Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt secretly marry in France
- Angelina didn’t tell her actor father Jon Voight about the wedding
- The couple married at their $60 million Chateau in Nice, France
- There were 22 guests in total
- Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, walked their adoptive mother down the aisle
- Shiloh, eight, and Knox, six, served as ring bearers while Zahara, nine, and Vivienne, six, threw petals
- Bride reportedly wore white as she walked down the aisle
- The stars married in France after Angelina made a promise to her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand
- The timing was ‘not some happy accident’ as it marks the 10 year anniversary of Brad and Angelina filming Mr & Mrs Smith together
FRANCE: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at a small chapel on the grounds of Chateau Mirval, France, a spokesperson confirmed today.
Watched on by only 22 people, including their brood of six children, Brad, 50, and Angelina, 39, said I Do on Saturday as a source told E News! the actress walked down the aisle in a white dress which was ‘very traditional, but very Angie, it was comfortable but plain white floor-length antique lace and silk.’
While the designer of the gown is still unknown, the website claims the star ‘definitely wore something that once belonged to [her late mother] Marcheline Bertrand.And a source today told MailOnline how the couple decided to marry at the stunning estate they bought in 2011 after Angelina made a promise to wed in France to her mother – and also to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the filming of Mr & Mrs Smith, where they met and fell in love.
‘It was a small locket with a photo of her mother inside it. She had a veil and Brad gasped when he lifted it because she looked so stunning.’Jolie walked down the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, on each arm.Her daughters Zahara, nine, and Vivienne, six, threw petals, and Shiloh, eight, and Knox, six, served as ring bearers.Brad’s parents, Bill and Jane Pitt, were in attendance, according to the site, along with the groom’s brother, Doug Pitt, sister Julie Pitt and her two children.
The judge who married the couple was also at the civil ceremony.E! adds that the boy all wore cream linen suits, just like Brad’s, while the girls each wore a different dress of their choice.
Today, a source told MailOnline: ‘Angelina promised her mother before she died that she’d get married in France. They were extremely close and this is Angie’s way of honoring her.’The source admitted that Brad’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston had no idea about the wedding – nor did Angelina’s first husband, Johnny Lee Miller, even though he is said to be ‘relaxed’ as they remain friends.
Alongside this, the timing of the ceremony was ‘not some happy accident’ as it was ‘deliberately chosen to commemorate the milestone of the 10th anniversary of filming of Mr and Mrs Smith’, according to the source, who said that their son Maddox was ‘particularly excited’ and had been a ‘powerful driver’ for the two to marry.
Brad and Angelina’s wedding rings are believed to have been designed by their good friend Robert Procop, who designed Angelina’s stunning engagement ring, an estimated 16-carat, emerald-cut diamond and worth approximately $500,000. He is thought to have attended the wedding.
Meanwhile, Brad’s new gold wedding band is worth just $10,000, according to jeweller to the stars Vashi Dominguez, who said: ‘Although Brad and Angelina are global stars, it’s a surprisingly modest ring.’Prior to exchanging vows, the couple obtained a marriage license from a California judge. The same judge also conducted the nondenominational civil ceremony in France.
The secret wedding seems to have been a quiet affair, even though Brad’s brother Doug Pitt, sister Julie Neal and their respective families are believed to have been in attendance.Speaking from his home in Springfield, Missouri, Doug, 47, said: ‘I’m letting Brad make all the statements, it’s all good though.’Brad’s parents Jane and William, were back home in Springfield this morning – but declined to comment.
Angelina’s father, the actor Jon Voight, was unaware of his daughter’s wedding plans, telling Inside Edition that he didn’t know she had married.
‘That’s nice’, was his only comment.Today, Voight, 75, told E! in a statement: ‘It sounds like it was a wonderful wedding. It must have been very beautiful with the kids participating. I know it was during Emmy weeks and they were able to do it very quietly. I’m very happy for them.’
After a short family honeymoon in Nice, the Jolie-Pitts headed to Malta on Wednesday to start shooting By The Sea, a film written and directed by the Oscar-winning actress, and the second in which they both star.While details of the plotline are being kept under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter claims that the long-time lovers will play husband and wife in the flick, which is set to be released sometime in 2016.
It is the second marriage for Pitt, who was with first wife Jennifer Aniston for five years; and the third for Jolie, having previously been married to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.Already, Pitt’s pal and Ocean’s Eleven co-star George Clooney has shared his congratulations, telling Entertainment Tonight: ‘How great is that?!! I’m really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family.’Of course plenty of other stars were sharing their well wishes to the power couple on Twitter.
‘Congratulations Angie & Brad!!!’ Mia Farrow wrote alongside a picture of the pair. ‘Now let’s work for the day when everyone can get married.Pat O’Brien shared: ‘Congrats to Brad and Angelina. Two of the nicest people in Hollywood.’Comedian Sandra Bernhard managed to get in a little dig, but still revealed she was thrilled for the couple.
‘Although they both lied to me on separate occasions i congratulate both #angelina and #brad i’ll never forget our special time together,’ she wrote.And, because it’s Twitter, some celebrities decided to poke fun at the news.In an interview with Australia’s TV Week, the Oscar winning actress revealed she and her now husband kept in touch the old fashioned way while he worked on the wartime epic, and she her own movie, Unbroken, by mailing letters to each other from opposite ends of the world.
‘He was supportive from a distance and it was quite romantic in a way,’ the 39-year-old said.’We decided to be of that time, when we could imagine he was in the European theatre and I was in the Pacific theatre, and we wrote handwritten letters to each other that were very connecting for us, thinking of the people that were separated for months, if not years, at a time back then.’
They got engaged two years ago, but in May, Angelina said she hadn’t organised anything for their big day and she hasn’t even bought a wedding dress. She told USA Today: ‘We don’t have any plans to get married at the moment. Nothing is organised. Nothing is ready. I don’t have a dress.’
And while many celebrities have complained about interest in their private lives in recent weeks – including Charlize Theron’s insensitive statement that press intrusion is comparable to rape – Angelina acknowledged that she understands people care about her wedding.She said: ‘It matters to us in a very private way. But we also understand that we’re public people.’
Angelina previously revealed that their children were planning the wedding and she and Brad may end up wearing camouflage in a paintball wedding extravaganza if their kids get their way.
She told People magazine: ‘We will get married, and we’re not in a rush, so we’re just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right,. We talk about it occasionally, and the kids talk about it with us.’We all kind of think about how we imagine it or what it might be. So we’ve started to do that but we haven’t made any definite plans’.
Although, she went on to explain that the children’s vision of the wedding is ‘verging on hysterical’.’But we are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be. Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding,’ the Mr And Mrs Smith star said.’They will in a way be the wedding planners. It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other!’
She added: ‘We’ve got a lot of different personalities in the house. They’ve got some strong opinions. It will be fun. That’s the important thing. When we do it, it will feel like a great day for our family.
Brad had said, after proposing to Angelina in 2012, that they wouldn’t get married until same sex marriage was legalised across the US’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 holdout,’ the actor said, and clearly he was right.It was on their first film, 2005’s Mr & Mrs Smith, that Brad and Angelina fell in love. Although the Fight Club star was married to Jennifer Aniston while shooting took place, the pair have always denied cheating allegations.
‘To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive,’ she said at the time. However, they have both admitted to falling for each other while they played married assassins in the blockbuster. Speaking in 2008, Brad revealed the movie was among his favourites, explaining: ‘Because you know… six kids. Because I fell in love.’ In a 2011 interview with Parade magazine, Brad also said that he felt ‘pathetic’ and he ‘wasn’t living an interesting life’ while married to Jennifer.
‘I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t,’ the actor explained. He met Aniston in 1998, married her in 2000but five years later they were divorced.Before Jen, Brad dated Gwyneth Paltrow from 1994 to 1997, but the Glee star claims she broke his heart when she ended their engagement.
Gwyneth told Diane Sawyer: ‘My kind of internal stuff really tripped up that whole relationship. And I felt really responsible, and also like I was the architect of my own misery … I just made a big mess out of it.’However, she doesn’t regret the time they spent together.
Gwyneth said: ‘I’m so lucky that I spent time with Brad, somebody who was such a good person! Especially when I was, like, such a mess.’She even admitted she grieved for the relationship for five years afterwards, saying: ‘I was very upset for a long, long time.’Brad’s other famous exes include Juliette Lewis, Sinitta and Robin Givens.
Angelina has been married twice before, the first time to her Hackers co-star, British actor Jonny Lee Miller, the second to US actor Billy Bob Thornton.
As well as her well-documented romantic past, Angelina’s drug issues is something she has tried hard to move on from having admitted to doing the ‘most dangerous’ narcotics on offer during the Eighties and Nineties.’I went through heavy, darker times and I survived them,’ Jolie told 60 Minutes. ‘I didn’t die young, so I’m very lucky. There are other artists and people who didn’t survive certain things.”I think people can imagine that I did the most dangerous and I did the worst – and for many reasons I shouldn’t be here.’
Last February, the mother of six underwent a double mastectomy after genetic tests indicated she had a high risk of developing breast cancer.Brad fully supported Angelina’s decision to have the surgery after learning she had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer because she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation.
The actress went ahead with the operation so she can be around for her kids and Brad insists they can be no better motivation as the couple love the ‘chaos’ of their big household and the bond they all share.He explained: ‘I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big.
‘I wanted there to be chaos in the house … there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging.’I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.’Brad praised Angelina as ‘heroic’ after she published a piece in the New York Times revealing she had undergone the double mastectomy last week.
‘We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun. You make an adventure out of it,’ he later told USA Today.
‘I’m quite emotional about it, of course,’ Brad said. ‘She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results.’But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.’As Brangelina finally tie the knot, Jennifer Aniston’s comments on The Today Show seem far more poignant.
Brad’s ex-wife told Carson Daly on Wednesday, that she often feels less of a woman because of her life choices, as she is bombarded with questions about starting family.(Daily Mail)