Despite being a public figure for decades and having a romance with another mega-celebrity like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has been able to keep some aspects of her life private.
This week, Angelina Jolie surprised many by lifting the veil on her personal life by stepping out for a girls’ night out with her close friend, Ellen Pompeo.
It appears that no one in the media nor her fans were aware that the two actresses had a friendship.
Angelina Jolie along with Ellen Pompeo with their daughters, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Stella Ivery, were seen having fun as they laughed, talked, and dined at the upscale Italian restaurant, E Baldi.
Jolie looked chic in a white dress with nude heels. As for Pompeo, she opted for an all-black outfit. The actresses took safety measures by wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
An insider has confirmed that Angelina Jolie and the TV star are neighbors and friends. Their daughters are very close pals as well.
The outing comes just days after it was announced that Angelina Jolie sold a rare and stunning painting given to her by Brad Pitt during their marriage.
The painting entitled Tower of Koutoubia Mosque by late British prime minister Winston Churchill was sold by the philanthropist at a London art auction on Monday for an impressive $11.5 million. This amount is reportedly four times more than what her ex spent when he acquired it.
Churchill, who was inspired by a scenery of Marrakech, Morrocco, did the oil painting during World War II and gifted it to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 as a birthday present.
Nick Orchard, head of modern British art at Christie’s in London, who sold the piece, said in a statement: “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque was created following the Casablanca Conference where it was agreed by the Allied forces that only complete surrender by the Axis powers would be acceptable. It is the only work that Churchill painted during the war, perhaps encouraged by the recent progress made by the Allies in what he considered to be one of the most beautiful countries he had encountered.”
Orchard added: “It is arguably the best painting by Winston Churchill due to the significance of the subject matter to him, and the fact that it highlights the importance of the friendship between the two leaders. The gifting of the work to Roosevelt underlines the fact that Churchill held the American President in such high regard and points to their joint efforts in guiding the Allied powers to the outcome of the Second World War.”
Pitt and Jolie, who share six children — Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12 — are still working out the process of their divorce.
They separated in 2016.