Famous A-list actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married on Saturday in the south of France, after almost a decade-long relationship.
Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at a small chapel at Provence’s Chateau Miraval, their private wine-making estate. Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge, in advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.
With their marriage, a whirlwind of speculation about the (then) hypothetic marriage ended. Pitt once said that he didn’t want to marry until gay marriage was legal.
In some recent years, both Brad and Angelina said they intended to get married. They were engaged in early 2012 after a seven-year long relationship.
In an interview he did shortly after their engagement, Pitt said: “It’s an exciting prospect, even though for us, we’ve gone further than that. But to concretize it in that way, it actually means more to me than I thought it would. It means a lot to our kids.”
Pitt and Jolie have six children together, including three they adopted: 13-year-old Maddox from Cambodia, 10-year-old Pax from Vietnam, 9-year-old Zahara from Ethiopia, 8-year-old Shiloh, and Knox and Vivienne, 6-year-old twins.
This is the second marriage for Pitt, who divorced Jennifer Aniston in 2005, after a five-year marriage. 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.