Thursday 22 August 2019

Brangelina say I do, I do as star couple tie the knot twice

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - managed to keep two wedding ceremonies quiet.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - managed to keep two wedding ceremonies quiet.

Nick Allen

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have managed to keep two wedding ceremonies secret, it was revealed yesterday.

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)

Irish Independent

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