Real estate: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s bitter battle over $225m French estate Chateau Miraval – realestate.com.au
Brad Pitt and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie are embroiled in a bitter real estate spat over the $225 million French chateau where they married.
Pitt and Jolie each own 50 per cent of the 1000 acre estate, Chateau Miraval, in Correns, in southern France, with Jolie reportedly previously agreeing to give Pitt the first option to buy out her stake in the property if she decided to sell.
However, according to the New York Post, Jolie has allegedly tried to offload her share in the home, but not to Pitt, landing the case in court.
Further muddying the waters is an arrangement which reduced Pitt’s stake in the property to give them equal ownership, with claims now being made Jolie didn’t pay an adequate price for the additional 10 per cent, to give them both 50/50 split ownership of the estate.
The couple were married in a secret ceremony on the grounds of the estate in 2014, with just their six children present.
This real estate division is the latest battleground between the former power couple who split in 2016.
The pair is also caught up in a court battle over the custody of five of their six children: Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 13. Son Maddox is now 20.
Pitt was initially granted joint custody but that decision is being disputed in the California Supreme Court.
To make matters even messier, the man who awarded Pitt joint custody, Judge John Ouderkirk, also married Pitt and Jolie at the French estate, seven years ago.
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