Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt got divorced in 2016 but even after so many years of being apart, they are fighting court battles over their assets. The battle that got everyone’s attention was over their Château Miraval, the French castle and wine brand. They purchased the South France estate together for $28.4 million in 2008. The two even got married at the property in 2014.
However, after their divorce, things took a turn as Angelina Jolie decided to sell her stake to Tenute del Mondo, a subsidiary of Stoli Group. This infuriated Brad Pitt as the two planned on not selling their stakes without consulting each other.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought Château Miraval in 2008 for $28.4 million
Back in 2008, when actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt were together, they decided to buy Château Miraval winery in France for $28.4 million (the deal was reportedly finalized in 2011). They both had their separate stakes and reportedly planned to not sell them without consultation. The winery is now reportedly worth a whopping $164 million. The ex-couple even got married at the property back in 2014. However, after their 2016 divorce, their assets got divided and now they are fighting over their most prized possession, the winery.
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Angelina Jolie sold her stake
In October 2021, Angelina Jolie sold her stake for an undisclosed fee to Tenute del Mondo, a subsidiary of Stoli Group. The group claimed that it had acquired a 50% stake in Miraval from the actress. Stoli’s CEO, Damian McKinney said at the time,
“We are thrilled to have a position alongside Brad Pitt as curators of their extraordinary vintages.”
Jolie claimed that she sold her stake due to “personal objections” but Pitt decided to sue her. Jolie countersued Pitt for a whopping $250 million. The two have also been fighting over custody of their six children.
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Brad Pitt wanted to keep the winery for his kids
It was previously revealed that Brad Pitt wanted to leave the property to their children as part of their inheritance. His 6 kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne, were supposed to get their parents’ stake in the winery. Pitt has also reportedly claimed that Yuri Shefler tried to make a “hostile takeover.” Brad Pitt was also accused of assaulting Jolie and one of their kids back in 2016 on a private flight. Shortly after that, Jolie filed for a divorce and the two got separated.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie started dating in 2005 and they split up in 2016. Brad Pitt has always believed that the winery’s value will only increase over time and that’s why he declined a lot of offers.
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