Brad Pitt’s back on the bottle (if in name only) and he doesn’t care who knows it. Brad recently gave People a many buzz-worded “exclusive” about the launch of a new product coming out of Chateau Miraval, a sparkling rose Champagne called Fleur de Miraval and it’s only $400! As we know, Chateau Miraval is having a big week thanks to Brad’s holiday there with his new, married, lady friend Nicole Poturalski that coincided with what would have been his and ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s wedding anniversary. And according to Us Weekly, Brad doesn’t give a fig if it hurt her feelings and did so with the expectation that she would “lash out.” Why it’s almost as if all this drama benefits them both as co-owners of Chateau Miraval which they “remain committed to,” ”viewing it as ‘an investment for their children.’” I suspect Brad and Angie have finally found some common ground. “Buy our wine—we fucked around and spent the children’s inheritance on divorce lawyers!”
According to People, Brad’s trip to Miraval last week was work-related. That much was obvious. But he also conducted some actual business while he was there.
Created by the unique and preferred ‘saignée’ method, Fleur de Miraval (which by French law must be made within the heavily delimited northeastern Champagne department or it cannot be called ‘Champagne’) is the result of a five-year-long project, long shrouded in secrecy.
“The result is spectacular and I’m very proud of it,” adds Pitt, who was in Miraval this past weekend in part to finalize details on the Champagne’s limited first edition release which consists of 20,000 bottlings. He also participated in the 1200 acre estate’s yearly harvest as he has in previous years.
Pitt and Jolie found the property in 2008 (they finalized the purchase in 2012) and while their 2016 separation fueled speculation they would put their 1200-acre French estate up for sale, sources have consistently told PEOPLE they remain committed to the property, viewing it as “an investment for their children.”
This tells me there is no way in hell Angie didn’t know about Brad’s trip in advance. But I guess it’s possible she didn’t know he was going to bring a date. According to Us:
“Taking Nicole to Miraval on their former wedding anniversary, Brad knows exactly what he is doing and the reaction it’s going to get from Angelina,” a source exclusively reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now. “He just doesn’t care if Angelina is going to lash out. He expects she will.”
And lash out she did. Angie was in such a fury she ran out of the house without a bra on and dragged all those future vintners to dinner at the beach. Hell hath no fury and all that. What did he expect her to do, use the court system to draw their divorce proceedings out indefinitely? Please, she done already done had hereres.
Yesterday we learned that Nicole only stayed for 3-days before heading back to Berlin where her husband Roland Mary was seen having lunch at his restaurant where Nicole (or Nico Mary as she’s known professionally) and Brad first met at an afterparty for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. According to The Daily Mail:
The jilted husband of Brad Pitt’s new girlfriend Nicole Poturalski has been seen for the first time since she holidayed with the Hollywood heart-throb.
While Nicole’s trip to Pitt’s Chateau Miraval in the south of France last week came as a shock to the showbusiness world, it was not a surprise to Mr Mary.
Mr Mary has declined to discuss his wife’s trip to France with star Pitt. He said simply, ‘No comment’.
But the businessman who owns four restaurants in Berlin, including the celebrity haunt Borchadt, has told friends and family that the situation is ‘normal’.
And based on this picture that Nicole posted yesterday on Instagram in her favorite photoshoot spot of choice (her bedroom), she’s back in Berlin:
People adds that Brad and Nico have “met up a handful of times in L.A. and France,” and that the relationship is “still in the early stages.”
“She has spunk and is smart,” says an industry insider. “She’s a hoot. Very light and funny. If she is dating Brad Pitt, he’s getting a good girl.”
OK, People, settle down. We all saw what happened last time Brad went for the gal that was “a hoot.“ Besides, being married to Roland, Nico is hardly walking onto the private jet with nothing but a carry-on. Baby girl has some baggage too. According to Page Six:
Mary has been married several times and has five children in total. He has three children, Moritz, Mia and Mick, with one of his ex-wives, Tanja.
Bizarrely, upon Mick’s arrival in 2004, a German news report noted: “The owner of the posh restaurant had originally had himself sterilized. Even so, it was the third time that he became a father.”
That’s it, I’m pledging my allegiance to #TeamMary. The thought of Nico and Roland running a long con on William Bradley is the absolute highlight of my 2020 so far. Low bar to be sure, but I’ll take it.