Angelina Jolie's Aunt Reveals New Wedding Details: 'Something That Nobody Has Seen Before’ (EXCLUSIVE)
As rumors swirl that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will marry this weekend at their French estate, Chateau Miraval, one of the actress' closest confidants is speaking out about the wedding.
“I think it will be very personalized and something that nobody has seen before,” Jolie's "aunt" Jade Dixon said in an exclusive interview.
“I think it will be very small, intimate and memorable. I don’t see them doing it big but easier to control. I see it small and still flashy and more in tune with involving their children.”
As for the wedding's location?
Dixon believes it will indeed be held at their Chateau Miraval home, though she did not confirm a date.
“It could definitely be at one of their houses so it would be very intimate,” she admitted. “I’m guessing that is probably where it will be because it’s more private there.”
Rumors of a weekend wedding circulated when Britain's The Sun reported that the Jolie-Pitt’s are opening the Chateau Miraval vineyard on Saturday to family and friends, including the actor’s parents, Jane and Bill Pitt and longtime pal George Clooney.
Also set to be on hand: jewelry designer Robert Procop, who crafted Jolie’s $250,000 diamond and platinum engagement ring.
Guests have already started arriving at the villa and preparations are underway for the soiree, which some have speculated could actually be for Pitt’s parents 50th wedding anniversary; it indeed falls on August 11.
But a local French newspaper Var Matin also shot down a France 3 TV report of a Saturday wedding, while officials in the village have said they don't know anything about Pitt-Jolie nuptials. "Under French law couples have to get married at the town hall," Patrick Mareschi, deputy culture secretary of the nearby village of Correns, said.
“When she got married the first time, it was a small ceremony, and the second one no one was there,” she said with a laugh.
“At her first wedding, she wore black leather pants and had his name in blood on her shirt. And when she got married to Billy Bob, they went to a chapel in Las Vegas.
“Angie has always done things differently and out of the box. And Brad had a big wedding [to Jennifer Aniston in 2000], so I’m not sure they want to repeat that.”
Dixon, who has known Jolie since she was an infant, met the movie star’s mother Marcheline Bertrand in acting class; the two were best friends until Bertrand’s death in 2007. She became so close to Jolie and her brother James Haven that they called her "Aunt Jade."
As such, Dixon knows the Oscar winner well enough to confidently say that Jolie and Pitt will use their nuptials as a way to help the less fortunate.
“I’m sure they’ll sell the photos and the money will go to charity,” she said.
To prevent the paparazzi from clamoring for rare images of their daughter Shiloh in 2006, the two sold the first photos of the infant for a reported $4 million, with profits going to children's charities.
“They’re beautiful and they’re so charitable," Dixon continued. "They share their wealth, and they help people who need help. I attribute a lot of that to Marcheline. Angelina is carrying on her legacy.”
And Jolie's mother, who battled cancer for over seven-and-a-half years, would be “ecstatic” to hear the wedding news, said Dixon.
“Marcheline was such a good person, and now I hope that she’s looking down and happy with everything that has happened,” she said. “We’re all very excited and can’t wait for the ceremony...I think everyone knew it was coming. It’s been seven years, so they’ve thought it out well. They are the ones for each other. This is the love of his life and the love of her life.”What kind of wedding do you think Brad and Angelina will have? Sound off in the comments below.