|Pitt and Jolie in May
New York. Aug. 28 (AP): Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married on Saturday in Correns, France, a spokesperson for the couple said.
Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Chateau Miraval.
In advance of the non-denominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage licence from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.
The couple’s children took part in the wedding. Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals. Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers, the spokesperson said.
Jolie and Pitt’s wedding caps years of rampant speculation on when the couple would officially tie the knot. Both had publicly said that they planned to.
“It’s an exciting prospect, even though for us, we’ve gone further than that,” Pitt told the Associated Press in an interview in November 2012. “But to concretise it in that way, it actually means more to me than I thought it would. It means a lot to our kids.”
This is the second marriage for Pitt, who wed Jennifer Aniston in 2000. They divorced in 2005.
Jolie was previously married to British actor Jonny Lee Miller for three years in the late ‘90s and to Billy Bob Thornton for three years before divorcing in 2003.
Both Jolie and Pitt are prepping movies. Jolie’s second directorial effort, the World War II odyssey Unbroken, will be released in December.
Pitt stars in the upcoming World War II drama Fury, due out on October 17.