Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s legal troubles have continued and an email the actress wrote to her ex-husband in January 2021 has resurfaced online. The email begins with Jolie saying she’s “putting this in writing so not to get emotional,” before detailing her decision to sell Chateau Miraval Winery, which Pitt is part owner of.
While referencing their youngest children, Knox and Vivienne, Jolie penned, “It is the place we brought the twins home to, and where we were married over a plaque in my mother’s memory.” The actress added, “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.”
Jolie then explained while referring to Pitt’s struggle with alcohol abuse, “But it is also the place that marks the beginning of the end of our family – and a business that is centred around alcohol.” She continues, “I had hoped somehow it 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.”
Jolie went on to write that she has seen “lots of inconsiderate behaviour, money spent in ways that I would not have approved, and decisions made that I was not consulted on” in the past four years, saying 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.”
Jolie then brought up the 2016 plane incident in which she previously claimed Pitt “lunged at his own child,” and “choked one of the children and struck another in the face.” Jolie also alleged that Pitt “poured beer” on her and “poured beer and red wine on the children.” The same month the alleged incident took place, Jolie filed for divorce.
She wrote 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 with 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.”