Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married in France last week, accompanied by their six children when walking down the aisle.
The Hollywood stars married on Saturday in a small chapel at Chateau Miraval, their home in the South of France.
Instead of a honeymoon, Pitt spent a day at the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, where he was promoting his new Second World War film. News of the marriage emerged after paparazzi spotted a gold wedding band on his hand.
The non-denominational civil ceremony was attended by family and friends, a spokesman for the couple confirmed.
“Jolie was walked down the aisle by her eldest sons, Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw petals, while Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers,” Telegraph reports. “The couple obtained a marriage licence from a judge in California before flying to France last week. The same judge conducted the ceremony.”
“It was very much a family affair,” the statement said.
The celebrity couple have been together for almost a decade after falling in love while shooting movie “Mr and Mrs Smith”.
When the question of marriage was raised in interviews, the actor stated that they would tie the knot only when same sex marriage was legalised across the US.
In 2012, he said: “We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out.”
He admitted that the couple’s children were keen for them to marry. “It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”
The “Maleficent” star spoke to reporters about her wedding plans just this spring:
“We’re just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right,” Jolie said.
“We talk about it occasionally, and the kids talk about it with us, which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding. They will in a way be the wedding planners. It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other! We’ve got a lot of different personalities in the house. They’ve got some strong opinions,” she continued.
“It will be fun. That’s the important thing. When we do it, it will feel like a great day for our family,” Jolie said.
“It’s an exciting prospect, even though for us, we’ve gone further than that,” Pitt told in an interview in November 2012. “But to concretize it in that way, it actually means more to me than I thought it would. It means a lot to our kids.”
The pair have six children together, including three they adopted: 13-year-old Maddox, from Cambodia; 10-year-old Pax, from Vietnam; and 9-year-old Zahara, from Ethiopia. The couple’s three biological children are 8-year-old Shiloh, and Knox and Vivienne, 6-year-old twins.
This is the second marriage for Pitt, who wed Jennifer Aniston in 2000. The couple split back in 2005.
Jolie was previously married to British actor Jonny Lee Miller for three years in the late ’90s and to Billy Bob Thornton for three years before divorcing in 2003.