Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finalized the sale of their lavish New Orleans home on Friday. The property was sold for a profitable $4.9 million as Jolie and Pitt reconfigure their assets as part of their ongoing divorce proceedings.
The couple bought the mid 19th-century mansion for $3.5 million shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2007. At the same time, Pitt had recently created the Make It Right Foundation to benefit families affected in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
According to People, Jolie and Pitt first listed their New Orleans estate in May 2015, before Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September. Considering the property was originally listed for $6.5 million, the recent divorce may have caused the couple to cut their price in order to get rid of the New Orleans home quickly. However, the couple’s real estate agent told People the sale went well, “It sold for a very fair price,” listing agent Nina Killeen stated. “It’s a good deal for both parties. They’re happy with the outcome.”
A representative said Jolie and Pitt originally wanted to sell their French Quarter mansion to get something “off the beaten path.” The home itself seems fit for a power couple of Jolie and Pitt’s status. The 7,645 square foot, three-story home has five bedrooms, three three bathrooms, and two half-baths. The New Orleans estate also features marble mantles and fireplaces, crown moldings, a two-story guest house, a grand spiral staircase, and an elevator.
Jolie and Pitt still have numerous other properties to divide up or sell as their divorce proceeds. The couple currently owns a home in Los Angeles, the 1,200 acre Chateau Miraval villa in Correns, France, and an apartment in New York City.
Us reports that Chateau Miraval, where Jolie and Pitt got married in 2014, is next to go on the market. The French estate is expansive and is attached to the same vineyard the couple has used to produce their wine.
“The home has been valued and is going on the market any day now,” an insider told Us of the intended sale. Jolie and Pitt’s wine brand, which was created at the award winning vineyards in Correns, will also have to be rebranded. The current bottle has “Jolie-Pitt” on the label, but future iterations will not feature any names.
The fate of Jolie and Pitt’s other assets is still unclear. Jolie filed for divorce on September 19, citing “irreconcilable differences” between her and Pitt. Jolie is currently fighting for sole physical custody of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Pitt and Jolie first met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and had been together until September of this year. The couple only recently got married in 2014 at their French chateau after more than nine years of being in a relationship.
Jolie and Pitt’s divorce announcement came suddenly and unexpectedly for the Hollywood power couple. The final straw appears to have been an altercation between a very intoxicated Pitt and the couple’s 15-year-old son Maddox on the family’s private jet. Pitt has denied the allegations that he got in Maddox’s face and threatened the young man and resents the implication that his children are afraid of him.
Jolie appears to have lost an unhealthy amount of weight since the divorce filing and has reportedly suffered from panic attacks and depression. Recently Yahoo News reported that Jolie had to have a four-hour interview with the FBI regarding Pitt’s alleged attack on Maddox and other instances that may have occurred before the divorce announcement. Jolie and some of her children were interviewed by the FBI.
Jolie and her children are currently living in a rental house in Los Angeles. Pitt has visitation rights but only if a counselor is present.
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