Monday 5 December 2016

Brad Pitt is 'completely devastated' after being 'blindsided' by Angelina Jolie over divorce

Published 24/09/2016 | 16:44

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of Paramount's "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" held at Mann's Village Theatre on Decemeber 8, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
US actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, pose on the red carpet before the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend "The Tree Of Life" premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt walks with actress Angelina Jolie, in the Damascus Souk, or market, during a brief visit to Syria in 2009
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
US actor Brad Pitt and US actress Angelina Jolie leave the red carpet after the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011

Brad Pitt is said to be "completely devastated" after being "blindsided" by Angelina Jolie filing for divorce.

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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.

US actor Brad Pitt and US actress Angelina Jolie leave the red carpet after the screening of
US actor Brad Pitt and US actress Angelina Jolie leave the red carpet after the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011

“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.

Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of Paramount's
Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of Paramount's "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" held at Mann's Village Theatre on Decemeber 8, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

"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”.

Actor Brad Pitt (L) and Writer/Director Angelina Jolie arrive at the \'In the Land of Blood and Honey' premiere held at ArcLight Cinemas on December 8, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt (L) and Writer/Director Angelina Jolie arrive at the \'In the Land of Blood and Honey' premiere held at ArcLight Cinemas on December 8, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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."

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