In a funny and shocking rebuke of the celebrity culture that is so much relatable today, Fight Club and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood star Brad Pitt recently revealed that the actor had spent almost a whole year hunting for a supposed buried treasure, and well, this treasure was never there beneath his huge French estate.
For some unknown reason, Brad Pitt decided to come clean when he got swindled by an unknown man who ends up convincing him that the property that he once shared with ex-wife Angelina Jolie was way more valuable than the $60 million that the ex-couple forked over over it back in the year 2008.
Star Brad Pitt Conned For Buried Treasure in France
While speaking to GQ on a piece that was published yesterday, Pitt revealed that he was told that there were quite a few “millions of dollars worth of gold” that was left by the villa’s old owners that was “taken from the Levant during the Crusades and buried on the grounds.”
What Was The Incident All About?
“I got obsessed,” Pitt said, who got some radar equipment to keep a check on the hunting or the loot.
“Like for a year, this was all I could think about, just the excitement of it all. Maybe it has something to do with where I grew up, because in the Ozark Mountains” near his childhood home in Missouri, “there were always stories of hidden caches of gold.”
Ultimately, Pitt did not get anything on his hands, revealing that the alleged suspect man had targeted the star as a potential investor in a company based on radar, eventually pitching the prospect of undiscovered riches to dupe the actor, quite successfully.
Pitt ultimately revealed that the whole ordeal had left him feeling “quite foolish in the end.”
“It was just the hunt that was exciting,” he quipped.
Is There A Buried Treasure Beneath Pitt’s French Estate?
Despite the highly embarrassing admission, there are a few grounds to possibly believe that there is a buried treasure beneath the historic French villa.
Château Miraval, owned by Pitt, is alongside an old Roman trade route, containing a huge estate and numerous structures, that also includes the chapel from the 13th-century, where Brad Pitt and Jolie had their grand wedding.
Château Miraval boasts award-winning wine from the vineyards of the estate, and this has since turned into a huge source of contention during the couple’s divorce battle.
Angelina Jolie had earlier sold her business stake last year to Yuri Shefler, a Russian billionaire. Brad Pitt ended up suing her, even claiming that Jolie disregarded their agreement unlawfully and sold the shares without Pitt’s permission.
In the Pitt’s legal team filing that took place in June, Brad claims Jolie “sought to inflict harm on” him by trying to force him to partner with “a stranger with poisonous associations and intentions” planning to launch quite a “hostile” takeover of the entire business.
Jolie is yet to comment on allegations by Pitt or his hunt for the fake buried treasure.