Halle Berry Marries Olivier Martinez: New Wedding Details, Plus a Picture!
First comes love, then comes marriage -- and soon there will be a baby in a baby carriage! Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry, who are expecting their first child together later this year, are officially husband and wife, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The couple tied the knot on Saturday, July 13, at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France.
UPDATE: Sources tell Us that the bride and groom first exchanged vows in a civil ceremony performed by a local mayor at around 4:15 p.m., and then had a religious ceremony in the chapel on the grounds of the Chateau at 5:30 p.m.. Around 60 guests, including Martinez's brother, Vincent, and mother, Rosemarie, were in attendance.
"White marquees were put up, and everyone was very discreet because it was a show business wedding," a local tells Us of the nuptials, which also made use of several white limousines. "But generally it was pretty down-to-earth."
Which is not to say it wasn't a great party. Following the ceremony in the chapel, wedding guests enjoyed a celebratory dinner, followed by a fireworks display and dancing. "They all partied long into the night," a source tells Us, noting that the music could be heard until around 1 a.m. local time.
This is the third marriage for Berry, 46; she was previously wed to baseball player David Justice (from 1993 to 1997) and to R&B singer Eric Benet (from 2001 to 2005). After her second divorce, the Cloud Atlas actress said she'd never again walk down the aisle. But falling in love with Martinez changed her mind.
"She trusts Olivier," a source told Us Weekly shortly after the actor proposed. "He makes her feel safe. He's a keeper!"
Together since 2010, the Dark Tide costars initially kept their engagement under wraps. Us Weekly first broke the news in January 2012, but Berry didn't address the subject until much later. In April of that year, she confirmed to Extra that she and Martinez planned to wed.
"Who knew? I swore marriage off, right?" she quipped. "Never say never, people!"
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In fact, the Oscar winner's relationship with her French-born husband has been full of unexpected thrills. The most shocking of them all? Her second pregnancy! (Berry is already mom to Nahla, 5, her daughter with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.)
"This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth," she told CNN's Alina Cho in April. "Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful."