While we’re spending big bucks on baubles, one of the world’s richest couples is budget shopping for Christmas at discount store Target! Believe it or not, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stopped by the budget retailers in north-east Australia, for some last-minute present-buying on December 22. Their six children — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne — accompanied them. Given their combined net worth is pegged at somewhere in the vicinity of $300 million, Brangelina are perhaps the last people you’d expect to find pushing a trolley at Target, but that’s exactly what they did while holidaying Down Under a few days ago. Of course, given their star power, there were strings being pulled behind the scenes, and when Brad and Angie showed up with their brood, it was after hours, in private. “They made sure no one was around to blow their cover. The store manager waited until everyone had gone home and opened it up secretly for them at 7:30pm on Sunday,” says a store employee, who also confirmed that the Hollywood hotties stayed for over an hour and shopped up a storm for their children and friends.
But while their seasonal shopping may have been a budget affair, Christmas itself will be super-exclusive: the Jolie-Pitts have a private villa on Hamilton Island to their disposal on the day and many more elite experiences in store later, while the wait for Angelina to wrap up on her latest film shoot in the amazing land of Oz!
Article written by Sonali Velinker Kamat