Los Angeles: Hollywood actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie has revealed that she and her husband Brat Pitt were officially married in California before their secret nuptials in France last year.
According to a recent interview with the Italian magazine Io Donna, the 39-year-old award-winning star said that as American citizens they could not legally marry in France, reported Us magazine.
"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," Jolie said.
The 'Unbroken' director also shared how the wedding really went down, which presumably took place in California.
"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," she said.
Later on, the 'Mr & Mrs Smith' co-stars exchanged vows inside an ancient stone chapel at Chateau Miraval, the Jolie-Pitt family's estate in Correns, France.
Their 20 guests, which included Jolie's brother James Haven, hummed the traditional processional tune 'Here Comes the Bride' as the brunette beauty made her entrance.
The groom kept up with tradition and didn't get a glimpse of his bride's Atelier Versace gown until she walked down the aisle with their eldest sons, Maddox and Pax.
The A-list actors' complementary wedding bands were designed by Robert Procop and carried by ring bearers Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6.