The joint statement marks the first released statement from Jolie and Pitt together since news broke that the Maleficent
actress filed for divorce from Pitt
on Sept. 19. Since the split, the estranged exes have been in a legal battle
over custody of their six children -- Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.