Leaked email from Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt: ‘Even now it is impossible to write this without crying’

In a message from last year seen by ‘ET Online’ the actress and director explains the reasons that led her to sell her stake in the French winery that she shared with her ex-husband

Actress and director Angelina Jolie and her then-husband, actor Brad Pitt, at a forum on sexual violence in June 2013.
Actress and director Angelina Jolie and her then-husband, actor Brad Pitt, at a forum on sexual violence in June 2013.CARL COURT (AFP)
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An emotional email that Angelina Jolie, 47, wrote to her ex-husband Brad Pitt, 58, in January 2021 has gone viral on TikTok. The publication ET Online has confirmed the veracity of the email, which it said it had found in a court document.

In the message, the actress explains the reasons that led her to want to sell her share of the Château Miraval winery, a vineyard of almost 500 hectares that the couple had bought in France. “It is the place we brought the twins home to, and where we were married over a plaque in my mother’s memory. A place that held the promise of what could be and where I thought I would grow old. Even now impossible to write this without crying. I will treasure my memories of what it was a decade ago,” she wrote.

Ultimately, the actress ended up selling her share of the winery in 2022, prompting Pitt to sue her. The actor claims that under the terms of their 2019 divorce, he and Jolie had a "mutual agreement" that neither could sell their share of the winery without the other's consent.

Jolie still went ahead, and judging by the mail now made public, the reasons were also of a personal nature. “But it is also the place that marks the beginning of the end of our family - and a business that is centered around alcohol,” she wrote. Three years after announcing their separation, the actor himself confirmed that alcohol was one of the reasons the marriage fell apart. He also announced that he had gone through rehab.

The actress, who is currently fighting her ex-husband over custody of their children, has accused Pitt of abusing her and one of her children during a plane trip in 2016, just as they were returning to Los Angeles from Château Miraval.

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