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Brad Pitt Thanks Fans for Their Support in First Appearance Since Angelina Jolie Split at Allied Premiere

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Brad Pitt is back on the red carpet scene.

The actor, who has kept a low profile since his split with Angelina Jolie, stepped out Wednesday night to the L.A. premiere of his World War II drama Allied.

At the event, which was livestreamed on Facebook, Pitt appeared to be in good spirits as he smiled for photos and chatted with fans.

The actor even thanked his fans for their backing in the wake of the split.

“It’s really sweet, everyone has been really kind out here,” he said. “It’s really nice to have all the support.”

It was a big night for Pitt: Just hours before the premiere, sources told PEOPLE that he has been cleared of child abuse allegations following an investigation by L.A.’s Department of Children and Family Services into an altercation between Pitt and his son Maddox, 15, on the family’s private plane on Sept. 14.

Pitt, 52, made his first public appearance since Jolie filed for divorce on Monday night while attending a private screening of Moonlight in Los Angeles. He was joined by longtime pal and Ocean’s 11 costar Julia RobertsPitt’s production company, Plan B, partnered with A24 to produce the coming-of-age drama, which has been earning Oscar buzz.

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Steve Granitz/WireImage

Before the back-to-back appearances, Pitt had chosen to stay out of the spotlight, even skipping the premiere of his film Voyage of Time on Sept. 28. He explained in a statement that he preferred to stay “focused on his family” at the time.

On Monday, a rep for Jolie released a new statement saying that the former couple reached a legal agreement about the custody of their six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

However, other sources close to the situation maintain the pair have not reached any new agreement or permanently settled their differences, and Pitt still plans to push for joint custody.

Pitt filed a response on Nov. 4 requesting joint custody after Jolie, 41, requested sole physical custody in her Sept. 19 divorce filing.

Allied, which also stars Marion Cotillard, hits theaters Nov. 23.

  • Reporting by MARIAH HAAS