Brad Pitt generously let 105-year-old neighbour whose wife died live on his $40m estate rent free


Brad Pitt has been praised by actress, Cassandra Peterson for allowing an elderly man live in his house rent free in an incredible act of kindness.

Pitt, 59, bought his 1.9-acre LA estate for a reported $1.7million (£1.3million) in 1994 to become his family home with Angelina Jolie.

Pitt raised his 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.

He sold the house for a reported $40m in March 2023.

The Hollywood actor bought the property from Cassandra Peterson, who went on to become his neighbour for many years.

Now the actress has divulged the story about the Pitt’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.

But John would go on to live until 105, 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.’

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