Brad Pitt is deeply saddened by Angelina Jolie’s divorce filings, but his first priority is their children.
News of the divorce broke earlier today, when it was revealed Jolie had filed court documents, citing irreconcilable differences.
Pitt wrote to People in a statement: “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
A rep for Jolie also told the publication: “Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”
A source reportedly told People: “They always had disagreements when it came to disciplining the kids… with all the kids, it did tend to get chaotic many times.”
The legal documents show Jolie is requesting full physical custody of their six children, suggesting Pitt only be granted visitation rights.