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Supercouple Jolie and Pitt finally tie the knot

Marriage of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in French village ends years of speculation

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 August, 2014, 5:50am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 August, 2014, 5:50am
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - one of Hollywood's most famous and powerful supercouples - are now husband and wife.

The A-list Oscar winners were married on Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, where Pitt and Jolie have had a home for several years, a spokesman for the couple said.

They wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony at Chateau Miraval attended by family and friends.

In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage licence from a local judge in California. 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, while Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals. Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers, the spokesman said.

Jolie and Pitt's wedding caps years of 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 wed. They were engaged in early 2012 after some seven years together.

The Tinseltown royal couple fell in love on the set of 2005 action film Mr & Mrs Smith - spawning the media phenomenon of "Brangelina" that has dominated celebrity journalism and the tabloids ever since.

Earlier this year, Jolie, 39, said she and Pitt were "not really in a rush" to get married, adding: "We're just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right."

Jolie took home an Oscar for best supporting actress for her portrayal of a rebellious woman in a mental institution in 1999's Girl, Interrupted. She has since played everything from a fairy tale villain (Maleficent) to a sexy video game heroine (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) to the widow of assassinated American journalist Daniel Pearl (A Mighty Heart).

The actress revealed last year that she had had a double mastectomy to reduce her high risk of breast cancer.

Pitt has received three Oscar nominations for his acting - in 1996 for Twelve Monkeys, in 2009 for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and in 2012 for Moneyball. This year, Pitt took home an Academy Award as one of the producers of best picture 12 Years a Slave.

Pitt was previously married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston - a Hollywood super-pairing that fizzled out, at about the same time as Pitt met Jolie.

Jolie, the daughter of Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, was married to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.

Agence France-Presse, Associated Press

 

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