Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s two-year marriage (and 14-year relationship) never reached Nirvana and, yes, the Dalai Lama actually has some thoughts about that.
Lhamo Dondrub, the 14th Dalai Lama, sat down with Piers Morgan on the Thursday, September 22, episode of Good Morning Britain, where His Holiness, 81, spoke about a variety of hot topics including ISIS, Donald Trump, Twitter and, naturally, the shocking news of Brangelina’s demise. Watch what he said in the video above!
After joking that marriage is “preparation for divorce,” the spiritual leader admitted that hearing about Jolie and Pitt’s divorce made him “sad,” especially because they share six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — together.
“Sometimes with divorced people — it’s the children. They become closer to their father or mother. Sometimes it’s difficult,” he somberly told Morgan, 51. “I think that may sort of harm their deep sort of experiences or [psychologically] like that.”
As previously reported, the Academy Award–winning actress, 41, filed for divorce on Monday, September 19, citing irreconcilable differences. The U.N. special envoy is requesting sole physical custody of their kids. The divorce filings indicate that she requested that the World War Z actor, 52, receive joint legal custody. She is not asking for spousal support. (Between the two of them, Jolie and Pitt have made more than $500 million since the start of their romance in 2004, according to Forbes.)
Days after Jolie pulled the plug on her relationship with Pitt, it was reported that the dad of six was being investigated for child abuse by the FBI following an incident (which was reportedly caught on video) that occurred on the couple’s private plane.
According to multiple insiders, Pitt can be seen on video “looking drunk” and “yelling.” The footage is reportedly from Wednesday, September 14, after the family’s jet stopped for fuel at Minnesota’s International Falls Airport.
“In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued,” the FBI told Us Weekly in a statement on Thursday.
The FBI has jurisdiction over the situation because the alleged incident happened in the air while the Jolie-Pitt clan was flying from Nice, France, to Burbank, California.
An insider previously told Us that the world-famous pair frequently fought over their differing parenting styles, among other factors, which ultimately led to Jolie’s decision to call it quits.
“[Jolie] did try to make it work, but her kids come first, and she couldn’t let them see Mommy and Daddy like this,” the source explained. “The fighting got worse, and they disagreed a lot about parenting and a lot of things.”
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