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Brad Pitt's statement makes it clear he's focusing on his family problems

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We commend Brad Pitt for taking a step out of the limelight to focus on the current upheaval in his personal life

Unfortunately there are a lot of damaging reports about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the media at the moment, and all signs point to a very bitter breakup. However, according to a new report, Pitt would really like his family situation to play out in private, and he's trying his best to ensure that it does.

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According to E! News, Pitt has not seen his six children since Jolie filed for divorce last week — but it's not for lack of trying. An insider told the publication, "He really wants to see the kids and to work out an arrangement that is best for them. [He] wants to work things out privately and amicably."

Pitt also recently released a statement commenting on his family situation and revealing that he would be stepping out of the limelight — by not attending a screening for the documentary Voyage of Time, which he narrated.

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In a statement to E! News, Pitt said, "Terrence [Malick]'s Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experiential IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time. 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."

It's clear that Pitt's focus is on his divorce from Jolie and the well-being of his kids, and we commend him for taking time to deal with his personal problems. Now we only hope that the media can do the same and allow the couple the privacy they so desire to deal with this difficult situation.

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We commend Brad Pitt for taking a step out of the limelight to focus on the current upheaval in his personal life
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