Ouch! Estranged spouses Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been slapped with a lawsuit as they continue to figure out the details of their divorce. The former couple have been battling French interior designer Odile Soudant, who sued their Château Miraval company for failing to pay for lighting work she did on the their 17th century estate in France.
In April, a Paris court awarded the designer $664,000, including $70,000 for damaging her reputation. But Odile believes she hasn’t gotten credit for the project and is still fighting for that legal recognition. However, Brad’s reps argue the project was the actor’s brainchild. In one email he sent to Odile, Brad wrote, “Don’t waste time with legal action. Follow your artistic journey and don’t worry about the rest.”
News of Angelina and Brad’s legal battle comes just days after a source told Life & Style that the Maleficent star, 42, is rethinking her decision to go through with her split from the eternal heartthrob, 53. As previously reported, the Academy Award-winning actress filed for divorce from Brad in September 2016.
According to the insider, Angelina — who previously requested sole custody of their six children, Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9 — has fallen back in love with Brad, who recently gave up drinking and sought therapy. “Angelina never thought he would change, but he’s cleaned up his act and is leading a much healthier lifestyle,” said the source. “He’s done a total 180.”
Still, Brad isn’t ready to reignite his romance with Angelina. “He’s sober and healthy and ready to focus on his kids and career,” the source says of Brad, who was cleared of child abuse allegations last November. “The last thing Brad wants is to go backward.”