NEW YORK – The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.
Despite years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world’s most anticipated weddings shrouded from glare.
A representative for the couple confirmed Thursday that they exchanged vows in a small chapel at Chateau Miraval, their sprawling estate in southern France.
The private ceremony was limited to family and friends. Jolie walked down the aisle with her eldest sons, 13-year-old Maddox and 10-year-old Pax. Daughters Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, threw flower petals. Eight-year-old Shiloh and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers, the couple’s representative said.
Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39, a couple for nearly a decade, obtained a marriage license from a California judge who also conducted the ceremony in France.
The wedding may have been cloaked in secrecy, but Pitt and Jolie will be a big presence at the movies this fall. Pitt stars in the upcoming World War II drama Fury, due out Oct. 17. Jolie’s second directorial effort, the World War II odyssey Unbroken, will be released in December.
– Associated Press