Even The Dalai Lama Has Thoughts On Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's Breakup
It's been one heck of a week for the celebrity news circuit, but it's not just the tabloids that are working overtime to try and make sense of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's recent split. The couple, who married two years ago but were together for over a decade, will no longer bear the name "Brangelina," as Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt Monday. As Jolie's lawyer Robert Offer told Reuters in regards to Jolie's split from Pitt, "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." Pitt echoed the importance of family in his own statement to CNN: "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.") Though we already heard George Clooney's take on the divorce (and saw his devastated face upon hearing the news, sadface) another important person is sharing his two cents on the subject: the Dalai Lama has something to say about Brangelina as well.
The 81-year-old Dalai Lama apparently shares everyone's sadness about Brangelina. In an interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain Thursday, the Dalai Lama was asked about the breakup of the former reigning celebrity couple. With a heavy heart, the Dalai Lama replied, "It's sad," before going on to say "children might then come closer to their mother or father, which might harm their deep experiences or something psychological like that." Basically, the Dalai Lama is just as bummed out about the breakdown of Brangelina's adorable family as we all are.
Of course, while the Dalai Lama makes a good point about the children being affected by the breakup — it's something that both Jolie and Pitt were thoughtful about in their statements regarding their divorce — I would hope that the kids would, eventually, thrive in an environment where their parents were happier, even if their parents were no longer in a romantic relationship. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, the children clearly still come first for Jolie and Pitt — which may mean that the Dalai Lama doesn't have too much to worry about.