Brad Pitt brought his new girlfriend, Nicole Poturalski, to his French estate — which he shares with ex-wife Angelina Jolie —recently, but the actor isn't worried about what his ex thinks about his new relationship.
“Taking Nicole to Miraval on their former wedding anniversary, Brad knows exactly what he is doing and the reaction it’s going to get from Angelina,” a source told Us Weekly. “He just doesn’t care if Angelina is going to lash out. He expects she will.”
In August, Pitt, 56, and the 27-year-old German model were spotted together at the Le Bourget airport outside of Paris. From there, the pair headed to Château Miraval, which Pitt and Jolie purchased in 2008. The Ad Astra star and the mom of six even tied the knot at the vineyard located in the South of France.
But in September 2016, the Hollywood stars — who share six kids Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12 — called it quits after 12 years. The split became legal only in April 2019, but the custody battle for the kids is still on. The next hearing is scheduled for October.
“Brad has done everything he could in his power to avoid this moment,” the source said about the trial. “Angelina hasn’t in Brad’s perspective.”
In August, the Maleficent actress tried to get Judge John W. Ouderkirk off of their case since he was friendly with Pitt's legal team. According to documents, Jolie "clearly failed" to prove Ouderkirk was favoring the Fight Club alum over her.
“All my client is asking for is a fair trial based on facts, with no special favors extended to either side,” Jolie’s lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, previously said. “The only way litigants can trust the process is for everyone involved to ensure that there’s transparency and impartiality.”
It's no coincidence that Pitt and Jolie were both publicly spotted out and about the exact same week. “Angelina is only caught by photographers when she wants to be. She couldn’t stand the fact that Brad and his new love were in the news, which is why she decided to step out and take all of her six children to dinner, wearing a red-carpet worthy glamorous silky gold dress from Brunello Cucinelli. This is cynical Angie," sources told the “Naughty But Nice With Rob” podcast.
"No on knows more than Angie that a picture is worth a thousand words. She communicates through photographs, this is how she announced she was pregnant too! While Brad is photographed sneaking around France having a dirty weekend away with his new, young, married girl of the moment, Angie is reminding everyone that she is a fabulous mother of six,” the insider added.
Ultimately, Jolie is not happy that Pitt brought someone new to their humble abode. “If Brad wants a weekend of sex with his new fling, get a cheap motel like everyone else does. It is outrageous that he has taken her to the family home for a dirty weekend. This is the place where Brad and Angie got married and raised their kids, he couldn’t find somewhere else to hook up with his latest squeeze?” friends of Jolie asked OK! “Their Côtes de Provence estate is stuck in custody limbo because the place is very special for both of them and neither wants to give it to the other.”