Looks like the rumor mill was right on target for once: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez tied the knot in a not-so-secret-after-all wedding this weekend in Vallery, France. Congratulations to the happy newlyweds!
According to Us Weekly, Halle and Olivier first exchanged vows in an afternoon civil ceremony on Saturday, July 13; that evening, they had a religious ceremony in the Chateau des Conde’s chapel. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 guests were in attendance, including Olivier’s mother, Rosemary, and his brother, Vincent. After the ceremony, dinner was held under an arbor, and the night sky exploded in celebratory fireworks. “White marquees were put up, and everyone was very discreet because it was a show business wedding,” said a local resident of the event, “but generally it was pretty down-to-earth.” No details have come out about the bride’s dress yet, but here’s a peek at it through the shadowed window of the white limo Halle rode in to the ceremony:
The couple first met in 2010 while filming Dark Tide; together ever since, they got engaged in early 2012 and are currently expecting their first child together. It’s Olivier’s first marriage, but the third for Halle, who was previously married to David Justice from 1993 to 1997 and Eric Benet from 2001 to 2005. The newlyweds’ forthcoming little one will join Halle’s five-year-old daughter Nahla, whom she had with Gabriel Aubry during their tumultuous relationship in 2008.
Given that the actress told InStyle waaaaaaaaay back in 2007 that she would “never, never get married again,” no one was more surprised than she was that she said yes when she Olivier popped the question. Indeed, she told Extra in April of last year, “Who knew? I swore it off, right? Never say never, people!”
Maybe three time’s the charm. Congrats again!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.
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