The Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorce bombshell may have rocked the internet, and not to mention Twitter, but no one was more surprised than George Clooney. Clooney's reaction to the heartbreaking news was caught on camera when he was asked about the divorce he hadn't yet heard about.
Clooney was at the United Nations General Assembly when a CNN reporter asked him about his friends Jolie and Pitt. Clooney asked what happened only to be told about the divorce.
"I didn't know that. Wow," Clooney responded. "I feel very sorry then. That's a sad story and unfortunate for a family." Clooney later added, "This is the first I've heard of it."
Clooney is friends of both Pitt and Jolie and starred with the former in the Ocean's franchise. Jolie, like Clooney, is a humanitarian and has advocated for refugees as a UNHCR Special Envoy and Goodwill Ambassador. Clooney was attending a UN round table on the refugee crisis with President Barack Obama.
On Tuesday, it was announced Jolie and Pitt were divorcing after getting married in 2014. The couple had been together for 12 years. Jolie reportedly cited "irreconcilable differences," with rumors swirling that Pitt may have been unfaithful to Jolie with Allied co-star Marion Cotilliard. An "anger problem" and "consumption of weed and possibly alcohol" have been rumored as reasons for the divorce, TMZ reported.
Pitt has since released a statement about the divorce to People: "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."