Unless you're just now crawling out from a cave on Mars where you've spent the past month coping with conditions inhospitable to human life and really crappy wi-fi, you've heard Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting divorced.
Pretty much everyone has offered their two cents on the situation at this point, except, of course, for the people who actually matter.
That list would consist of Brad, Angie, and the small inner circle that's kept abreast of the details of the former couple's personal lives.
Even George Clooney found out about the Brangelina divorce from a reporter.
That's how tight of a lid the Brad and Angie are keeping on this thing.
Naturally that secretiveness hasn't kept the tabloid press from putting words in the mouths of certain interested parties.
For example, we've heard countless reported about Jennifer Aniston's reaction to Brad's divorce, even though she has yet to publicly utter a single syllable about it.
The Brad latest associate to be put on blast for things they allegedly said to unidentified sources is none other than the actor's own mother, Jane Pitt.
Not surprisingly, Jane is reportedly taking a strongly anti-Angie stance:
“Jane’s so heart-broken about the split,” a source close to the family tells Radar Online.
“Jane has seen little of her son and grandkids since they got married and she and [Brad's father] Bill were totally blindsided and devastated by this, just as Brad was.”
Despite the fact that Brad was investigated for child abuse shortly after Angelina filed for divorce, those closest to Pitt remain convinced that Jolie is the villain in this situation:
“Jane tried so hard to bond with Angelina and welcome her into the family but nothing ever seemed to work,” says the source.
But even Brad's mom (or at least the version of Brad's mom invented by whatever "insider" is doing the talking here) is concerned by the allegations about Pitt's drug abuse and violent temper.
"Jane’s been in tears over the allegations of child abuse and drug use on the part of Brad and can’t understand it,” the source claims.
“She and Bill have been talking to Brad every day. He’s in really bad shape and they’re worried about him.”
Everyone once in a while someone talks about this situation in a way that reminds us that despite being two of the most famous people on the planet, Brad and Angie's struggles are no less painful, and the dissolution of their family is no less tragic than it would be for anyone else.
And sometimes that voice of reason is an anonymous nobody who probably doesn't actually know any of the people involved.
Thank you, "insider" for reminding us all of our humanity.