George Clooney Surprised By Brangelina Split

Cameras captured the moment when George Clooney learnt of the divorce between his friends Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The Hollywood star, 55, who is a friend of the couple, was stunned to hear the news during a chat with CNN at Tuesday's Leaders Summit for Refugees at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.  

"Alright, don't shoot me on this last question but you're friends with both of them. Any thoughts?" CNN's Richard Roth asked the A-list star.

"What happened?" Clooney asked, before being informed by the reporter.  "I didn't know that. Wow. I feel very sorry then.  

"That's a sad story and unfortunate for a family. It's an unfortunate story about a family. I feel very sorry to hear that."   

He added: "This is the first I've heard of it."