Brangelina: Are Jolie or Pitt Looking to Buy in London After Split?

After their bitter split, there has been widespread speculation on whether one or both of the A-lister couple will move to London on a permanent basis.

The Hollywood stars have an impressive $100 million global property portfolio between them, including a sprawling mansion in LA, a 35-bed château in Provence, a beach house in Santa Barbara, a townhouse in New Orleans and an apartment in Manhattan.

The couples 17th century château cost a reported $60 million and boasts pine forests, olive groves, terraced hillsides, working vineyards and a private lake
The couples 17th century château cost a reported $60 million and boasts pine forests, olive groves, terraced hillsides, working vineyards and a private lake

Next year Jolie will become a “Professor in Practice” at the prestigious London School of Economics as part of an MSc course on Women, Peace and Security. Pitt will be spending more time in London as well. He’s in pre-production for a sequel to the blockbuster World War Z, which like the first movie will be shot in England.

The pair are no strangers to London real estate, in 2012 they splashed out a reported £17k a month renting a country mansion on the Whornes Place Estate in Richmond, while filming in the UK.

There were unconfirmed reports that Brangelina loved the Whornes Place Estate in Richmond so much they purchased it for £10 million
There were unconfirmed reports that Brangelina loved the Whornes Place Estate in Richmond so much they purchased it for £10 million

Jolie filed for divorce last week after two years of marriage, shortly afterwards it was claimed that Pitt was under investigation for child abuse after he allegedly become “physical” with one of their children on the couples private jet.

There is speculation that the Oscar-winning actress is now looking to further politicise her career by entering the House of Lords, which would only be possible if she became a permanent UK resident.

So will either Pitt or Jolie take the plunge and make a London acquisition? DMZ predicts Jolie will look to buy in London.

The most obvious choice would be an apartment in Marylebone. Last year, the couple reportedly viewed a mansion in Marylebone a stones throw from the swanky Chiltern Firehouse, and a £25 million townhouse in Westminster. Whatever happens, DMZ will keep updated on the deal.

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