The actor attended a United Nations roundtable Tuesday to discuss the refugee crisis with President Barack Obama, among others. When a CNN reporter asked Clooney about Jolie and Pitt’s divorce, he had not yet been informed of the news.
“I didn’t know that. Wow. I feel very sorry then,” Clooney said. “That’s a sad story and unfortunate for a family. It’s an unfortunate story about a family. I feel very sorry to hear that. It’s the first I’ve heard of it.”
Jolie divorced Pitt after two years of marriage; the couple began dating after costarring in 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Pitt and Clooney first linked up on-screen for Ocean’s Eleven in 2001 and the subsequent sequels. They also starred in the Coen brothers’ dark comedy, Burn After Reading.
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