Angelina Jolie won a legal battle against her ex-husband Brad Pitt for possession of the French winery Chateau Miraval, where they married in 2014.
The couple took control of the renowned company in 2008 when they moved to the chateau which sits on a Provençal vineyard and Pitt has worked there ever since, Telam reported.
The castle and the cellars (now estimated to be worth $167 million) were at the center of one of the most heated legal battles in recent times between what was once the most exposed couple in Hollywood.
The dispute came to an end on Friday night, when a Los Angeles judge ruled in favor of Angelina and against Brad, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.
Earlier in 2022, it was reported that the actor was suing Jolie for divesting her stake in the French vineyard they bought together and claiming that they both agreed not to sell their holdings at the location without each other’s permission.
But the actress sold her part anyway to the liquor manufacturer Stoli, owned by a Russian oligarch, for which she needed a series of documents in the actor’s possession.
The 58-year-old actor said he had “invested money and sweat” to make Miraval one of the world’s most respected rosé wine producers, with annual revenues in excess of $50 million, and accused Jolie, 46, of to seek “unearned windfall profits” for their work.
Sources close to Jolie’s business operations told the entertainment site Page Six that Pitt was driven by the grudge and anger he has been harboring since their split and allowed it to get in the way of his business dealings.
“Any rational human being would be happy to have Stoli as a partner in their business. They have top-notch marketing and distribution,” the insiders said, explaining that the firm offers tremendous opportunities to grow the business.