Amid his ongoing divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has confirmed that he will not be attending the premiere of his latest film, Voyage of Time. Though the star was scheduled to make an appearance at the screening on Wednesday (Sept. 28), he revealed in a new statement that his priority is to remain "focused on my family."
"Terence's Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experimental IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time," the 52-year-old actor said. "I'm very grateful to be a 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 been a week now since news broke that Brad and wife Angelina were splitting up after 12 years together and a two-year marriage.
Angelina filed for divorce on Monday Sept. 19, citing irreconcilable differences in her paperwork, and listing the date of the couple's separation as Sept. 15. The Oscar-winning actress is seeking sole physical custody of their six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
"This decision was made for the health of the family," Angelina's attorney Robert Offer said at the time. "She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time."
A short while later, Brad broke his silence. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," he said in a statement to People. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."