George Clooney says Brad and Angelina divorce is 'a sad story'

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Brad Pitt's long-time friend, actor George Clooney, has commented on the news that Angelina Jolie and Brad are divorcing.

He said the news was "a sad story" and "unfortunate for a family".

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George, 55, looked taken aback by the news when asked about it by CNN during an event at the United Nations.

CNN's Richard Roth asked the actor what he thought of the news at the end of an interview.

A video shows George saying: "What happened?", followed by Richard explaining that Angelina had filed for divorce.

"I didn't know that. Wow," George responded, adding: "I feel very sorry then. 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."

He added: "This is the first I've heard of it."