Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Wed in Secret Ceremony
They wed in a small, nondenominational ceremony attended just by friends and family. Jolie and Pitt obtained a marriage license from a California judge, who also presided over the ceremony in France, the AP reports.
The couple’s six children took part in the festivities. Sons Maddox and Pax walked their mother down the aisle. Daughters Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals, and Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers, the spokesman said.
Jolie and Pitt were engaged in April 2012 and began dating in 2005, after meeting on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
The relationship began as a Hollywood scandal, after “Brangelina” began their relationship while Pitt was still married to actress Jennifer Aniston. Aniston and Pitt divorced in October 2005, ending a five-year marriage.
The couple have six children together; three adopted children: Maddox, Pax and Zahara; and three biological children: Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
Pitt has been nominated for three Academy Awards, and Jolie won an Oscar for her role in 2000’s Girl, Interrupted. The duo will soon be reunited onscreen, co-starring in the “intimate, character-driven drama” By the Sea, a film written and directed by Jolie.
Jolie has previously been married twice: to British actor Jonny Lee Miller and later to Billy Bob Thornton. Pitt was also engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow in the late 1990s.
Shortly after the news of the wedding broke, #Brangelina became a trending topic on Twitter, with several people being confused, having assumed the couple had already been married.
Am I the only one that thought #Brangelina was already married? Oops.
— Sarah B Whitfield (@SarahBDub) August 28, 2014
— Beeahnkah™ Zam (@ZBeeahnkah) August 28, 2014
I must admit, I was worried that #Brangelina would never tie the knot. Now I can go into my holiday weekend with a sense of relief.
— Beth Parker (@beth_parker) August 28, 2014