Brange: a meeting and Miraval

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 31, 2019 20:53:48 January 31, 2019 20:53:48

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were papped on Wednesday at a meeting for three hours in an office building with an identified man. According to The Blast, it was a “heated discussion” which is basically Photo Assumption. I’ve seen the pictures, I just can’t buy them. And while it certainly isn’t a party, I’m not sure you can say it was “heated”. Obviously it was serious. But no one’s eyeballs are bulging out in anger, nobody’s gripping both sides of their head and pulling their hair out. There are some gestures, at one point they switch seats. Brad is standing in some of the shots – it’s clearly a discussion between two people with a third person perhaps acting as a moderator. 

Here’s more proof that this is Photo Assumption – because the images can be interpreted in an entirely different way. The magazine that purchased the photos is characterising it as a “secret meeting to make it work”. That magazine, by the way, is consistently full of sh-t. So, basically, all we have right now is that the two met for a long time. And may or may not be trying to come to a resolution, finally. 

We also have this story from PEOPLE which serves as a sort of advertisement for their wine: 

Despite their split, Pitt and Jolie remain committed to their winemaking and are even expanding their production line, with a new bottling commemorating their estate’s significant contribution to pop music.

Beginning March 5, you’ll be able to sample a second rosé from the former couple’s Miraval estate. The new release will be called Studio by Miraval, a nod to the property’s formidable heritage as a recording site, and is a nearly clear blend of estate-grown Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault and Tibouren grapes.

The launch of the new wine “reaffirms the couple’s attachment to Miraval,” a source tells PEOPLE, adding Pitt was deeply involved in its creation and participated during last September’s harvest. “A new wine shows their shared, continuing commitment to the estate. And the name ‘Studio’ is their way of recognizing the property’s musical roots.”

 

Pitt and Jolie found the property in 2008 (they finalized purchase in 2012) and while their 2016 separation fueled speculation they would put their 1200-acre French estate up for sale, sources have consistently told PEOPLE they remain committed to the property, viewing it “an investment for their children.”

So they’ve managed to find something they can agree on: Miraval. They’re keeping it. They’re co-owning it for their children? If only I could let go of my cynicism and run with this like it’s hope. 

These are the first shots of Brange together since 2016. It’s been two and a half years since we’ve seen them in the same place at the same time. It’s making me nostalgic for that era of gossip, a golden age of gossip, the age of Brange, before it all went to sh-t. That sh-t, I don’t know if it can ever be repaired back to romance. Friendship, on the other hand – maybe this is a sign that that’s possible? 
 

Photos:
Jon Furniss/ Getty Images

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