Staying in the States! Angelina Jolie is househunting in Los Angeles so that her six children can stay close to their dad, Brad Pitt, after the divorce, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.
“She’s currently looking into buying a new house in L.A. so the kids can remain close to their father,” the insider tells Us.
The news comes after TMZ reported Tuesday, December 6, that the Oscar-winning actress, 41, wants to move to London with her kids, Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. According to the site, Jolie planned to “bolt for her dream job,” a top position in the United Nations.
Jolie’s rep, however, vehemently denies the report, telling Us, “It’s absolutely false.” (The rep also denied the London reports in October.)
The Changeling actress and her estranged husband, from who she filed for divorce on September 19, are certainly no stranger to the United Kingdom. Us Weekly exclusively reported in January that the former Hollywood power couple relocated to London for a few months as Pitt, 52, filmed the sequel to his sci-fi thriller World War Z. “Ange would prefer they stay here for now,” a source told Us at the time.
While in London, Jolie landed a teaching job at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Women, Peace and Security. “[She] is ramping up her efforts in the political world,” an insider told Us in June.
Although the humanitarian was keen on staying in the U.K., Pitt preferred their Château Miraval estate in the South of France. “France is something Brad and Ange don’t ever agree on,” a source previously explained. “He loves the house there. It’s his pride and joy. They call it their main base, but Angelina doesn’t like it there. She thinks it’s boring and too tucked away. Ange says it’s a waste of money having the entire estate, and they should invest somewhere more practical, like London.”
After Jolie filed for divorce, the estranged couple put Château Miraval up for sale. The status of their multimillion dollar wine business from the estate’s vineyard remains unknown. They also own a home in New Orleans.
The movie stars’ six kids have remained in their mom’s custody since the split, staying in a rented California home, while Pitt has shared legal custody and visitation rights.
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