Brad Pitt Has Broken His Silence Following *That* Divorce News

The actor has spoken out following his separation from Angelina Jolie...

The world has been left reeling at news of the break-up of one of Hollywood’s most loved couples.

Sure, they might not have been spotted together for months, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sure knew how to encompass relationship goals when they took to a red carpet.

According to TMZ, the 41-year-old actress allegedly filed legal documents on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.

Sad face.

'Maleficent' film premiere, Los Angeles, America - 28 May 2014

See: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Are Reportedly Set To Divorce

Now, Brad Pitt has broken his silence. And it seems that the famous pair are putting their family first in the wake of their split.

In a statement issued to PEOPLE, the 52-year-old actor explained that his priority is for the ‘well-being of our kids.’

He continues, ‘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.’

Brad Pitt At The 64th Cannes Film Festival, 2011

Angelina Jolie has also issued her own statement through her attorney, according to the report.

Speaking on behalf of the actress, her representative also told PEOPLE: ‘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.’

According to court documents obtained by the publication, Angelina has requested custody of the couple’s six children.

It’s all pretty heartbreaking, and we’re sending the whole family our love.