So imagine finding out that your best mate Brad just got dumped by Angelina Jolie by a news reporter.
That's exactly what happened to poor George Clooney who was told of the two star's divorce on Tuesday.
The ER actor was stunned to hear the news that his friends have split during a chat with CNN.
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When asked about what he thought of the split, George said to Richard Roth: "I didn't know that. Wow.”
"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," he added.
It has now been claimed that Brad and Angelina were fighting a lot and at each other's throats as their lives headed into "completely different" directions.
The Lara Croft actress filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years and sent shockwaves across Hollywood, and poor little George it seems.
Sources say that Angelina has been very unhappy for some time and there was a constant string of arguments about their future.
There has also been A LOT of talk surrounding Marion Cotillard, who Brad supposedly got rather close to on set of their movie Allied.
Ange was apparently so jealous of Marion that she refused to speak to her on set and made up rumours she had an affair with her husband, it has been claimed.