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Angelina Jolie : Marriage seemed casual in comparison to adoption

Friday, Nov 6, 2015,11:04 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

London | Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie says her marriage to Brad Pitt was very casual in comparison to him legally adopting her children, Maddox and Zahara.

The Oscar winner raises Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, nine, and seven-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with her husband. For me, the big moment was when we signed the joint adoption papers for Maddox and Zahara. That was a decision to parent together, to commit to being a part of each other’s lives for the rest of my life.

So marriage wasn’t close in comparison. In a way, it was very casual. The couple took part in a brief civil ceremony in Los Angeles before their intimate wedding at their Chateau Miraval home in the South of France in August 2014, and the By the Sea director recalls it feeling very strange, reported Female First.

The ceremony was in France, but we had to do things legally in California. One day I was in the edit room, and Brad was doing something and an assistant said, ‘You have to sign some papers.’ So we came back and between meetings we were told, ‘Here’s your licence.’ Then someone said, ‘The judge is outside.’

We both said, ‘What do you mean, the judge is outside’ Then the judge came in, this lovely guy, and at some point, Brad said, ‘Shouldn’t we be standing up?’ The judge said, No. Then suddenly we realised we were married, in the most unceremonial way possible, she said.