The high profile couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot! Marvelous news, isn’t it? Their love story is now a picture of perfection, but lets dive back into the history of how they came to be this wonderful family.
As we all know they fell in love on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith back in 2005. They tried to hide their relationship for a long time. Despite the numerous paparazzi pictures that took over the media at that time, they kept denying it. “To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that. I wouldn’t be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife.” – Jolie remarked in “Today” show’s Ann Curry interview, June 2005.
After Brad’s divorce the couple has been seen with increasing frequency and they became known as Brangelina. In January of 2006 Angelina Jolie announced that she is pregnant with Pitt’s baby via the “People” magazine. That was the first time they officially acknowledged their relationship.
Since then there’ve been many rumors circulating the media of the couple getting married, which all turned out to be fake. Brad Pitt, an advocate for same-sex marriage, has stated numerous times that they would only get married when everyone else in the country who wants to get married will be legally able to do so.
Not only has there been fake rumors of the couple getting secretly married, there’s also been rumors of them breaking up. A particularly notable one was started by a british tabloid “News of The World” in February 2011. According to the aforementioned tabloid Brad and Angelina were getting separated. The couple sued the tabloid and donated the profits to their charity foundation.
You can’t talk about Brad and Angelina without mentioning their many children. Their loving family has 6 children. Three of them – Shiloh Nouvel, who’s 8, and twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline who are 6 are Brad’s and Angelina’s biological children. The other 3 were adopted. Maddox Chivan (age 13) is originally from Cambodia, Pax Thien (age 10) is from Vietnam, and a lovely girl Zahara Marley (age 9) is from Ethiopia. All 3 children were first adopted by Angelina herself as a single parent, even though she and Brad were raising them together. The reason for that was that in some cases she was a single parent at the time, or because the laws of the country she was adopting from didn’t allow unmarried couples to co-adopt. Afterwards Brad Pitt adopted the kids too or they legally changed their last names. All children, biological and adopted share the last name “Jolie-Pitt”.
Angelina and Brad have been dating and enjoying the family life for 9 years, and not they finally did it! They got married on the 23d of August, 2014 at the chapel of Château Miraval, the family’s estate in the French village of Correns. And we’re only finding out about this in September? How did this high profile couple manage to keep such big news a secret? Well, they planned it smartly. The wedding took place on the week of Emmy’s. So while the world’s attention was focused on all the actors that were nominated and the red carpet events, Jolie and Pitt managed to secretly get married and avoid the attention of the media. Even Jolie’s father didn’t know about the wedding.
It was a small wedding ceremony, only 20 people attended. “It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family,” Brad and Angelina reported to HELLO! magazine. The children also took part in the ceremony. Pax and Maddox, being the oldest sons in the family, walked Angelina down the aisle, Vivienne and Zahara were flower girls, Knox and Shiloh were the designated ring bearers. The kids also helped with the wedding vows.
Angelina wore a beautiful wedding dress by Atelier Versace. The long veil was probably the most beautiful and touching part of her wedding ensemble. Dozens of designs from their children’s drawings were sewed into the veil, by Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace. It was a beautiful and touching idea, that showed Jolies love for her family.
Brad and kids just wore clothes that they had in their closets, nothing specially made. Brad even had to borrow a tie from one of his sons, as he forgot to pack his. It was a lovely, relaxed family event, which is so rare for celebrities these days. The pictures of their wedding family album will be available in today’s issue of HELLO! and People magazine.