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Brad Buys 700,000 Pounds Bachelor Pad To Get Over Split With Angelina

PTI 26 Jan 2010, 22:48:30 PM IST

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has secretly purchased a bachelor pad to help him sort out his split from Angelina Jolie, it was reported on Monday, reports The Mail. 

The 46-year-old Ocean's Eleven actor has spent £700,000 on the house, complete with a cave, in the Hollywood Hills.

'The house oozes character,' said a source. 'Brad has had his eye on it for some time but he decided now was the right time to buy because he wanted a place to call his own.

'He needs somewhere quiet that doesn't have memories of Angie and where he can be alone and think about what he does next.'

Built in 1920 and originally on sale for £1.3million, the property has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bar area. The cave is built into the foundations.

It was reported yesterday that Pitt's mother Jane has stepped in to try to save his relationship with Miss Jolie.

She plans to use the skills she learnt working as a family counsellor when she meets the 34-year-old actress in Los Angeles next week.

The 70-year-old has apparently become close to Miss Jolie thanks to their joint work in setting up a cancer centre.

She has however always favoured her son's ex-wife, the actress Jennifer Aniston, 40.

Pitt and Miss Jolie are already believed to have enlisted lawyers to negotiate the division of their £205million fortune and custody of their children.

The actor has spent £700,000 on the house, complete with a cave, in the Hollywood Hills

The property has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bar area - plus a secret cave built into the foundations

But a family source said: 'Brad is desperately trying to cling on to the wreckage of the relationship as he is still very much in love with Angelina and believes they can make it work.

'Jane wants what is best for her son and grandchildren and Angie has agreed to meet her. She has stuck at her own marriage and worked with families for 30 years trying to keep them together.'

The couple have six children: adopted sons Maddox, eight, and Pax, six; adopted daughter Zahara, five; and their natural children Shiloh, three, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 17 months.

They got together in 2005  -  shortly after Pitt's four-year marriage to Jennifer Aniston failed.