Brad Pitt publicly acknowledged his impending divorce for the second time on Tuesday.
Pitt has mostly been keeping private through the process of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, but the actor did allude to it in a statement earlier in the week. Pitt is the narrator for the new Terrence Malick documentary Voyage of Time, and ahead of the film's premiere, he revealed why he would not be attending:
"Terrence's 'Voyage of Time' is an incredibly beautiful and unique experiential IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time," he said. "I'm very grateful to be part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I'm currently focused on my family situation and don't want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see."
It's very likely that reporters attending the premiere would be tempted to ask Pitt about new details in his divorce, which would indeed distract from the film itself.
Pitt previously issued a statement to People about the divorce, saying, "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."
Jolie was the one who filed for divorce, an action that apparently blindsided Pitt.
"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," Jolie's attorney told the publication.
Jolie is asking for full custody of their six kids, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, Knox, 8, and Vivienne, 8. However, she is not requesting spousal support from Pitt.