Like many, Clooney found out about the Pitt-Jolie split from a reporter—only in his case, it was in the form of a reporter asking him about Pitt's new relationship status during an interview.
"Alright, don't shoot me on this last question but you're friends with both of them," CNN's Richard Roth said to Clooney at the United Nations, where the Oscar winner was attending a roundtable on the refugee crisis. "Any thoughts?"
"What's that? What's happened?" a surprised Clooney replied. Roth then explains to the "Up in the Air" star that Jolie and Pitt are divorcing.
"I didn't know that," admits Clooney. "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. That's the first I've heard of it."
Clooney isn't the only star who was taken aback by the news of the couple's split; many a celeb took to social media to share their surprised reactions about the news.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.
Watch the video (above) to see George's full reaction.