Angelina Jolie's Lawyer Releases A Statement On Her Divorce From Brad Pitt & It Doesn't Offer Many Details — UPDATE

US actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, pose on the red carpet before the screening of 'The Tree of Life' presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tuesday morning brought us some of the saddest news ever: After 12 years together, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting divorced. Shortly after the news broke on TMZ, Jolie's lawyer confirmed the news, according to the Associated Press, and as much as I don't want to believe it, it's true. Jolie's lawyer, Robert Offer, released a statement regarding the divorce to Reuters, and it sounds like this is the only statement we'll be getting from the 41-year-old actor.

The statement reads: "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time."

Update: Pitt has also new released a statement. He told People: "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."

Earlier: The information available on Jolie and Pitt's split is pretty sparse. The original TMZ report didn't provide much insight into what could have happened to cause their once happy marriage to go sour, and as a totally heartbroken fan, I've been clamoring for more info on what went wrong. Obviously, the only way to find out for sure was from the people involved themselves, and based on the statement from Jolie's lawyer, it sounds like that probably won't be happening. Pitt could release a statement of his own, but it doesn't sound like a Jolie will and it sounds unlikely that they'll release one jointly if Jolie won't be commenting. Guess we'll all just have to wallow in our sadness for now.

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