Something old, something new, something six figures? RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie scored a $5 million payday for making their wedding day public, but the philanthropic couple will be donating the money to charity.
People and Hello! magazine “each paid $2.5 million for a selection of wedding pictures from Brad and Angelina’s wedding,” an insider told Radar. “Hello! has the international rights to the pictures. Before the wedding, Brad and Angie personally chose a photographer they had worked with from Getty Images for the wedding.”
“Brad and Angelina knew their would be tremendous interest in their wedding pictures, and decided to donate the money to their charitable foundation. The couple has done this numerous times in the past,” the source continued.
Indeed, Pitt and Jolie were paid $14 million to publish photographs of their twins, Knox and Vivienne in 2008.
This time around, Jolie is center stage in the photos, glowing in an Atelier Versace gown customized by with artwork by her kids with Pitt: Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and Vivienne and Knox, 6. According to reports, designer Luigi Massi, the design house’s master tailor, sewed designs from their drawings directly onto the dress.
Low-key Pitt wore a suit from his closet.
“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” the couple told HELLO! “It was such a special day to share with our children and a happy time for our family.”
The Maddox Jolie Pitt Foundation was formed in 2003, after Angelina adopted her oldest son from Cambodia.
The foundation supports numerous humanitarian projects around the world ranging from providing legal services to children in war-torn Libya, providing clean, safe drinking water in third world countries, and giving vaccines to children.