Angelina Jolie has revealed she and Brad Pitt were already married before their wedding last August, as they held a civil ceremony several months beforehand.
The 'Unbroken' director has revealed she and the 51-year-old actor legally became husband and wife in a secret civil ceremony in California long before they exchanged vows last summer at their Chateau Miraval estate.
The 39-year-old beauty said: "Before the wedding in France with the kids, Brad and I were already married in California. As Americans, we couldn't marry legally in France."
The couple hired the same judge to conduct both ceremonies, but the first was more spontaneous.
Angelina told Italy's Io Donna magazine: "One day I said to Brad, 'Let's meet up at 4:30 pm?' I called a justice of the peace and we signed the documents."
A source told Us Weekly magazine last March that actress admitted she and Brad were already married when asked about their wedding plans.
The insider said at the time: "Every time I ask, she says she is already married."
But the duo decided to hold a formal celebration for the sake of their six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, who were all involved in the second ceremony.