Brad Pitt weds Angelina Jolie on tropical island. Possibly

It's the Hollywood wedding everyone's been waiting for. But has it actually taken place?

BY Richard A Jinman LAST UPDATED AT 12:00 ON Wed 2 Jan 2013

IF THE biggest celebrity couple in the world gets married on a tropical island and no-one confirms it on Twitter, have they really married at all?

The Daily Mail says the celebrity rumour mill is overheating with news that Hollywood super-couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have tied the knot on Christmas Day at a private estate on the Turks and Caicos Islands. But for some reason the media weren't invited to the 'ceremony' and so far the duo's representatives have not confirmed or denied the rumour.

Considering the 'wedding' may not have taken place, there is considerable detail about it in the press.

The venue would have been the Parrot Cay estate belonging to US fashion designer Donna Karan where Pitt and Jolie have been spending their Christmas holiday with their six children, Pitt's parents, Jane and William and his sister Julie.

The kids would not have distracted them from the 'nuptials' because, as the Mail points out, they have 12 nannies with them.

Parrot Cay is an ideal place for publicity-shy stars to get hitched, says the Daily Telegraph, because the three secluded villas, three open-air pavilions and four swimming pools are – in the words of Karan herself - a "cocoon of serenity".

Speculation about a Pitt-Jolie union has been rife since the couple announced their engagement in April 2012 after seven years together, the paper says. In November, Pitt told reporters on the red carpet of the New York premiere of his film Killing Me Softly the nuptials would be "soon".

The relationship between 49-year-old Pitt and 37-year-old Jolie has survived several bumps in the road including claims by the News of the World in January 2010 that they were splitting up. The couple denied the story and sued the tabloid.

More recently, Pitt was said to be suffering from a mid-life crisis because his ads for Chanel No. 5 have been endlessly lampooned and his recent films have been box office flops. What better way to shore up one's confidence than getting the world's most beautiful woman to say "I do"?

If the couple have married, it will be Pitt's second (after Jennifer Aniston) and Jolie's third (after Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton). · 

For further concise, balanced comment and analysis on the week's news, try The Week magazine. Subscribe today and get 6 issues completely free.