Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt famously met during their work as co-stars on the movie Mr. And Mrs. Smith. Since shifting from working professionally together in 2005 to romance, Jolie and Pitt have become known as one of the entertainment industry’s most well-known couples.
Brad and Angelina married in 2014, and manage to co-parent their six children while continuing their professional success stories. But now the Daily Mail cites a source alleging that Pitt is upset because Jolie wants to pursue a political career in London and, consequently, sell a property that they own in France, Chateau Miraval.
“Angelina is ramping up her efforts in the political world,” revealed the insider.
To pursue her passion, Jolie has interacted with British House of Lords member Arminka Helic, with whom she shares a “similar vision,” according to the insider. Angelina and Helic are working as a team to help a United Kingdom-based non-profit. In addition, Jolie is teaching at the London School of Economics, which is Helic’s alma mater.
Speculating that Angelina has a desire to enter the House of Lords, the Daily Mail clarified that as the possible reason she wants to sell the estate in France that she and Pitt own. The only individuals who can enter the House of Lords are British residents who pay taxes.
Jolie and Brad currently reside in England. Pitt is working on a sequel to one of his films, and although his work there is based in England, Brad wants to hold onto their French property. The actor devoted time to renovating that estate, and it also is associated with their wine brand.
“She wants to sell Chateau Miraval and Brad refuses,” summed up the source.
In addition to the French estate, Pitt is the owner of a home in Los Angeles. The insider did not reveal whether that property also partly belongs to Jolie and, if so, whether she wants to sell it as well in order to achieve her political goals.
Currently scheduled to work on a sequel to Maleficent, Angelina is focused more on the political world than Hollywood, added the insider.
“[Jolie] has turned her back on Hollywood.”
Angelina has been getting help from British House of Lords member, Baroness Arminka Helic, in choosing the right moves to achieve her political ambitions, according to Us Weekly.
Viewing Arminka as a mentor, Jolie is preparing for what could turn into a “full-time commitment with the British government.” She and her mentor have known each other since 2012.
At that time, Helic served as an aide to British foreign secretary William Hague, who teamed up with Angelina for an anti–sexual violence initiative that year. In addition, the actress co-authored an article with Arminka published in the New York Times. Jolie and her mentor reached out to the world to encourage solidarity to aid Syrian refugees.
But whether involved in her latest film project or the political realm, Angelina makes time for her children. Jolie and two of her offspring just enjoyed a vacation in New York City that included a Broadway experience, reported Hello magazine.
Accompanied by her sons Knox and Maddox, Angelina viewed Hamilton. In addition to her 14-year-old and 7-year-old sons, Jolie’s brother James Haven took time to go on the cultural adventure.
As for whether Pitt and Angelina anticipate that their children will follow in their footsteps professionally, none of them apparently are interested in either politics or acting.
“None of my kids want to be actors,” admitted Jolie when she appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. “They are actually very interested in being musicians. I think they like the process of film from the outside. Mad is interested in editing. Pax loves music and deejaying.”
Angelina also revealed that the youngsters are involved in studying a variety of languages and that she gave each child the choice of which one to study.
“I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi is learning Khmai, which is a Cambodian language, Pax is focusing on Vietnamese, Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language,” added Jolie.
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