Brad Pitt Skincare Made of Grapes From Angelina Jolie Vineyard

Brad Pitt's upcoming genderless grooming line, Le Domaine Skincare, is based on grapes grown at the French vineyard he and Angelina Jolie are locked in a long-running legal battle over.

In a new interview with British Vogue, the Hollywood heartthrob, 58, discussed the launch of his brand, which was created with the help of the Perrin family of vintners and uses grape-based antioxidants from Château Miraval, the Correns, South of France estate he bought a controlling stake in with Jolie, 47, in 2008.

Château Miraval is where they wed and vacationed with their family. Jolie reportedly sold her 50 percent share in the winery to the company Tenute del Mondo in October 2021.

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Brad Pitt is pictured left on August 19, 2022, in Seoul, South Korea. Angelina Jolie is pictured inset on October 27, 2021, in London. Pitt has launched a new skincare line made from grapes grown on a French estate that he bought with ex-wife Jolie in 2008. Han Myung-Gu/WireImage;/Samir Hussein/WireImage

While Pitt did not name Jolie in his latest interview, he said his purchase of the estate led to his unlikely path into the skincare and wine businesses.

"Landing here—at Château Miraval—opened up a lot of ideas that I wouldn't have normally considered," Pitt said. "And a big part of it is sustainability, this idea of zero waste is something that is really important to this area and important to me. But listen, when we first got here, I mean, I never thought about having a winery either!

"I just wanted a beautiful base in this area and it happened to have a winery. And it happened to be hemorrhaging tons of money. So we had to go to work. And then we went out on a search and found Marc [Perrin] and his family."

Pitt's skincare line announcement comes weeks after a company founded by his ex-wife Jolie filed a $250 million lawsuit against him over the French estate.

Court papers filed on September 6 accuse Pitt of making a move to "seize control" of the 1,300-acre estate, "in retaliation" for their contentious "divorce and custody proceedings."

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An aerial-view photo taken on May 31, 2008 shows the South of France's Château Miraval. The vineyard estate bought by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is at the center of a $250 million lawsuit between the exes. MICHEL GANGNE/AFP via Getty Images

According to the suit, both stars invested tens of millions of dollars into improving and upgrading the estate, though it goes on to accuse Pitt of squandering a fortune of the company's resources on "vanity projects," including more than $1 million on a swimming pool.

The former Hollywood power couple announced the end of their marriage in September 2016, with Jolie citing "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce filing.

While the Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-stars, who tied the knot in 2014, were declared divorced in 2019, they have since been battling over such factors as custody of their children and Jolie's sale of her shares of their wine business in France.

Pitt said in documents filed on June 3 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court that Jolie intentionally "sought to inflict harm on" him by selling off her interests, as he claims they had agreed never to sell their shares in the company without first seeking the consent of the other.

According to People, Pitt has said that he grew the winery "into a multimillion-dollar global business and one of the world's most highly regarded producers of rosé wine," while accusing Jolie of contributing "nothing to Miraval's success."

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Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt are pictured together on November 4, 2015, in New York City. The screen stars announced their separation in 2016. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for WSJ

According to Pitt's filing, Tenute del Mondo is "indirectly owned and controlled by Yuri Shefler, the Russian billionaire who controls the Stoli Group." Pitt has said that the company is "bent on taking control of Miraval."

Pitt said that Jolie's company, Nouvel, owed his business, Mondo Bongo, the right of first refusal ahead of the sale, and he is now seeking damages "in an amount to be proven at trial" and wants the the sale to be declared "null and void." Pitt is seeking a trial by jury against Jolie.

In court documents, Pitt's legal team has accused Shefler of launching a hostile takeover of Miraval and trying to obtain "confidential and proprietary information for the benefit of his competing enterprise."

The team said: "Jolie has sought to force Pitt into partnership with a stranger, and worse yet, a stranger with poisonous associations and intentions."

Newsweek has reached out to representatives of Jolie and Pitt for comment.