CLAIM: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Moving to France… with His Parents

Truth rating: 1

By Michael Lewittes


“There won’t be much chance for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to make anymore [children] – his parents are moving in,” begins a piece in The Sun. According to the British tab, Pitt and Jolie are permanently moving their brood to France as soon as renovations are completed on their Chateau Miraval estate there.

What’s more, Pitt’s parents, Bill and Jane, are supposedly moving in with the couple to help take care for their six children. “At the moment they have six nannies – one for each of the kids – and the plan is to get rid of the helpers and rely on Bill and Jane,” claims a so-called “source” for the tabloid.

The Jolie-Pitt grandparents, who have lived in Springfield, Missouri ever since Pitt was a child, are supposedly leaving all of their extended family to reside in a “lovely little cottage” adjacent to the chateau and dedicate their lives to raising their grandkids.

How will Pitt and Jolie spend their time in France, then? “The plan is both of them will do voiceover work in a recording studio in the chateau’s grounds,” says the Sun‘s source. “Other than that, they’ll pretty much retire from Hollywood for a while.”

Hold on. Let’s get this straight. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are allegedly retiring from Hollywood and moving their six kids – as well as Pitt’s Midwestern parents – to the French countryside? Really? That seems… improbable.

First, Pitt currently has three movies in the works (Moneyball, Happy Feet 2 and Cogan’s Trade), while Jolie is up for several roles. In other words, it doesn’t look like the couple is set to “retire” any time soon. Second, Bill and Jane Pitt, who are in their seventies, have lived in Springfield for decades. They’re not planning to uproot their lives and cross the Atlantic – away from their other children and grandchildren in Missouri – to replace a team of nannies. The Sun should just move on.

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