Soon after Angelina Jolie's divorce filing, actor Brad Pitt released a statement saying he was 'saddened' by the split. And, now a new report has emerged claiming that the Allied actor is 'shattered' by the ongoing divorce proceedings and the controversies surrounding it.

The 52-year old Golden Globe-winning actor was allegedly left in dark about his estranged wife's request for legal separation. "He is beside himself and has been crying. He was completely caught off guard and blindsided and had no idea she would do this," a source allegedly told Us Weekly.

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on 20 September citing irreconcilable differences with her actor husband and has sought physical custody of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.

"Angelina filed the court papers a minute before the courts closed on Monday night. He didn't have a lawyer or anything. She had threatened divorce in the past but he did not think she would file this time."

"He is completely devastated and beside himself. He is a shattered man," the source concluded.

The high-profile divorce development between the top Hollywood couple took an ugly turn after reports of child abuse made round over the internet. Soon the FBI confirmed that they are "evaluating" the circumstances. Pitt allegedly had a mid-air meltdown before his children.

A source close to the World War Z actor, however, has slammed the allegations as 'exaggerated and fabricated' report 'against Brad'.

The couple met on the set of the 2005 movie Mr & Mrs Smith. After living together for 10 years, the Parents to six children subsequently got married in a secret ceremony in the south of France in August 2014.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing after 12 years together Kevork Djansezian/Reuters