Brad Pitt has issued his second statement about his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
According to insiders, the actor was taken aback by Jolie's filing on September 19 and has been playing defense ever since learning that his marriage is over.
Now, with a screening of his new film, Voyage of Time, scheduled for Wednesday night, Pitt has made it clear that his kids must come before his job.
The actor will not be attending said screening.
But he felt a need to explain why instead of simply skipping out on the event.
"[Filmmaker] Terrence [Malick]'s Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experimental IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time," the 52-year-old said.
Pitt narrates the movie and added:
"I'm very grateful to be part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I'm currently focused on my family situation and don't want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see."
This was the first professional event on Pitt's calendar since his world got turned upside down and inside out last month.
On September 14, Pitt is accused of having been drunk on board a private plane with Jolie and at least one of the couple's six children.
Various outlets have claimed Pitt verbally abused the child on board, with the FBI actually having been brought in to determine whether Pitt physically abused this child as well.
In her filing, Jolie cited "irreconcilable differences" as the basis for the split, but sources indicate that the breakup comes down to Pitt's methods of fathering.
It remains unclear if this is a long-term issue or if Pitt acted in such a reckless manner on board that airplane that Jolie had no choice but to react with a divorce.
The stars had been married since 2014, but had been together since 2004.
After the divorce filing was made public, Pitt released the following statement:
"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."
The press has thus far abided, but speculation over Jolie and Pitt and what transpired it at an all-time high.
What really happened? Was another party involved? Does Pitt have a drug problem or a drinking problem?
And, of course, what role did Jennifer Anison play? What does Jennifer Aniston have to say about this?
Jennifer Aniston... Jennifer Aniston... Jennifer Aniston...
Seriously, people have to shut the heck up about Jennifer Aniston. She and Pitt haven't been together in over a decade and she's happily married to someone else.
As Pitt states above, however, this all comes back to his children, who he has not seen since Jolie filed for divorce.
Some reports claim she has even blocked his number and is avoiding contact at all costs.
With Jolie asking for full physical custody and Pitt countering by seeking joint custody, odds are that this battle will grow very ugly before it reaches any kind of conclusion.