We all rejoiced when Brad Pitt, 51, and Angelina Jolie, 39, tied the knot in a top secret ceremony in France on Aug. 23. But what we didn’t know was that the couple actually made things official in California months before the big day. Compared to their lavish nuptials at Chateau Miraval in Correns, France, Brad and Angie’s first wedding was a decidedly casual affair.
“Before the wedding in France with the kids, Brad and I were already married in California,” Angelina reveals to Italian magazine Io Donna. “As Americans, we couldn’t marry legally in France.”
“One day I said to Brad, ‘Let’s meet up at 4:30 pm?'” Angelina tells the mag. “I called a justice of the peace and we signed the documents.” A California judge granted the couple their marriage license and conducted their nondenominational civil ceremony, Us Weekly previously reported.