Hollywood Reacts to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Divorce

The Hollywood Reporter

The news that Angelina Jolie is divorcing Brad Pitt came as a surprise to many people, who quickly turned to social media on Tuesday to share their thoughts and jokes, with the couple's #Brangelina nickname trending. Even the stars got into the act.

"Brad and Angelina. How am I supposed to go to work today?" asked Chrissy Teigen. 

"I blame Donald Trump. #Brangelina," tweeted Piers Morgan. Josh Gad teased, "Before we get too cavalier about it, let's remember that #brangelina was possibly the only thing still holding the USA together."

Video footage captured Pitt pal George Clooney hearing about the news for the first time. "I didn't know that. Wow. That's a sad story and unfortunate for a family," he told CNN. "I feel very sorry to hear that. This is the first I've heard of it."

Social media was also flooded with memes featuring Jennifer Aniston, who was married to Pitt for five years when he met and fell in love with Jolie while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The Friends star married Justin Theroux in 2015.

Susan Sarandon, meanwhile, had more important things on her mind and was upset about the attention the divorce received, saying she'd rather see the media cover Terrence Crutcher's death. (Crutcher, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by a white policewoman in Tulsa, Okla.) Her message to CNN was "Priorities" with Crutcher's name as a hashtag and a screengrab of CNN's "It's over" headline on a picture of Pitt and Jolie.

Here are some of the reactions to the divorce news:

Brad and Angelina. How am I supposed to go to work today ?

- christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 20, 2016

Before we get too cavalier about it, let's remember that #brangelina was possibly the only thing still holding the USA together. pic.twitter.com/HQt2Re8U5t

- Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 20, 2016

I blame Donald Trump. #Brangelina

- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 20, 2016

.@CNN Priorities. #TerrenceCrutcher pic.twitter.com/c4BMu4N6yO

- Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) September 20, 2016


- Colin Jost (@ColinJost) September 20, 2016

Surely the Onion hacked @TMZ https://t.co/COwIKd69vx

- Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 20, 2016

OMG can't believe Brad & Angelina are calling it quits!!! What do y'all think happened?! https://t.co/wqSiR2Z8oP pic.twitter.com/WbV16EyVjA

- NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) September 20, 2016

Guys angelbradgelpolieitt are getting divorced. #brangelina

- Dominic Monaghan. (@DomsWildThings) September 20, 2016

PSA for all chicks Brad Pitt is officially single

- Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) September 20, 2016

#brangelina No way! pic.twitter.com/TuWRfFLYy2

- Eric West (@EricXWest) September 20, 2016

I hope Jennifer Aniston is sitting on a beach somewhere drinking a margarita and writing in her journal.

- Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) September 20, 2016

stocking up #Brangelina rosé gonna be priceless pic.twitter.com/mEwyuAJcYX

- Spencer Pratt (@spencerpratt) September 20, 2016

Tower of Terror! Eggo! Skittles! Brad Pitt! I don't know why ANY of them are trending but I'm running to my basement. It's over.

- Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 20, 2016

It's sad about Brad and Angelina but it's also none of our business!

- Boy George (@BoyGeorge) September 20, 2016

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