• Friday, November 28, 2014

Jolie, Brad Pitt marry in France

Telegraph Online

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have married in France, with their six children accompanying them down the aisle.

The Hollywood couple wed on Saturday last in a small chapel at Chateau Miraval, their home in the South of France.

There was no exotic honeymoon. Instead, Pitt spent today at the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, where he was promoting his new Second World War film. News of the marriage emerged after he flashed a gold wedding band.

The non-denominational civil ceremony was attended by family and friends, a spokesman for the couple said.

Jolie was walked down the aisle by her eldest sons, Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw petals, while Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers.

The couple obtained a marriage licence from a judge in California before flying to France last week. The same judge conducted the ceremony.

Jolie and Pitt have been together for almost a decade after falling in love while filming Mr and Mrs Smith.

When the question of marriage was raised in interviews, Pitt maintained that the couple would tie the knot only when same sex marriage was legalised across the US.

In 2012, he said: “We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it till everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out.”

He admitted that the couple's children were keen for them to marry. “It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”

This is a second marriage for Pitt -- he was divorced from Jennifer Aniston in 2005 -- and a third for Jolie. She was previously married to the actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.

The couple began leasing Chateau Miraval in 2008 and bought it three years later. The sprawling property has its own vineyards and a tiny chapel in the grounds with standing room for around 20 people.

 

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