Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announce they are married

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in a private ceremony in their home in France over the weekend.

The couple's spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press the wedding took place in a "small chapel" at the Chateau Miraval and was attended by only a small number of friends and family.

The six Jolie-Pitt children all played a role in the big day.

Jolie, 39, was escorted up the aisle by her eldest son Maddox, 13, while Pax, 10. Zahara, 9,  and Vivienne, 6, threw petals. Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, were the ring bearers.

The couple met and began dating in 2005 while working on the action film Mr & Mrs Smith. Pitt, 50, was married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston at the time. Aniston is now engaged to actor Justin Theroux.

After seven years, three adopted children and three biological children, Jolie and Pitt became engaged in 2012.

"We'd actually like to, and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it till everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out," Pitt said at the time about the impending nuptials.

The couple have frequently spoken about their love for each other since Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy in 2013.

"Brad has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear. I suppose what I've learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I'm very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn't have that without him," Jolie told Marie Claire.

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