After nearly a decade together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally tied the knot. The couple had been engaged since 2012. The marriage announcement came succinctly in a 140-character tweet from the AP: “Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, says a spokesman for the couple.” The wedding was reportedly a private,nondenominational civil ceremony that took place at a small chapel in Correns, France’s Chateau Miraval, the AP reports. Hollywood’s most famous couple has been together since 2005 and are the parents of six children, each of whom took part in the wedding.
The Pitt-Jolie wedding has been a tabloid favorite since they first announced their engagement: The pair was rumored to have secretly married as far back as Christmas 2012. As the AP reports, Jolie and Pitt obtained a marriage license from a local California judge, who then also conducted the ceremony in France. Only a small number of family and friends were in attendance.
When asked about her wedding earlier this year, Jolie told E!, “We don’t have a date, and we’re not hiding anything, but we really don’t know. We talk to the kids about it once in a while.… And one of them suggested paintball. And we thought, ‘Well, different.’ So who knows? I think the important thing is that whatever we do it’s that the kids do have a great time, and we all — you know, take seriously the love, and the connection between all of us. But also just get silly and do something memorable.”
In what could be viewed as perfect timing, Pitt and Jolie were set to begin filming By the Sea together, their first big screen partnering since they first hooked up on 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Jolie wrote and will direct By the Sea, which the Daily Mail reports is an “intimate character-driven drama” that features “crazy sex scenes.” Jolie and Pitt will play a married couple in the film as well.