Brad Pitt bought the house that “Elvira” Cassandra Peterson sold to him in 1994. She recently discussed with People another unexpected role that Pitt played in addition to becoming a new homeowner.
Brad Pitt, 54, paid Elvira, Cassandra Peterson, $1.7 million for a 1.9-acre property in 1994. He kept the property for 30 years before selling it this past March.
Peterson recently gave an exclusive interview to People in which she discussed her sale to the Oscar winner, as well as their proximity and Pitt’s surprising tenant.
The actress claims that Pitt’s enlargement of the home was what sparked the subsequent events.
“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 actress explained.
One of those homes belonged to a 90-year-old man. Pitt struck a deal to acquire the plot of land on the family estate where the man could dwell.
“He was very, very kind to the husband. His wife passed away and the husband, John, lived there,” explained Peterson. “I know that Brad allowed him to live there without paying anything until he died.”
The man lived there a bit longer than expected, though: “It was kind of funny because John lived to be 105.”
Kidding around the actress added that John “just kept living forever,” saying, “I imagine Brad was thinking well, you know, he can live there till he dies, which might be any minute now.”
Peterson lived next to Pitt for many years after purchasing a home close to her former home. She characterized him as generous and caring. She described a specific incident in which she met Pitt while walking her dog:
“I go past Brad’s garage and he’s in there wearing only sweatpants. He’s got on boxing gloves and he is punching a bag. I swear I almost fainted.
“I remember he goes, ‘Hey, how are you?’ and I’m like, ‘Huh?’ I couldn’t talk. I was turning red. I felt like I was fainting,” she continues. “He’s just so stunningly, stunningly handsome — and nice, to top it off.”
Before their 2016 divorce, Pitt lived in the newly sold house for several years with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their children.
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