AceShowbiz - Brad Pitt was "obsessed" with digging for gold at his estate. Once told that treasure said to be worth millions of dollars was known to be buried under his Chateau Miraval estate, the "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" star confessed he spent a year trying to find it before realizing it was a ruse.
"I got obsessed! Like for a year, this was all I could think about, just the excitement of it all," the Hollywood star shared. "Maybe it has something to do with where I grew up, because in the Ozark Mountains there were always stories of hidden caches of gold."
However, Brad, who was married to fellow star Angelina Jolie from 2014 until 2019 and is currently going through a bitter divorce with her, went on to reveal that in the end there was no gold to be found and that the man who had told him about it in the first place was merely after money for an "investment opportunity."
"The whole thing was pretty foolish in the end," the 58-year-old actor told the July/August issue of British GQ magazine. "It was just the hunt that was exciting."
Brad and Angelina, who are parents to 20-year-old Maddox, 18-year-old Pax, 17-year-old Zahara, 16-year-old Shiloh, 16 as well and 13-year-old twins Knox Leon and Vivienne, bought the Miraval estate in 2008 for a reported $28.4 million.
While the now-estranged couple developed part of the estate into a successful vineyard, the "Eternals" actress sold her half amid their ongoing divorce battle back in October 2021. It prompted the "Moneyball" actor to accuse her of making an "unlawful" move designed to "inflict harm" on him.