So apparently Brad Pitt is the best landlord ever.
You wouldn’t get mould, dodgy water pressure or rat infestations if you lived in one of the Fight Club actor’s houses.
Or, at least we don’t think you would, if this story about his attitude towards an elderly tenant is anything to go by.
The 59-year-old bought his 1.9-acre LA estate for a reported $1.7million (£1.3million) in 1994, and would go on to raise he and Angelina Jolie’s six children – Maddox, 21, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 16, and 14-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – there before the Hollywood duo’s split in 2016.
After making almost three decades of memories in the sprawling property, Brad sold up for a reported $40m in March.
The Hollywood actor bought the property off Cassandra Peterson, who went on to become his neighbour for many years.
Now the Elvira, Mistress of the Dark star has divulged the best story about the Baby Driver actor’s unexpected tenant.
‘I think there were like 22 houses houses that were contiguous to the edge of the property. And every time they came up he bought one,’ the 71-year-old actress explained to People.
One of these properties was home to an elderly man called John, who Brad let live out his days rent-free as he’d lost his wife and was in his 90s.
Except John would go on to live until 105 – yep, without paying Brad a dime.
‘I know that Brad allowed him to live there without paying anything until he died,’ remembered Cassandra, who also said the Hollywood star was ‘very, very kind’ to the widower.
The actress then quipped that John ‘just kept living forever’, adding: ‘I imagine Brad was thinking well, you know, he can live there till he dies, which might be any minute now.’
Cassandra went on to describe the Moneyball actor as ‘always kind and sweet’ and recalled how she once walked past him training for his Fight Club role with no top on, and, naturally, she felt like she was ‘fainting’ at the sight.
This comes after Brad recently drew comparisons between himself and his Babylon character, silent movie star Jack Conrad, because of his own natural ‘melancholy’ and ‘world-weariness’.
He said of the comparisons: ‘Sadly enough, that melancholy may be my natural mode of being, some congenital melancholy.’
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