Brad Pitt is 'completely devastated' after being 'blindsided' by Angelina Jolie over divorce
Published 24/09/2016 | 16:44
Brad Pitt is said to be "completely devastated" after being "blindsided" by Angelina Jolie filing for divorce.
The couple first met on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith in 2004 when he was married to Jennifer Aniston and in 2005, they went public with their romance and wed in 2014.
The divorce has already turned nasty since Jolie filed on Monday and the FBI are currently considering whether to launch an investigation into an alleged incident on an aircraft carrying the pair and their six children, where he reportedly got into an argument with son Maddox (15).
And Pitt reportedly isn't taking it well.
“He is beside himself and has been crying," an insider told Us Weekly.
"He was completely caught off guard and blindsided and had no idea she would do this.
"He is completely devastated and beside himself. He is a shattered man."
Angelina hired Johnny Depp's attorney Laura Wasser, while Pitt has secured the services of Lance Spiegel, who previously represented Eva Longoria and Charlie Sheen.
"He’s extremely upset," the insider added. "But he is totally focused on just being helpful and making sure his kids are doing as well as possible."
Media outlets quoting anonymous sources claimed Pitt had been drinking during the flight. A report by TMZ claims Pitt “lunged” at one of his children and “connected in some fashion with his son”.
Speaking to People, a source reportedly with knowledge of the situation said there was an argument between the actor and Jolie which resulted in a “parent-child argument” when one of their children stepped in, which then “escalated”.
However, the source said Pitt was adamant “it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed”.
The FBI issued a statement to the magazine, saying: "In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued."