This morning we had the bombshell announcement—Ange has filed for divorce from Brad!—and this afternoon, we get the statements from both parties. 

Brad’s is of particular interest a) because he was the one filed against and b) because Ange has filed for physical custody of the six Jolie-Pitts, raising all kinds of questions about what that meannnnnssss. 

Here’s what he just told People:

“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”

This statement is particularly interesting because rumours are swirling that the differences in their parenting styles are a huge factor in why Angelina pulled the plug. According to People’s source, they fought alot about how the kids were disciplined.