Now that I’ve given myself some time to calm down from the BREAKING NEWS of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s undercover nuptials this past weekend, I’m contemplating how they managed to be so quiet. One of the few details we have is that “Pitt and Jolie also obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.” I think they were working with someone they knew and trusted and maybe the judge pulled some favors so that the marriage license wasn’t leaked to TMZ.
But really, they made it look easy when it was anything but. Brad and Angelina spent part of their summer every year at the Chateau Miraval and every year, there are rumors that this is the summer that they will get hitched. They have paparazzi staking out the property year after year. But over the past few years, Brad has been making more solo trips to Miraval. The tabloids always claimed he was checking on the progress of the would-be wedding. Everyone was primed. And yet no one expected it to be true because over and over again, nothing happened.
So, why now? Brad and Angelina are about to head to Malta to film By the Sea, a film Angelina wrote and directed (and one which will apparently have HOT SEX SCENES). The paparazzi keeping track of Brangelina noted that the clan flew into France last week, but since everyone knew that they were due in Malta, no one really gave it much thought. Especially since this weekend was full of VMAs and Emmys.
It’s also worth noting that they waited to announce the news until A) after all of this week’s tabloids had already done their covers and B) after the VMA and Emmy drama had died down. It’s probably also a bonus that their announcement totally hijacked Jennifer Aniston’s promotional tour for Life of Crime. And if you think that Brangelina isn’t aware of Aniston’s promotional tours and vice versa, well… you haven’t been paying attention the past nine years.
So, what’s next? They will be working on By the Sea in Malta soon enough. The kids will be there with them and I imagine everything will be fine and low-key. But there will be repercussions, even within Brangelina’s group. They just made George Clooney look like a craven famewhore. And I love them for that.
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