Brangelina say I do, I do as star couple tie the knot twice
The couple, who have been together for a decade, tied the knot in the romantic setting of a chapel at Chateau Miraval, their home in France, last Saturday.
Their spokesman said the actors were married "under California law" and a California judge was flown to France to conduct the ceremony.
But under guidelines issued in California, for a marriage licence to be valid the couple "must be married in California". A marriage performed in France by a California judge would not qualify. That suggests the couple had a previous civil ceremony in California.
In order to get their California marriage licence, Pitt and Jolie would have had to appear together at a county clerk's office, where they would have paid a fee of under $100 (€76).
The law requires one witness at a ceremony, which can be held anywhere within the borders of the state. In LA, it is also possible to opt for a "confidential marriage licence" with no witnesses.
Their spokesman said: "In the days before coming to France, and as citizens of California, Brad and Angelina filled out their paperwork and obtained a marriage licence from a local judge, who also travelled to France to conduct the ceremony.
"They are therefore married under Californian law." (© Daily Telegraph, London)