d’inventions aberrantes ne m’affectent en aucun cas. Et pour finir, à la “presse”, à tous les haters, trolls et consorts qui ont le jugement si rapide je vous souhaite sincèrement… un prompt rétablissement. Ceci dit et un peu plus sérieusement, je souhaite à Angelina et Brad, deux personnes pour qui j’ai un profond respect, de trouver la paix dans ce moment tumultueux. Avec tout mon amour. Marion
For now, E! reports Jolie and Pitt are privately working on things like custody of their six children and money, but their main priority is the kids – Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10; Vivienne and Knox, 8.
“Both sides are in a better place. There is a commitment from both sides to look out for and protect the children,” a source said. “They are both determined to protect the kids and find the best way to resolve this situation.”