On Aug. 16, 2014, Oscar-winning couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in a private ceremony in a small chapel at the Chateau Miraval in Correns, France. A spokesperson for the couple confirmed the news on Aug. 28, 2014, according to the Associated Press (AP). A report from AP noted: “In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.”
Pitt and Jolie famously fell in love while making the 2005 action flick “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” their first movie together. At the time, Pitt was married to his first wife, Jennifer Aniston. Pitt and Aniston divorced the year “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” was released. Jolie and Pitt got engaged in 2012 and have six kids together. The family members who were at the wedding included the couple’s six children; Jolie brother James Haven; and Pitt’s parents and siblings.
Pitt and Jolie’s two eldest sons, Maddox and Pax, reportedly walked Jolie down the aisle. The couple’s daughters Zahara and Vivienne were flower girls, while daughter Shiloh and son Knox were the ring bearers.
Jolie’s estranged father, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, was not at the wedding, but he issued this statement: “It seems like it was a beautiful simple ceremony with all the kids involved. Must have been a lot of fun. I am very happy for them.” Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007.
This is the third marriage for Jolie. Her first husband was actor Jonny Lee Miller; that marriage lasted from 1996 to 1999. She was married to actor/filmmaker/musician Billy Bob Thornton from 2000 to 2003.
As previously reported, Universal Pictures announced that Jolie and Pitt are reteaming on screen for the movie “By the Sea,” which will be written and directed by Jolie. In a press release, Universal described the movie as an “intimate, character-driven drama.”
In the press release, Jolie stated: “I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna [Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures] and the entire Universal team as I finish ‘Unbroken’ and begin work on ‘By The Sea,’ They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.”
“By the Sea” is Jolie’s third movie as director. Her second movie as a director is “Unbroken,” which is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling 2010 biography of the same name, which tells the story of how Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean and then captivity as prisoner of war during World War II.
As previously reported, Jolie released a statement following the death of Zamperini, who died of pneumonia at age 97. Universal Pictures (the studio behind “Unbroken”) announced Zamperini’s death on July 3, 2014. The “Unbroken” movie is set for release in the U.S. and Canada on Dec. 25, 2014. Jack O’Connell has the role of Zamperini in the “Unbroken” movie, which is Jolie’s second film as a director.
Jolie (who won an Oscar for her supporting role in 1999’s “Girl, Interrupted”) made her directorial debut with the 2011 war drama “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” She also wrote the movie’s screenplay. Pitt won an Oscar for being a producer of the 2013 movie “12 Years a Slave.”
Jolie’s 2014 movie “Maleficent” (inspired by the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale) was a worldwide blockbuster. It was her first appearance as an actor in a live-action movie since 2010’s “The Tourist.” Pitt’s 2014 movie is the World War II drama “Fury.”