Just hours after Brad Pitt has been cleared of abuse allegations by the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services on Wednesday afternoon, the superstar hit the red carpet to promote his new film, Allied, in Los Angeles -- and he was all smiles!

Later that evening, the 52-year-old actor joined co-star Marion Cotillard at the premiere of his WWII drama. Pitt, who was without a wedding ring, made a point to sign autographs and talk with fans before hitting the red carpet. Despite the dramatic events of the last month, Pitt looked a dapper Dan in a dark suit and white shirt (sans tie) for the star-studded premiere.

The actor told E! News: "It's really sweet, everyone has been really kind out here. It's really nice to have all the support."

Earlier in the day, DFCS determined that Brad did not commit child abuse during an argument on a private jet that ended with him making physical contact with his 15-year-old son Maddox. Officials interviewed Pitt and estranged wife Angelina Jolie, along with their six kids and witnesses on the plane, and now that this is over, it gives him a big advantage in his custody battle with Jolie.

Despite the recent custody agreement reached between the former couple, things will change, as that was only in place during the DCFS investigation. Jolie is asking for sole physical custody and Pitt has petitioned for joint custody, but TMZ reported California judges favor Pitt's position.

Following the news, a rep for Jolie released the statement:
    "The job of the DCFS is to make sure the children are in a safe and secure situation. As we said earlier this week, childcare professionals encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides that was in the best interest of the children. Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal."

We hope this family does heal ...