It seems family friends were just as shocked about the Brangelina split at the rest of the world was.
George Clooney and Brad Pitt have been close pals since starring together in Ocean's Eleven back in 2001. Indeed the pair have gone on to co-star together in several more films since then including two Ocean's sequels as well as collaborate behind the scenes on numerous different projects.
Despite the friendship between the pair, it seems Clooney was completely unaware of any marriage difficulties the Jolie and Pitt may have been having. He was asked by a CNN reporter what his thoughts were just hours after the news broke and you can see the genuine surprise in his reaction. His comments also embody all the class you'd expect Clooney to have.
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“I didn’t know that. Wow,” he told CNN. “I feel very sorry then. That’s a sad story and unfortunate for a family. This is the first I’ve heard of it,” he reiterated.