The divorce struggle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continues, despite Angelina filing for divorce approximately six years ago. It has currently come to light that major disputes abound that surround Chateau Miraval. Pitt and Jolie officially bought Chateau Miraval in France in 2012. The couple had been leasing the Chateau for years prior. The property includes olive groves, a vineyard, a private lake, and a chapel. Pitt and Jolie were married at the chapel in 2014.
The vineyard located on the property spurred the launch of Miraval Wines in 2013. When first established, Miraval Wines was co-owned by Pitt and Jolie. Pitt’s company, Mondo Bongo, owned a sixty percent (60%) share and Jolie’s company, Nouvel, owned a forty percent (40%) share. With the division of assets in the divorce, the company was evenly split between the two respective companies.
In October 2021, Jolie sold her stake in Miraval Wines to Tenute del Mondo, part of the Stoli Group. Pitt then filed a lawsuit disputing Jolie’s sale of her share. In the lawsuit, Pitt claimed that he and his company, Mondo Bongo, reserved a right of first refusal to any potential sale and that Jolie violated that right by selling to Tenute del Mondo without his approval. Pitt also claimed that with the sale of her stake, Jolie conspired knowingly with a company in direct competition with Miraval that was aiming for a hostile takeover of Miraval Wines.
“Page Six” recently reported that Jolie’s company, Nouvel, filed a new lawsuit last month claiming Pitt endeavored to cut her out of the winery, “in retaliation for the divorce and custody proceedings.” Among other allegations, Jolie’s company also claims that Pitt “squandered tens of millions of Chateau Miraval’s money on vanity projects.”