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Jolie split terrible for kids: Theroux

Press Association logoPress Association 28/09/2016

The husband of Jennifer Aniston says the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is "terrible news" for the couple's six children.

Actor Justin Theroux, who married Pitt's ex-wife Aniston last year, commented on the high-profile split while promoting his new film, The Girl On The Train.

"As a child of divorce, all I can say is that's terrible news for those children, and that's all you can really say," he said.

"It's boring to sort of comment on anything else. People are having a bad time - that's horrible."

Jolie and Pitt first met when they played married spies in the 2005 film Mr And Mrs Smith, when he was still married to Friends star Aniston.

Theroux, who tied the knot with Aniston in August 2015, said it was "nonsense" that she should be included in reports about the divorce.

He said: "There's an endless appetite for trash, apparently, though everyone would say that they don't have that appetite. But I think a lot of people do because people buy it.

"It's shocking how much bandwidth things can take up when there are far more important things going on in the world."

Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, last week, citing irreconcilable differences. She has asked for physical custody of the couple's six children - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10 and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

The FBI has said it is considering an investigation into an alleged altercation between Pitt and one of his children on a private plane.

Several media outlets, using anonymous sources, reported that the Ocean's Eleven star was under investigation by a child welfare agency after allegedly clashing with his adopted son Maddox.

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