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Did Brad & Angelina Sell Their Wedding Photos For Charity?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a history with selling family photos for charity money. What happened this time?
Posted at 9:20 AM, Sep 02, 2014

Magazine cover for charity, round three? It was revealed Monday night that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have given photos of their wedding to People and Hello! magazines.

People snagged the front of Jolie’s dress and a pic with the kids, while Hello! has a shot showing off the children’s artwork sewn into that dress, and a snapshot of the power couple powerfully kissing.​ 

The most famous couple in movies managed to pull off a completely secret, surprise wedding on August 23rd. So, seems odd they’d then share the pics, right?

We never saw photos, for example, of Jay Z and Beyonce’s 2008 wedding, though they did reveal a snippet of video during a concert this year. Vids have since been removed from YouTube.

But the choices of People and Hello! are familiar.

The first pics of the pair’s first biological child, Shiloh, went to those mags in 2006.

According to Forbes, People paid $4.1 million for them, Hello! $3.5, and all the proceeds went to charities for African children.

In 2008, twins Knox and Vivienne arrived, marking the most money ever spent on celebrity photos.

Again, the pics were sold to People and Hello!, reportedly for about $15 million total.

In 2011 Pitt touched on the subjectwith NPR, calling certain photogs ‘stalkerazzi’:  We figured ... instead of that money going to people I do not respect, we would make some good out of it."

Still, while paparazzi certainly could get the first photos of a baby out in the world, the wedding seems to have been a pretty closed-doored affair. So, were these photos sold for charity? No word from Pitt or Jolie. Or...is Jolie now Pitt?

This video includes images from Getty Images.