His reaction -- "Pray for them."
The NBA superstar seemed genuinely surprised by the news when we saw him out in NYC moments ago ... but kept it positive.
Check out Brad during a 2009 appearance on Bill Maher's show, rhapsodizing about rolling the perfect joint, but maintaining those days were behind him.
Quentin Tarantino told Jimmy Kimmel the same year how he and Brad were at Brad's vineyard and drank a half dozen bottles of vino and smoked it up.
TMZ broke the story ... Angelina filed for divorce Monday, and we're told she says it's because he's smoking weed, drinking alcohol and that combined with an anger problem poses a risk to their kids.
Angelina Jolie did NOT file for divorce because of rumors Brad Pitt was reportedly involved with Marion Cotillard ... it's ALL about Brad and their 6 kids ... sources with intimate knowledge of the situation tell TMZ.
There are reports swirling that Brad hooked up with Marion on the set of their movie, "Allied," and that's why Angelina filed for divorce. Untrue.
We now have even more sources telling us ... Angelina reached her breaking point last week over Brad's consumption of weed and alcohol, and combined with what she says are Brad's anger issues ... his interactions with the kids created a deal breaking problem for her.
We're told squarely ... no third person is involved.
TMZ broke the story ... Angelina filed for divorce Monday and is asking for sole physical custody of their kids. She wants him to only have visitation.
We're also told as far as anyone involved knows ... there's no plan for Brad to go to rehab, at least as of now.
We broke the story ... she cited irreconcilable differences in the split from Brad Pitt, and requested sole physical custody of their 6 children.
For his part ... Brad says, "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids."
As we've reported ... the breakup is 100% over her concerns about Brad's parenting.
Jolie filed legal docs Monday citing irreconcilable differences.
She's asking for physical custody of the couple's 6 children. She is asking the judge to give Pitt visitation. It's significant ... she does not want Brad to have joint physical custody ... only joint legal custody.
Sources connected with the couple tell us ... Angelina's decision to file has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children ... she was extremely upset with his methods.
Our sources say, Angelina became "fed up" with Brad's consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what she believes is "an anger problem" ... felt it became dangerous for the children.
Indeed, Angelina's entertainment attorney Robert Offer says she made the decision "for the health of the family."
We're told there was no alleged "third person" ... her decision to file was solely over Brad's interaction with their children.
Jolie, who's being repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is not asking for spousal support.
Jolie lists the date of separation as Sept. 15, 2016.
They married in August 2014. They've been together since 2004.
The last time we saw them together was in July when they took the twins, Knox and Vivienne, out for a birthday breakfast in West Hollywood.
Sources connected to them tell us Justin and Sofia were never all that serious to begin with -- despite vacationing together in Mexico for her 18th birthday. They haven't been seen together in public since then, and we're told they haven't been talking much lately.
Neither seems too busted up about the breakup. Sofia was out Sunday night at The Nice Guy, and also at a treats! Magazine party over the weekend ... enjoying herself with friends. We're told Justin is single and ready to date other girls.
In other words -- exactly what you'd expect from an 18-year-old and a 22-year-old.
Anthony Bourdain has split with Ottavia Busia, his wife of 9 years ... but the two are still on pretty good terms, all things considered.
Sources close to the celebrity chef say the relationship hasn't been hot for quite some time now ... but they remain close. They married in 2007. They have a 9-year-old daughter together.
Ottavia -- a trained jiu-jitsu fighter -- implied Anthony's demanding travel schedule for his show 'Parts Unknown' played a role in the split.
"Because of professional decisions we both have made, my husband and I have been for years in an unconventional relationship. Nothing has changed. We love each other," she said in a statement to Page Six.
"We respect the decisions the other has made. And we’ll always consider ourselves a family."
As for Anthony -- who also trains in MMA -- he isn't talking about the split, but was out with Nate and Nick Diaz over the weekend.
Cynthia Bailey is single with plenty of space to mingle now in her chill new lake house.
The 'Real Housewives' star plunked down $960k for the home just outside Atlanta ... after selling the home she shared with estranged husband Peter Thomas.
The 6 bedroom, 4 bath home is the perfect hideaway, tucked away on a lake with its own dock ... surrounded by forest.
Check out the place ... it screams rest and relaxation. Cynthia's gonna need a boat though.
Ricky Schroder and his wife of more than 2 decades are calling it quits ... TMZ has learned.
Andrea Schroder filed divorce docs in L.A., citing irreconcilable differences. The couple got married in 1992, and the breakup comes just a couple weeks shy of their 24th anniversary.
They have 4 children -- 2 boys and 2 girls -- but only their daughter, Faith, is a minor. Andrea wants sole legal and physical custody ... with visitation for Ricky.
The "Silver Spoons" and "NYPD Blue" star made headlines for his decision to yank Faith from her middle school in Malibu a few years ago. He was concerned something in the school was causing a cancer outbreak after 3 teachers were diagnosed and several more complained of ailments.
Andrea's also demanding spousal support.
Ricky has said he became a more devout Mormon due to Andrea's involvement with the Church.
A couple months ago, she posted a pic of herself, apparently in Paris, and talked about her "new, less predictable future."
Neither Abby Wambach nor her wife will get the house in their divorce -- because Abby is selling it ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Abby bought the 4,000 square foot pad in Portland, Oregon back in 2012 ... one year before she tied the knot with Sarah Huffman. Sarah moved in when they got married in 2013.
But the couple split up after having trouble back in April -- and Abby put the place up for sale in August.
The place is AWESOME -- 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, breathtaking views and all the privacy you could want.
Wambach bought the place for $705k ... and she's listed it for $1.349 million. Not a bad profit if she can get it.
By the way, one of the coolest rooms in the house ... is the bar, which may be one of the reasons Abby is unloading it.
Wambach and Huffman were married in 2013. Huffman is a former soccer player who played on a pro team with Wambach.
Wambach says their marriage had been on the rocks since at least April ... when Abby was arrested for drunk driving.
In related news, Wambach is also opening up about her struggles with alcohol and prescription pill abuse -- saying she's been abusing Vicodin, Adderall and Ambien for years.
"I was stubborn and I was in denial," Wambach told the AP.
"That night getting arrested was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Because if I don't get so publicly shamed and publicly humiliated, I don't think I wake up."
Swaggy P Date Night Checklist:
Hot blonde chick? Check.
Expensive Bev Hills steakhouse? Check.
Leave in a sick Ferrari? Check ... and (probably) mate.
It looked like it went pretty well ... with one slight hiccup.
The two sat on the front balcony area -- and our photog says the two spent a bunch of time on the date playing on their cell phones.
So, bad move?? Or just the way it is nowadays?
Check out the clip -- how do you think it went?
You'll recall Taylor and Tom were first seen together at the Met Gala in early May, right before she broke up with Calvin Harris. There was hardly a breath between her breakup with Calvin and a major public display of affection between Taylor and Tom.
It may not be coincidence that Taylor and Tom were public about their relationship as Calvin's camp was spinning stories that she cheated on him. Some people familiar with the situation say Taylor's brand is so strong and clear ... it's better to make it appear her new relationship was serious rather than just a fling.
Something happened in June that was very un-Taylor-like. A photo agency got a pic that sure looked staged ... a pic on her Rhode Island estate showing Taylor and Tom kissing.
Taylor and Tom haven't been seen together since July 27. There was a lot of talk they had broken up but no one from Taylor or Tom's camp was talking for more than a month. Finally, Tuesday, the day after Labor Day and what people call the official end of summer, Taylor's camp leaked the breakup.
So the question ... how much of this was real, and how much was just image?