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Angelina Jolie: 'Brad and I were already married in California'

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Angelina Jolie

has revealed that she and

Brad Pittmarried in the US before their nuptials in France

. The


director told an Italian publication that

she and Brad had to obtain a marriage license in California

prior to their wedding in August 2014. "Before the wedding in France with the kids,

Brad and I were already married in California

," Angelina told

IO Donna

. "

As Americans, we couldn't marry legally in France.
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In order to have a ceremony in France the couple needed to marry in the US first

Angelina revealed how low-key the couple's legal marriage was. "

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."

Brad and Angelina

were then able to hold their romantic wedding ceremony at their French estate, Chateau Mirval, in a ceremony attended by 22 guests and presided over by a judge from California.

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Brad and Angelina shared their wedding with HELLO!

The couple's six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, Vivienne, six and Knox, six, each played a role in the wedding ceremony. Angelina walked down the aisle with her eldest sons while her daughters Zahara and Vivienne threw petals, and Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers. Also in attendance at the wedding were Brad's parents, Bill and Jane Pitt, as well as his brother, Doug Pitt, sister Julie Pitt and her two children.

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