To the surprise of everyone not related or extremely close to them, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married last weekend quietly and privately in France.
The A-list couple has been together for ten (yes, 10!) years in a romance that began with controversy, but quickly settled and became rock solid.
Six children and six hundred bogus rumors later, the Brangelina you don’t read about in the tabloids is happy, content and now bonded for eternity.
Here’s a look back at the romance of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, from the time they met on a movie set to when her sons walked her down the aisle:
2004: Pitt and Jolie, having met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, sparked talk of an on-set romance. Both denied them at first, but the rumors were true.
January 2005: To wit, Brad and his wife, Jennifer Aniston, announced that they have decided to formally separate after nearly five years of marriage.
Early 2005: As Aniston files for divorce, photos of Brad and Angelina, along with her adopted son Maddox surface, giving birth to the couple name Brangelina.
Mid-2005: Pitt and Jolie go public as a couple; Jolie adopts her second child, 6-month-old daughter Zahara Marley, from an orphanage in Ethiopia.
Late 2005: Pitt’s divorce from Aniston is finalized. Tabloids start to go insane.
January 2006: Jolie confirms she is pregnant with her first child with Pitt. Her kids’ last names are changed from Jolie to Jolie-Pitt as he adopts them.
May 2006: Jolie gives birth to the couple’s first biological child, Shiloh. Photos of her go for millions, all of which the Jolie-Pitt family donates to charity.
October 2006: The pro-gay marriage Pitt says that he and Jolie would only marry “when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”
March 2007: Jolie adopts son Pax Thien, 3, from an orphanage in Vietnam.
May 2008: After much speculation that she is with child again, Jolie confirms while promoting a movie that she and Pitt are indeed expecting … twins.
July 2008: Jolie gives birth to a son, Knox Leon, and a daughter, Vivienne Marcheline, in Nice, France. Their photos net around $14 million for charity.
October 2008: Jolie controversially says she wants the kids to see Mr. & Mrs. Smith because “not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love.”
November 2008: In an interview of her own, Jennifer Aniston says, “That stuff about how she couldn’t wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.”
November 2008-present: Tabloids have an absolute field day with Aniston.
July 2011: Praising New York on passing same sex marriage equality legislation, Pitt reiterated that he and Jolie will not marry until everyone else can.
September 2011: Pitt offers some rare insight into his broken marriage and how his relationship with Jolie reinvigorated him, causing a media frenzy.
December 2011: Jolie hints that the may be open to marriage more now than in the past, because her kids are starting to ask her questions about it.
January 2012: Brad gives a similar interview and seconds that notion, saying that marriage “seems to mean more and more to our kids” and he gets that.
April 2012: Brangelina gets engaged privately and totally out of nowhere!
April 2012-present: Brangelina edding rumors, secret or opulent, surround the couple, along with the obligatory Aniston reaction pieces and other angles.
August 2014: It’s official! Congratulations to the happy couple, their friends, their parents, and most importantly, the big, happy family that they did it for.