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Brad Pitt makes breaks his silence in first public appearance since divorce news broke

Actress Marion Cotillard (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures'
Actress Marion Cotillard (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' "Allied" at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Marion Cotillard and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Director Robert Zemeckis, actress Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Marion Cotillard (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' "Allied" at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Marion Cotillard (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' "Allied" at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' "Allied" at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt; Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the "Unbroken" Los Angeles premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Brad Pitt has made his first red carpet appearance since news of his divorce from Angelina Jolie broke.

The superstar actor walked the red carpet to promote Allied, which is already generating Oscar buzz, and broke his silence amid the divorce drama.

"It's really sweet, everyone has been really kind out here. It's really nice to have all the support," he told E! News.

The 52-year-old was joined by co-star Marion Cotillard, who is expecting her second child, as he happily posed for photos with fans to promote the World War II film.

Earlier in the day, an investigation into whether he was abusive towards his son on a private flight in September was closed with no finding of wrongdoing by the actor.

A source familiar with the inquiry told The Associated Press the inquiry was closed within the past few days.

Multiples sources have said the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services was looking into allegations Pitt was abusive towards his 15-year-old son on the flight in mid-September.

Pitt's wife, Angelina Jolie Pitt, filed for divorce days after the incident, and her lawyer said it was "for the health of the family".

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pictured in 2014, as the actor was cleared of being abusive towards his son on a private flight (AP)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pictured in 2014, as the actor was cleared of being abusive towards his son on a private flight (AP)

A department spokesman said the agency could not confirm it investigated Pitt.

Meranwhile, his divorce with his wife of two years is proceeding under less media scrutiny as they try to move forward with their split and have come to a temporary custody arrangement giving Jolie full physical custody of their six children.

A representative for Jolie said the actress is relieved the inquiry is over and that the custody arrangements in place will allow the children to heal.

Custody of the actors' six children has been the primary issue in their divorce. Jolie Pitt is seeking sole custody of the children, while Pitt is seeking joint custody.

Pitt has seen his children under terms agreed upon by the former couple. Jolie Pitt's representatives said on Monday that an agreement on custody had been reached, although a final agreement will be part of the couple's divorce judgment when it is entered.

California law favours joint custody, although details about custody arrangements are rarely made public in celebrity divorce cases.

The actors were married for two years and together for 12 years after becoming close while filming 2005's Mr & Mrs Smith.

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