Angelina Jolie must really love her husband, Brad Pitt — especially when you consider how much money she was willing to pay for his wedding gift!
TMZ reported on Saturday that Angelina Jolie came very close to paying $250,000 for her husband to own a typewriter.
But not just any typewriter — it was the last typewriter that author Ernest Hemingway used before committing suicide in 1961.
According to the report, Angelina’s agent contacted Steve Soboroff, the Los Angeles Police Commission President. Soboroff is widely known for having an incredible collection of typewriters — including the 1926 Underwood owned by Ernest Hemingway.
Soboroff’s collection also includes typewriters from such famous (or infamous) people as Joe DiMaggio, Jerry Siegel, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, and the Unabomber.
In addition to being owned by the famous American journalist and author, the 1926 Underwood typewriter was also the same typewriter that Hemingway used to create many of his works from the late 1930s, as well as For Whom the Bell Tolls.
TMZ reports that the Hemingway typewriter was not the first choice that Angelina Jolie wanted — she actually had her eyes set on Tennessee Williams’ typewriter. However, Soboroff was not willing to sell it.
When Angelina Jolie offered a quarter of a million dollars for one of his two Hemingway typewriters, he accepted.
During the summer months, Angelina’s agent reportedly sent a deposit check from Chivan Productions (Angelina’s production company) in the amount of $11,000.
However, the Maleficent actress eventually must have changed her mind and cancelled the deal. Although Jolie never asked for the check back, it was returned.
Angelina Jolie admitted that she fell in love with Brad Pitt on the set of their 2005 film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
In an interview with Vogue magazine at the time, Angelina Jolie claimed that she never intended to ruin the marriage of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston when they were filming that movie together between 2003 and 2004. However, that is exactly what ended up happening.
“We just became kind of a pair… And it took until, really, the end of the shoot for us, I think, to realize that it might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves to believe. And both knowing that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going to take a lot of serious consideration.”
After spending seven years together, the couple jokingly named “Brangelina” announced that they were engaged in April of 2012.
More than two years later, the 39-year-old actress and her 50-year-old fiancee officially became husband and wife on August 23, 2014 at a private ceremony held in France.
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