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Brad and Angelina: in photos

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a high-profile Hollywood item since 2005, have got married in France, it's been confirmed today. The pair are believed to have tied the knot at their property Château Miraval in the south of France last weekend.

The couple announced their engagement in 2012 after Angelina was spotted wearing a diamond on her wedding finger. The couple have long insisted that they would not wed until the US legalised gay marriage across all states, but decided to break that pledge for their six children, who have been pestering the pair to become husband and wife for some time.

Click on our gallery below to reminisce on their relationship from its controversial beginnings through to their unconventional happy family life.

Words: Anna Pollitt Pictures: Rex Features

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie met for the first time on the set of action rom-com Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004, the chemistry between the pair was instantaneous.

    Their mutual attraction stirred rumours of a hook-up and Brad, who was been married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston for more than four years, was forced to deny an affair with his single co-star.

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    Amid mounting tabloid speculation, Brad announced through his publicist on January 8 2005, that after "much thoughtful consideration" he and Jen had split, with the latter filing for divorce two months later.

    Brad and Angelina still refused to confirm they were an item and consequently appeared unusually awkward together in promotional appearances for their upcoming film.

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    The first paparazzi shots of "Brangelina" on holiday in Kenya surfaced in April 2005 and were bought for a rumoured $500,000 by Us Weekly.

    Three months later, Angelina - already an adoptive mum to Cambodian-born son Maddox Chivan - adopted six-month-old daughter Zahara Marley from Ethiopia. Brad proudly carried the new arrival through Tokyo airport in November 2005 as the pair head to the Japan premiere of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

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    In January 2006, three months after Brad's divorce came through, Angelina announced she was pregnant with his child - also marking the first time the pair publicly acknowledged they were a couple.

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    A judge granted Angelina permission to change Maddox and Zahara's surnames to Jolie-Pitt and a short time later Brad was allowed to legally adopt the children.

    The couple enjoyed a family day out in Paris in February 2006 (pictured), three months before Angelina gave birth to their first child, daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, in Swakopmund, Namibia.

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    Mindful of their star power, the couple sold the first pictures of Shiloh for $7.6 million to People and OK! and donated all of the cash to undisclosed charities benefiting African children.

    Shortly after her birth, Shiloh became the first ever baby to be honoured with her own waxwork figure by Madame Tussauds in New York.

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    The family spent a month in India in the winter of 2006 so Angelina could film biographical drama A Mighty Heart.

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    Angelina, a UN Goodwill Ambassador since 2001, got Brad more involved in her charity work and in September 2006 they set up the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to aid humanitarian causes around the world.

    The couple were pictured visiting Colombian refugees in Costa Rica on Christmas Day, 2006.

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    In 2007 the couple adopted a three-year-old boy from a Vietnamese orphanage. His name, Pax, was chosen by Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer in January the same year.

    Brad was pictured picking up Pax and Zahara from school in May 2007.

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    In February 2008, Angelina's appearance at the Independent Spirit Awards provided visual confirmation that she was pregnant again.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    Angelina commented on her pregnancy for the first time in May 2008 during promotional interviews for Kung Fu Panda when she revealed her huge bump was down to the couple expecting twins.

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    The couple welcome a son Knox Léon, and a daughter, Vivienne Marcheline, in Nice, France, on July 12 2008.

    A bidding war for the babies' first pictures erupted, with People and Hello! spending $14 million on the snaps to make them the most expensive celebrity pictures ever taken. Proceeds were given to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

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    In an interview to promote The Changeling in October 2008, Angelina told The New York Times that she looked forward to her children watching Mr. & Mrs. Smith because "not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love."

    The comments seemed to contradict the couple's earlier claim that they got together only after Brad and Jennifer split - and re-ignited the tabloid love-triangle. Jennifer publicly hit back at Jolie's comments as "really uncool" and cited a 2006 Vogue interview in which Angelina admitted that during filming with Brad, "I realised, "God, I can't wait to get to work."'

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    In December 2008 Angelina and Brad played happy families with Brad's parents William and Jane at the Los Angeles premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    An awkward moment came at the 2009 Academy Awards when nominee Brad and Angelina attended the ceremony where Jennifer was co-presenting one of the awards. The cameras cut to the pair laughing enthusiastically at Jennifer's jokes.

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    In August 2009, amid tabloid rumours their relationship was on the rocks, Brad revealed the couple's favourite places to make love to Parade magazine.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    The couple appeared together on a casual day out at the Superbowl in February 2010 as it was announced that they were suing the News of the World over "false as well as intrusive" claims they had split.

    They accepted undisclosed damages from the now-defunct newspaper in July the same year.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    Both Brad and Angelina repeatedly vowed that they would not wed until the US completely legalised gay marriage, but in July 2010 Angelina dropped the first hint that this decision was not set in stone when she told an interviewer, “I think it would be hard to say no to the kids” if they asked the pair to marry.

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    Stylist's cover star in August 2010, Angelina clarified once and for all how she and Brad began their relationship.

    "It didn't begin on the film set; we became friends on the film set, but it began after."

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    She also revealed how the couple kept their relationship fresh, telling Stylist:

    "Once every week or two weeks, we'll ask somebody to spend the night, so we can go and be alone together. We just go to another part of the house and lock the door. We have date nights, absolutely, you have to if you have children!”

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    Angelina debuted a new arm tattoo in April 2011 - a tribute to Brad that showed the latitude-longitude co-ordinates of her partner's birthplace in Oklahoma, to match the six others that relate to her children.

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    Brangelina and their brood looked happy and excited to be visiting Tokyo in November 2011.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    The happy couple bypassed romance on Valentine's Day in 2012 as they signed autographs for fans at the premiere of Angelina's directional debut In the Land of Blood and Honey in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    On April 11 2012, Jolie was pictured wearing a huge diamond ring at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and on Friday April 13 the couple confirm that the sparkler - a joint effort between Brad and jeweller Robert Procop - was indeed an engagement ring.

    Brad's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante said, "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy". She added that a date for the nuptials had not yet been set.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    At the World War Z film premiere in Berlin in June 2013.

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    At Annual Governors Awards, Los Angeles with their son Maddox in November 2013.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    The pair joined forces with former UK foreign secretary William Hague in London this June, for the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict (Ange contributed in her role as Special Envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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    Working the red carpet at the film premiere for Maleficent in Los Angeles in May.

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    One of the most recent snaps of some of the Jolie-Pitt gang, arriving at Narita International airport in Tokyo in June.

  • Brad and Angelina: in photos

    Brad and Angelina are now married, it's been confirmed. The pair tied the knot away from the glare of the media in a ceremony in their chateau in the south of France last weekend (August 2014).