The singer, who briefly dated Brad 27 years ago, appeared on British talk show Lorraine on Thursday (22Sep16) and chatted about his shock marriage split, insisting it had nothing to do with her.

She cooed about her ex, telling host Lorraine Kelly, "He's (Brad) just a lovely, lovely guy... from a very religious family... (He's) very family orientated", and added, "I think it's (marriage split) a real shame... (They're) a great example of alternative parents."

Her comments came hours before news broke of an alleged child abuse investigation swirling around Pitt following a reported incident involving all six of the kids he shares with Jolie on a private plane last week (ends16Sep16).

Angelina filed for divorce from Brad on Monday (19Sep16) for "the health of her family", citing irreconcilable differences. The couple wed in 2014 at their French estate Chateau Miraval.