Even their kids couldn’t wait any longer! It only took nine years, but Hollywood’s reigning power couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, have finally tied the knot. As their 13-year-old son, Maddox, said in a sweet speech at the reception, “It’s about time!
To avoid a media circus, the notoriously private pair opted for an intimate—and secret—wedding, at their lavish French estate, Château Miraval on August 23. The ceremony included all six of their children and only their closest family members.
After Brad, 50, proposed in April 2012, speculation was at a fever pitch about when the two were going to seal the deal. But they were determined to take their own sweet time. “There were times Brad thought he’d never ever get her down the aisle,” says a source. “He’s pinching himself that it finally happened.”
From the get-go, Brad and Angie were adamant that their big day would be all about their kids, and they stayed true to their vision. Eldest sons Maddox, 13 and Pax, 10, walked Mom down the aisle; Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, were the flower girls; and Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, played ring bearers. “It wasn’t formal at all,” says our insider. To make the kids more involved in the celebration, the couple didn’t even hire a photographer. The kids took photos on their iPhones, and Brad set up his camera. He wanted the wedding to be documented only by family.”
Unlike her nontraditional marriages in the past (she wore rubber pants at her 1996 wedding to Jonny Lee Miller!), 39-year-old Angie opted for a classic look this time, donning a simple antique-lace dress with a veil, while Brad chose a cream-colored suit. The pair kept the 15-minute ceremony short and heartfelt.
“Brad spoke of ‘finding his home’ in her heart, while Angie’s vows were about discovering her eternal soulmate and a love she knows is forever,” shares the source. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the chapel!”
Angie joked that this trip to the altar—her third—was the most “normal” one she’s had, the source continues. “She said that it was amazing, the difference a wedding dress makes.”
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