Brad & Angelina didn’t buy French villa, they’re only leasing it

It turns out that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie aren’t nearly as impulsive when it comes to their real estate purchases as we thought. The couple were widely reported to have purchased a 1,000-acre 35 bedroom estate in the south of France, running them about $60 million. Which certainly isn’t that much for the couple, but is a sizable investment, nonetheless. However People is reporting that Brad and Angie actually made a much more sensible decision – choosing to lease the place for the next three years.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have signed a long-term lease for a chateau on the French Riviera, according to reports.

The couple, who have four children and two more on the way, signed a three-year lease on the 880-acre estate called Chateau Miraval, where neighbors will include Johnny Depp and David and Victoria Beckham, according to the French newspaper Nice Matin.

The estate, reportedly valued at $70 million, comes with its own vineyard, olive groves, lake, moat, 20 fountains and even a forest to help ensure privacy.

“They’ll have total privacy, which is exactly what they’re after,” a source told E! Online. “No one will ever be able to get pictures of them relaxing at home, it’s just impossible.”

At the Cannes International Film Festival, Jolie, 32, who is expecting twins this summer, told reporters that she was thinking of giving birth in France, and that French is the “second language” in the family’s home. A rep for Pitt and Jolie had no comment on the estate.

[From People]

Angelina has said that the couple wants to adopt more children after she gives birth to their twins. They’re also considering starting a foster home. I know it’s cheesy as hell, but I am once again nominating myself for adoption or fostering. I can be remarkably immature, I’m sure I’ll fit in great with the kids. And one of my housing requirements is that the grounds be surrounded by a moat. Which the Chateau Miraval reportedly has, so it seems like the perfect deal.

It seems like Brad and Angelina will definitely be spending the bulk of their next few years in France. Their children attend the Lycée Français schools, which are based on the French national curriculum. And there are over 400 schools worldwide, making it somewhat familiar when the kids move from school to school. Clearly the Jolie-Pitts have a special spot in their hearts for France – and their new home will give them a good deal of privacy as well.

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  1. Enonymouse says:

    Whatever, still way too much money spent and not enough common sense.

    How ironic that all this big name celebrities that can afford so much luxury and spent so much money, all of them are an uneducated bunch.

  2. geronimo says:

    Aha, Jaybird. Now I see your game. A glut of nice Brangelina posts, each with a none-too-subtle plaintive little ‘adopt meeee!’ plea. I like it.

    Ange’s people will read them, report back to Ange, tell her you seem low-maintenance and would make a nice edition to the line-up (an American ‘baby’ to boot) and she’ll instruct her adoption people (you know she keeps them on standby) to get the paperwork underway. Nice work! 8)

  3. Bodhi says:

    JayBird- put me on the list too!!

  4. TC says:

    I thought they said they will be moving to New Orleans.

    Anyway, what are the going to do with 35 bedrooms a forest and a lake for the next 3 years?

    I understand the need for damage control about the childen not going to school, not having friends, and being dragged from one hotel to another…

    However, the academic year is almost over in France.
    It’s exams time and the end of the year, so I feel sorry for the children that have to join a class they never attended and celebrate with children they never met, the end of the year in which they were moved from one country to another every couple of days on a whim.

  5. Tess says:

    Lear Jet Liberals. They’re so special.

  6. Kaiser says:

    Better than screeching, hysterical minivan-majority hypocrites.

  7. czarina says:

    What’s the point of making millions if you can’t indulge yourself in a french chateau (and the occasional moat?)
    Why is that cause for criticism?
    They give plenty to charity, give time and effort to causes they believe in (more than most celebrities or non-celebrities do)–why should it be lacking in common sense to lease a home where they will be afforded total privacy?
    At least this time they didn’t have to take over an entire resort in Nimibia!

  8. ayatolla_of_rocken_rolla says:

    she looks like she is made of wax! I just love how Brad is stepping on her dress….Haha

  9. TC says:

    It’s called ‘BOTOX’.
    It creates that “wax” effect.

  10. shame says:

    The kids are going to be the death of her.

  11. gekazoid:P says:

    Look how huge that place is! Unbelieveable, you could house an orfanage, school and a small hospital all in that place!! Oh this just boils my blood…

  12. czarina says:

    Yes, I’m sure if Brad and Angelina don’t lease it, they’ll immediately turn it into an ophanage…(eye roll…)
    Brad and Angie are all that’s keeping small, homeless children from being imported into the chateau.
    You need to get something for that boiling blood…say A DOSE OF COMMON SENSE!!!LOL

  13. countrybabe says:

    This seems worse all that money and they won’t own it, but they probably won’t stay there longer that 6 months so it’s a good investment for them.

  14. Hollz says:

    they didn’t spend 60 million to lease it, im sure!

  15. Syko says:

    I am just always amazed at the number of people who feel the need to give financial, child-rearing, and birth control advice to the Jolie-Pitts. Hey, guys, it’s their business.

    Even more amazing, that a post about Brad and Angelina didn’t turn into the usual huge conflagration. I think that’s because the non-haters are not bothering to post.

  16. Bodhi says:

    I’m too tired to deal with the bullshit right now. Maybe later…

    Although… TC, she is not getting Botox injections. Nor is she getting lip plumpers. If you want to get mad at them, get mad about FACTS not shit you make up

    Ok, I feel better 🙂

  17. Codzilla says:

    Please, please, please no more Brad/Angie stories. Just for a day or two, at least? And yes, I realize I’m a hypocrite for clicking on this story and then bitching about it …

  18. Kaiser says:

    Celebitchy, more Brangelina stories! Yeah!

  19. Nan says:

    Angelina Jolie is crazy! Rewind to 1999. Brad Pitt is just a lost soul who needs someone to look up to him. He has that ‘knight on horse’ syndrome

  20. Anon says:

    I’m glad they chose a place with total privacy. That reduces the chance of having to look at horrible ‘hid in the bushes with a megazoom lens’ pukarazzi photos.

  21. Frenchie says:

    Hey Jaybird, I want to be adopted as well. And I think they should adopt ME, because :
    -I am french, so I will teach my siblings my language, along with THE proper accent
    -I am a girl (girls are tidier-cleaner-less worries than guys)
    -I am pregnant so they will soon be grandparents too, YEAHHH !
    Hurry up their is only 2 months to go before I give birth, Bradangelina, you don’t want to miss that.
    PS : my husband thinks M & Mrs Smith was crap, how will I tell him I will be adopted by them ?

  22. velvet elvis says:

    You all are just jealous that she gets to live in a French chateau while you’re stuck in the trailer park. Sucks to be you, I know.

  23. lola says:

    She does look like she is morphing into her brother. I cringe to think of what she will look like at 40.

    Does mean we dont get to see them for while till they sell the next set of pictures to People magazine?

    Another lie, she give 1/3 of her income to charity. Gave 4 million last year, did she only earn 12 million? Remember 2million was from Pax’s pictures.

    Jaybird is a Brangeloonie -sorry Brangelina fan. A closet one.