Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fight over $164M French estate
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce was finalized in 2019, but the former pair are still at odds over a lavish estate they co-own in France, according to a court filing.
The complaint, which was filed on Tuesday in Luxembourg, accuses the "Maleficent" star, 46, of attempting to offload her 50% share in the 1,000-acre, $164 million Chateau Miraval in Correns, France without allegedly allowing Pitt, 57, the first option to buy her out.
The sprawling property is owned by separate limited liability corporations that both parties control, according to the court papers, which state that Miraval is owned by Quimicum – a company Pitt originally held a 60% stake through his company Mondo Bongo. Meanwhile, while Jolie held 40% through her company Nouvel.
Pitt and Jolie got married at the posh abode back in 2014 in a super-secret ceremony only attended by their six children. The documents reveal that three years before they got the ball rolling on their years-long divorce proceedings, Pitt transferred 10% of his share over to Jolie in a move that made them both 50/50 co-owners in the nine-figure landmark.
Sources relayed to Fox News on Tuesday that Jolie’s alleged dealing with the property is the actress’ attempt to move the goalposts and avoid her obligations to Pitt as the parties supposedly agreed to give the other the option to purchase the estate outright should one of them decide they wanted out of the arrangement.
Meanwhile, Jolie’s camp is pointing the finger at Pitt for allegedly using his celebrity in a bid to garner sympathy in the ongoing custody battle of the exes. Jolie filed for divorce in August 2016 citing "irreconcilable differences" and requesting primary custody of five of their six children: Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 13. The former pair's son Maddox is now 20. Earlier this month, Pitt filed for review in their custody battle after Jolie scored a win with the disqualification of a private judge who was overseeing their case.
Source: Fox News