George Clooney just couldn’t believe it.
On Tuesday, news that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Brad Pitt, rocked the entertainment world. In the hours since, theories of the actual reason for the split have bubbled up.
According to some, Jolie decided to call it quits because she was fed up with the way Pitt parents their six children. In the divorce documents, she asked for sole physical custody of the kids, allowing only visitation to Pitt.
But the rumor mill believes that Pitt’s wandering eye has something to do with it. He was reportedly spotted getting pretty cozy with his “Allied” co-star, Marion Cotillard, and according to sources, Jolie hired a private investigator to find out if her suspicions were true.
Regardless of the reason, people were pretty surprised by the news of the split. Jolie and Pitt were together for 10 years. That’s nearly a lifetime in Hollywood!
Perhaps the most surprised was Pitt’s good friend, George Clooney, who heard of the news during a taped interview.
“What happened?” Clooney said, obviously surprised. “I didn’t know that. 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.”
He added, “This is the first I’ve heard of it.”
We all feel the same way, George.