A Source Says That Angelina Jolie Believes “The Truth” Will Eventually Come Out About Her Ongoing Feud With Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt recently took his long-term fight against his former wife Angelina Jolie to a new level when he accused her of deliberately trying to destroy his precious French wine business. Brad is suing Angelina over her shares of Château Miraval, which are technically no longer her shares, because she effectively sold them last year. Angie probably thought that chapter of her life was closed the second shares were exchanged for cash, but Brad won’t let this go, and the latest development is that accusation that Angelina sold the shares on purpose, just to destroy his business. The bad news for Brad is that it appears Angelina isn’t too stressed about any public mud-slinging Brad might be currently engaging in.
Some of Brad’s recent arguments against Angelina include: that she didn’t do shit to grow the Château Miraval brand, that she didn’t earn her 50% stake in the company, and that she snuck around on Brad and sold her shares to Tenute del Mondo (a company Brad believes is indirectly owned and controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler, who reportedly controls the Stoli Group). Brad believes Angie is trying to destroy his business, like a rich wine-based version of The Producers, I guess. But a source close to Angelina recently spoke to People magazine and they would like everyone to know that it is Brad who is trying to wreck Angelina’s life and not the other way around. Um, I’m pretty sure we’re long past the point where every new update proves the hate is very much mutual, but I get what they’re saying.
“Mr. Pitt’s lawsuit against Ms. Jolie is an extension of a false narrative, and the truth of the situation has still not been made public,” an insider now tells PEOPLE. “After the events that led to Ms. Jolie filing for divorce and her years devoted to caring for their children, Ms. Jolie and the children have not been able to return to the property, and she made the difficult decision to sell her stake in the business. After making multiple offers to her ex-husband, and knowing the business will be inherited by their children, she found a business partner with experience in the alcohol industry.”
Château Miraval isn’t just a place in France that makes rosé and olive oil; it was also a second home to the Jolie-Pitt family (it’s also where Angelina and Brad tied the knot in 2014). When Brad was still dating Nicole Poturalski in 2020, he reportedly flew her to the Château for a little romantic getaway, which Angelina reportedly was super pissed off about. So maybe Angelina was less angry about finding a clump of Nicole’s hair clogging up the en suite bathroom drain, and madder that someone else was able to enjoy the property that Angelina might not have been allowed access to. But again, that’s just going off of what People’s source is claiming.
The source adds that Angelina sold her shares fair and square and totally legally, and anything else Brad has to say is coming from a place of pettiness at this point. Except that wasn’t all that had to be said on the matter. A source close to Brad (his French tutor maybe?) spoke to People and argued that if Angelina really cared about her French family home, she never would have sold her shares.
“This makes no sense. The best way to retain value for the family would have been for one of their parents to retain ownership of an increasingly valuable asset. He could have bought her out. There’s a lot more value in a family owning 100 percent than 40 to 50 percent.”
Brad’s side has long argued that his company was entitled to a first right of refusal on the sale, while Angelina’s side claims she went through all the proper channels and protocol for such a sale.
So all we have to do now is wait until the truth, or the “truth,” or a reasonable substitute for truth-based facts, is finally revealed. Until then, I wish Angelina’s side had matched the messy dramatic energy that Brad’s side was bringing. Like maybe by firing back, “If I really wanted to tank your company, I would have had a source hint that your rosé is just dirty rain water and off-brand Crystal Lite packets.”