Brad Pitt ‘Very Saddened,’ Asks For Privacy

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Brad Pitt issued a statement asking for privacy just hours after news broke that he and Angelina Jolie are getting divorced.

Brat Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids,” Pitt said in a statement to People magazine. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.” (RELATED: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Are Getting Divorced)

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in a Los Angeles court Monday citing irreconcilable differences, TMZ reports. The couple had been married for two years.

Brat Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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A source close to the couple said the divorce came as “a complete shock.”

“They have definitely spent more time apart this year, but it’s still a shock,” the source said. “They just celebrated their wedding anniversary together.” (RELATED: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Are Getting Divorced Because He Was Cheating On Her)

“They always had disagreements when it came to disciplining the kids,” they added. “With all the kids, it did tend to get chaotic many times.”

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