“He is emotionally torn,” the second insider offered. “Right now, he is devastated. He still loved Angelina and would have preferred they fight to make the marriage work. He was willing to do whatever it took to save the marriage and didn’t realize Angelina had already given up on it.”
According to a source, the Inglorious Basterds actor’s main concern is guarding his children from the public frenzy following the announcement that his marriage is ending.
“He has wanted to protect the children,” the insider said. “He didn’t want it to play out publicly.”
As for the couple’s custody battle, E! Newsreported that there have been “ongoing discussions” on how it will be settled.