Brad Pitt has spoken publicly for the first time since divorce proceedings began.
Pitt has been mostly silent since it was announced that he and Angelina Jolie were getting a divorce. The actor was grappling with custody agreements and a child abuse allegation, both of which have appeared to have gone amicably. Pitt was cleared of child abuse charges this week and he made his first red carpet appearance since the split Wednesday.
The actor was out supporting his new film, Allied, which co-stars Marion Cotillard. A live stream of the red carpet was shown on Facebook Live, where the actor spoke on the support he has received.
"It's really sweet, everyone has been really kind out here," he said. "It's really nice to have all the support."
The red carpet took place just a few hours after it was learned that Pitt would not be facing charges in the child abuse case. It was reported shortly after the divorce news that Pitt was recently drinking and being emotionally abusive towards their son, Maddox, during the incident on their private plane.
"It was a full and thorough investigation and the determination has been made that no charges should be brought," a source told People. "The likely next step is a referral to family court so that the matter of custody can be determined; there is no permanent custody agreement currently in place, only an arrangement pending the outcome of this investigation. Now, with this conclusion, custody can be determined."
There was another report of Pitt and Jolie reaching a legal custody agreement, with Jolie having full custody and Pitt having therapeutic visits, but it's not clear if this will be the permanent situation for the family from now on.
In addition to Maddox, 15, the couple has five other children: Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10 and 8-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne.