After they started dating in a very public glare, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie chose to keep their private life private. While they would appear together in public, would occasionally even talk about each other, the 'juicy' details we were all waiting for of their private lives never made its way into tabloids.
Their wedding also followed the same format. After years of 'will they marry', 'when will they marry' and 'where will they marry', we came to know about a hush-hush ceremony a few days too late.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tie the knot secretly in France
Here's looking at what the couple has said about each other and about marriage down the years.
The couple fell in love on the set of their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which was released in 2005. Angelina revealed that she was pregnant with Brad's first child - Shiloh - in 2006. They welcomed twins, Knox and Vivienne, in 2008.
She also talked how their six kids want them to tie the knot. "We talk to the kids about it once in a while... And one of them suggested paintball. And we thought, 'Well, different.' So who knows? You know, I think the important thing is that whatever we do, it's that the kids do have a great time, and we all... take seriously the love, and the connection between all of us. But also just get silly and do something memorable," she had said.
She had also shed light on what attracts her to Pitt.
"Brad has always been such a wonderful and loving father. It's such a beautiful and sexy quality in a man when he takes his responsibilities as a father very seriously. I still get very emotional when I watch Brad play with the children - he is so naturally devoted and joyful around them," she had said.
Immediately after her double mastectomy in 2013 to reduce chances of getting cancer, Jolie had mentioned the role Pitt had played. "I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Centre, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."
In an interview in June this year, Jolie had been forthcoming about how the relationship has shaped up, "You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy," she said.
"After all these years, we have history - and when you have history with somebody, you're friends in such a very real, deep way that there's such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together."