Congratulations to the new Hollywood family: the Martinez!
According to reports, the Oscar-winning actress, 46, wed French actor Olivier Martinez, 47, on Saturday at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France. The ceremony took place in a small chateau, where, in accordance with French law, a civil union was held at 4 p.m., followed by a religious ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the chapel in the village.
The nuptials — the pregnant Berry’s third — were held under extraordinary secrecy. Snaps showed Halle, 46, who was wearing what appeared to be a white dress with embellished straps, arriving at the venue in a white vintage Citroen DS.
The star, who is expecting a son with Olivier, 47, later this year, was then shielded from prying eyes, as she made her way into the building, by security men who held up white sheets. A massive white tent was set up on the chateau’s grounds, which also holds a church.
The wedding was likely an intimate affair. People reports that 60 guests, mostly close friends, were in attendance including Martinez’s mother Rosemarie and brother Vincent. Dinner was held under an arbor, and there was a fireworks display.
“I do know it will be very small,” Berry told InStyle magazine last month when asked about her ideal celebration. “I haven’t been to many weddings, but I went to one this weekend with 250 guests. I thought, Wow—so this is a wedding, huh? I’ve never had that, nor have I wanted that. I wasn’t even trying to catch the bouquet!”
The ceremony took place in the Renaissance complex about an hour’s drive south of Paris, with the ceremony performed by a local mayor. The celebrations reportedly extended well into the night, reports E!
An insider told Us Weekly magazine: “White marquees were put up, and everyone was very discreet because it was a showbusiness wedding. But generally it was pretty down to earth.” The source added: “They all partied long into the night.”
The happy couple headed for their romantic nuptials earlier this week and were spotted at LAX with Berry’s daughter, Nahla, in tow.
This is the third marriage for Berry, who was previously wed to baseball player David Justice (from 1993 to 1997) and to R&B singer Eric Benet (from 2001 to 2005). She started dating Canadian model, Gabriel Aubry, in Nov. 2005 and welcomed their daughter Nahla in March 2008. Berry and Aubry confirmed their split in April 2010.
Berry, who originally claimed that she’d never tie the knot again, revealed that she was surprised to find herself engaged to the hunky French actor.
Berry and Martinez met in 2010 while co-starring in Dark Tide. After Martinez presented her with a diamond-and-emerald engagement ring early last year, Berry went public with the news, saying with a laugh, “Who knew? Never say never, people!” This is the first marriage for Martinez.
Berry and Martinez are expecting a baby boy due this fall. Martinez told People last month, “My son will be an American, but I remain French.”