Brad Pitt has allegedly been walking on eggshells ever since his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie sold her shares of Chateau Miraval to a Russian oligarch.

In its August 8 issue, National Enquirer claimed that the Russian oligarch has been linked to the shocking deaths of some of his biggest business rivals.

Court papers reportedly revealed that three billionaire Yuri Shefler’s business connections died suddenly under mysterious circumstances. In fact, one of the three suddenly passed away just hours after meeting with Shefler.

Now, a source is claiming that Pitt is worried about the situation that Jolie put him into. After all, he has been questioning Jolie’s decision to sell her shares of the property when they both agreed that they would never do such a thing.

“Brad is convinced Yuri is already trying to muscle him out of the winery. He even accused Angelina in legal papers of selling to Yuri because she knew the Russian and his affiliates would seek to control the business after they got their mitts on her 50 percent,” the source said.

The source added that Pitt is convinced that Jolie sold her shares to get back at him for still fighting for the custody of their children. And the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood also believes that Jolie purposely put him in harm's way.

“Brad’s never been worried about his safety before but now he’s beefing up security and hiring an armed bodyguard to shadow his every move. You won’t see him dining al fresco, which would make him an easier target. He’s even been seen bringing his own food to restaurants for fear of being poisoned,” the source said.

Friends of Pitt have allegedly noticed the sudden changes in the actor. Pitt has allegedly become jumpier and more paranoid these days all because he’s been fearing for his life.

However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. As of late, there’s no proof that Jolie intentionally sold her shares to put Pitt’s life at risk.

Even though the exes still haven’t reached an agreement when it comes to their custody battle, it’s unlikely for Jolie to want Pitt to be killed. After all, he’s still the father of their children.