Its French castle and vineyards, new reason for dispute between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
It was the scene of their wedding in 2014 and the place the family chose so that their children could escape at least one season from the Hollywood media harassment. But now the Château Miraval has become the penultimate episode in the court battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in a seemingly endless divorce. In a petition filed by the actress in court, Jolie accused Pitt of preventing her from selling the French villa and winery they bought in 2008 for $ 67 million. In her brief, she asked the judge to withdraw an automatic restraining order on her divorce from Pitt. The one known by its acronym in English as ATRO is an order that prevents either party of a couple from making financial decisions that may harm the other in the middle of the divorce process.
Jolie and Pitt, who separated in 2016, were declared legally single in 2019, but have not finalized a settlement or custody agreement in their divorce yet. According to documents obtained by the magazine 'US Weekly', the lawyers of the protagonist of 'Maleficent' affirm that she has found an external buyer for her part of the wine business, but cannot finalize the sale because her ex-husband has not consented to lift said order restraint, which means that unless a judge agrees to Jolie's petition, she will not be able to sell her share of Miraval.
Before making this latest request, the interpreter filed an emergency request to remove the restraining order on June 30, so that the buyer would not have time to back out of the sale. However, the judge denied her request and ruled that Jolie's legal team had not shown that there was "immediate danger, irreparable harm, immediate loss or damage to property." In legal documents, Jolie also claimed that the property was solely hers to begin with, having been purchased six years before she and the Oscar-winning actor walked down the aisle.
In 2020, Pitt took his then-girlfriend, Nicole Poturalski, to the Château Miraval, a fact that according to several American media at the time "enraged" his ex when he found out that he had invited his partner to the estate where they were married. . Pitt and Poturalski's trip also occurred around the date of their old wedding anniversary. "She is furious and totally shocked that Brad has sunk so low," a source told 'People' magazine. "It disgusts him that he is frolicking around Europe so publicly with this girl, instead of keeping his love life private and dignified," added the information from the medium before concluding in a forceful way: "The fact that he apparently took her her marital home is beyond tacky and inappropriate, however Brad wants to tell it. "
The castle has 35 bedrooms, a spa, a Jacuzzi, several gyms, a lake and a huge swimming pool. There is also a 30-hectare vineyard where rosé wine is produced, making it a very important workplace for some local people. One of its wines, the pink Fleur de Miraval champagne, was declared last year as one of the best in the world with a score of 95 points out of 100 according to the prestigious world champion sommelier Andreas Larsson.