How Jennifer Aniston’s $500,000 Worth Engagement Ring From Brad Pitt Landed Them in a Legal Suit

Published 10/04/2023, 3:36 AM EDT

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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt met each other in 1994. However, they did not start dating until 1998, only to tie the knot in 2000. Although their romance ended in divorce in 2005, their love story is one of a kind in Hollywood. When the now ex-couple was together, everyone around them was affected by their cheerful spirit. Despite never sharing a screen in a film together, the A-listed stars shared this difficult time together.

Brad Pitt proposed to his then-to-be-wife with a $500,000 engagement ring. While the Friends actress said yes, it also brought a legal suit with it. What was it about?

How did Brad Pitt’s engagement ring for Jennifer Aniston land in a legal suit?

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The Fight Club star got the ring designed with the help of an Italian jeweler, Silvia Damiani. Unfortunately, Aniston and Pitt filed a $50 million federal lawsuit against the jeweler for making copies of the design on the Internet. As the New York Post reported, Damiani used the celebrities’ names and got publicity without their permission.

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Initially, there was a deal between Pitt and the jeweler that the actor would design an exclusive collection and the Cake actress would appear in the advertisement. However, they did not officially reveal how much the Hollywood celebrities would get paid for this deal. Moreover, Aniston and Pitt agreed to acknowledge the designer’s name in the press release as well. Until that moment, Damiani was supposed to be quiet and break the mold after making the ring.

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The jeweler made the now ex-couple unwilling participants in one of her ad campaigns instead. However, in 2002, they resolved the lawsuit and Silvia Damiani also apologized for the unfortunate misunderstanding. She expressed her regret along with her pleasure of working with Brad Pitt and also praised Aniston’s style and aesthetic sensibility. Well, along with resolving legal issues, the now 59-year-old actor once solved Aniston’s professional problem as well.

Brad Pitt offered help to his then-wife in her professional hurdle as well

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Despite the couple’s painful separation, they once shared adorable moments together. Once, the Horrible Bosses actress had trouble with her character, when she was working in Rock Star. She asked for Pitt’s help and his mere two-word advice helped Aniston perform beautifully in the film. The actor just said, “Be Sting” and it made all the difference for the American diva.

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Despite their closeness, when the couple ended their relationship, it shocked everyone. The now 54-year-old actress once opened up about how she dealt with her divorce on The Ellen Show as well. Nevertheless, currently, she is living her life with her beautiful pets and amazingly supportive friends.

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What are your thoughts about the lawsuit and the way Aniston and Pitt handled it? Share your insights in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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