Brad Pitt Was ‘Willing to Do Whatever It Took to Save the Marriage,’ Says Source
E! News has spoken with a source who has some insight on how the A-list actor is coping with the fallout after the divorce news broke yesterday.
“Brad did not want the marriage to end,” the source said. “He was committed to doing what he needed to make it work. He was open to counseling.”
Another source reinforced Pitt’s desire to battle through their marital problems, not knowing that Jolie was already planning legal action.
“He is emotionally torn,” the second insider offered. “Right now, he is devastated. He still loved Angelina and would have preferred they fight to make the marriage work. He was willing to do whatever it took to save the marriage and didn’t realize Angelina had already given up on it.”
According to a source, the Inglorious Basterds actor’s main concern is guarding his children from the public frenzy following the announcement that his marriage is ending. “He has wanted to protect the children,” the insider said. “He didn’t want it to play out publicly.”
As for the couple’s custody battle, E! News reported that there have been “ongoing discussions” on how it will be settled.