Brad Pitt finally emerged from his self-imposed exile on Monday and if rumours are to be believed the Allied actor appeared to be 'tired' and 'worn down' despite the brave smile put on by him. The 52-year-old actor even had his friends worried about him as he appeared for the first time in public since the heartbreaking split from Angelina Jolie.

Accompanied by long-time friend Julia Roberts, Pitt braved his first public outing at a private screening of his film Moonlight in Los Angeles.

"Brad was really friendly and social at the screening, but afterwards all people could talk about was how tired and worn down he looked," a source told Hollywood Life dishing on the Fight Club actor's coveted public appearance after his estranged wife Jolie filed for divorce on 19 September.

"It's clear this divorce and custody battle [with Angelina Jolie, 41,] is weighing on him heavily," revealed the source.

As the father-of-six goes through the rough phase involving divorce, the custody battle and abuse allegations regarding his son Maddox (although he was recently cleared of all charges), his only solace seems to be his loyalists, who stood by him all along.

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Brad Pitt recently walked the red carpet for Allied premiere with co-star Marion Cottilard Getty

"Everyone loves him so much — they're all worried about him. His friends are rallying around him, which is why Julia [Roberts] was there with him, but there's only so much they can do," the report further added.

The Oscar-winning producer's "worn down" outing comes after recent reports claimed that he and Jolie had reached an agreement regarding the custody of their six children - Maddox 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.

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Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie ended their marriage after 12 years together Kevin Winter/Getty Images

On Tuesday, news surfaced with an official announcement about the custody settlement from Jolie's representative amid disputing claims.

"We can confirm that childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago. In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother's custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father," the statement read, "This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children's best interest."