Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

Finally introducing - Mr and Mrs Pitt. Photo / AP
Finally introducing - Mr and Mrs Pitt. Photo / AP

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married last weekend in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple has confirmed.

Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence's Chateau Miraval.

In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.


File photo of Chateau Miraval, where the wedding took place. Photo / AP

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 spokesman says.

A source told E! News: "Angie was given away by Maddox and Pax, and Knox helped with the rings ... Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne had baskets of rose petals and other flowers they'd picked in the garden that morning and threw them in front of their mum and dad as they walked up the aisle."

Jolie and Pitt's wedding caps years of rampant speculation on when the couple would officially tie the knot.

Pitt once said that he didn't want to marry until gay marriage was legal, but in recent years, both said they intended to. They were engaged in early 2012 after some seven years together.

"It's an exciting prospect, even though for us, we've gone further than that," Pitt said in November 2012.

"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."


Brad was spotted wearing his wedding ring today at a photocall for the film Fury, at the Tank museum, in Dorset, southern England. Photo / AP

They have six children together, including three they adopted: 13-year-old Maddox, from Cambodia; 10-year-old Pax, from Vietnam; and 9-year-old Zahara, from Ethiopia. The couple's three biological children are 8-year-old Shiloh, and Knox and Vivienne, 6-year-old twins.

In May this year, Jolie - who underwent a double mastectomy last year - admitted the couple were waiting for the "right time" to get married and insisted their children would be their "wedding planners."

She said: "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. They will in a way be the wedding planners. It's going to be Disney or paintball - one or the other! We've got a lot of different personalities in the house."

This is the second marriage for Pitt, who wed Jennifer Aniston in 2000. They divorced in 2005.

Jolie will be hoping it is a case of third time lucky with Pitt after she was married twice before.

The brunette beauty got married to actor Johnny Lee Miller in 1996 but they divorced in 1999, and she later tied the knot with Billy Bob Thornton in 2000, before they split up just three years later 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 Oct. 17.

- AP

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