The former couple parted ways after an alleged altercation Pitt had with his children on a plane in 2016.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got engaged in 2012, married in 2014, and split in 2016 after an alleged drunken altercation Pitt had with his children on a plane. As we reported earlier Brad Pitt's lawsuit sued Jolie over the wine company they previously co-owned together. According to a cross-complaint, filed by Jolie's lawyers in Los Angeles, allegations state that Brad Pitt "choked" one of their children and "struck another in the face" before pouring beer on her and beer and wine on the children during the "tense" 2016 private jet ride.
Now a letter she wrote to her ex back in January 2021 has resurfaced on TikTok. ET reported finding the email in a court document. The 47-year-old actress wrote she's "putting this in writing so not to get emotional," before explaining her decision to sell Chateau Miraval Winery. "It is the place we brought the twins home to, and where we were married over a plaque in my mother’s memory," Jolie wrote, referencing their youngest children, 14-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. She also noted that it was also "the place that marks the beginning of the end of our family - and a business that is centered around alcohol."
Brad Pitt choked and hit his children, Angelina Jolie says in a court filing - Jolie alleges that on a 2016 flight, Pitt hit and poured alcohol on both her and their children. She filed for divorce soon after, and the couple is still battling over assets… https://t.co/q1fU54bYch— Olav Mitchell Underdal (@omunderdal) October 5, 2022
Pitt previously told The New York Times that he decided to give up drinking and even joined Alcoholics Anonymous after his split from Jolie. “You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself. It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself,” Pitt continued. “There’s great value in that.”
Back to Jolie's letter, she said she had hoped the wine company "could become something that held us together and we found light and peace. I see now how you have really wanted me out and will most likely be pleased to receive this email." She added that she saw "lots of inconsiderate behavior, money spent in ways that I would not have approved, and decisions made that I was not consulted on" in the past four years. She's "been hurt by decisions that have been made that show no interest in sharing the business or changing it fundamentally into something that would be healthier for our children." "I was shaken by the recent imagery that was released to sell the alcohol. I find it irresponsible and not something that I would want the children to see. It reminded me of painful times," she continued, writing that she does not feel she "can be involved, publicly or privately, in a business based on alcohol, when alcoholic behavior harmed our family so deeply." She suggested "an outright sale" or "a complete buy out of my share in the property and business by you, the Perrin family or your associates" "Either way, I believe we need to move forward in order to heal and focus on where our family comes together, and where we have positive associations. And to do so quickly."
The Maleficient actress added in her email, "I cannot begin to express how upsetting it is for me to have to reach this point. Your dream for your relationship to the business and the alcohol is your own and you’ve made it painfully clear. I wish you all the best with the business, and sincerely hope that the children feel differently about Miraval when they are older, and visit you there. But Miraval for me died September 2016, and everything I have seen in the years since has sadly confirmed that."
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