Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting married in Florence, Italy.
The power couple have been rumored to be tying the knot in Paris for months, and even though guests have been invited to a dinner in the French capital on the evening before their wedding, a source close to them told Entertainment Tonight they are flying guests to the historic Italian town afterward.
One of the reasons for this could be that French law requires a strict 40-day residency before they can get hitched in the country.
Kim, 33, recently set straight a number of rumors surrounding the wedding, confirming it will not be televised on her Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality show and that no-one has seen her dress prior to the big day on May 24 and they have not already secretly married in California.
Kim Kardashian will have three wedding ceremonies.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is set to tie the knot with her rapper fiance Kanye West once in Southern California and twice in France and the couple's lawyers have advised them to have their civil ceremony in the United States, since they're both American citizens, prior to their French nuptials on May 24 to avoid any unnecessary paperwork problems.
"Typically, the US recognizes citizens getting married in France, but dealing with a foreign government and paperwork could be a nightmare. So just to make sure it's legal, Kim and Kanye will first be having a civil ceremony in Southern California," a source said.
Kim and Kanye - who have nine-month-old daughter North together - will have to have a religious ceremony after the civil wedding because of French custom.
Natalie Portman plans to become a French citizen.
The actress is hoping to legally adopt the same nationality as her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and would even consider changing the spelling of her name to be welcomed across the Atlantic.
"I don't have the French nationality, but I would be love to get it. But I don't know if it's possible because I already have an American and an Israeli passport ... Perhaps I should add an 'h' to my name to make it sound more French [Nathalie]? My father named me after a song by Gilbert Becaud. I grew up in a very Francophile atmosphere," she said.
The couple and their two-year-old son Aleph are planning to move to Paris next year and have already begun house-hunting for the perfect pad in the French capital. "We're looking for an apartment! Benjamin and I are moving in autumn 2014 when his job at the Paris Opera Ballet starts. It's obviously a massive change to quit Los Angeles for Paris. I don't know what my life is going to be like, but I'm so excited," she confirmed.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to get married in May.
The Moneyball star got a wedding license at the end of February which states he and the screen beauty must now tie the knot within 90 days, and if the pair do decide to get hitched in May the date could clash with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston and her fianceJustin Theroux's big day.
"Brad and Angelina left themselves short of time to sort out their wedding because of the license deadline. A few months is nothing when you're planning a wedding - especially one as major as theirs. Everything points to them getting married in May just after the Cannes Film Festival ends, because they've got their hearts set on tying the knot in France," a source told The Sun.
Jennifer and Justin have been busy organizing their wedding for months and are also believed to be planning their special day in May.
Taylor Swift is planning to take Harry Styles out on a yacht on the French Riviera this weekend.
The 23-year-old singer wants to have some "private romantic time" with the 18-year-old star ahead of his 19th birthday next Friday as part of the first steps of the pair getting back together following their split earlier this month.
Taylor and Harry are expected to seal their reunion at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes this Sunday - where One Direction are nominated for International Group of the Year - and a source revealed the blonde beauty wants "no expense to be spared" when she whisks Harry away. "The lads are planning to hang out together enjoying Cannes - and they also want to get to Paris. But Taylor is desperately trying to make arrangements for her and Harry to slip away and have private romantic time. She has got a boat on standby ready for them to sneak off. Taylor thought a boat would be the perfect getaway as photographers can't follow them," an insider said.
Halle Berry has lost her bid to take her daughter to live in France.
The 46-year-old actress - who is engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez - and Gabriel Aubry, father of her four-year-old daughter Nahla, appeared in court in Los Angeles on Friday where a judge denied Halle's attempts to move to Europe, according to gossip website TMZ.
Gabriel, a Canadian model who lives and works in Los Angeles, had petitioned the court to stop Halle's plans as it would give him limited access to his daughter, while the Cloud Atlas actress argued the privacy laws are stronger in France and would keep Nahla safe from the paparazzi.
Halle - who split with Gabriel in 2010 - and Olivier, had put their wedding plans on hold while the actress focused on her custody battle but she revealed they hoped to have a child together soon. "We pray to God, so sweet. She says, 'God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister.' And I say, 'I can do one of those things, I know for sure. The other one, we've got to keep praying on.' What do you say to her when she wants that and can't understand why God's taken so long?" she said.
Halle Berry has put her wedding plans on hold while she relocates.
The Cloud Atlas star is set to marry Olivier Martinez, but before she does is planning to move away from her native US to France for the sake of her four-year-old daughter, Nahla.
When asked about her wedding, she told InStyle, "I'm not sure where I am going to be living in the next few months, so I have to get that settled first. It's the appeal of privacy and a greater sense of safety for Nahla. Because we are followed all the time, she is starting to feel like she is somehow special, and of course she is, but I want her to understand that she's special because of who she is, not because she was born into this celebrity blender."
Halle, 46, says the moving process has taken longer than usual because of her bitter custody battle for Nahla against the child's father, Gabriel Aubry. "There is turbulence, but this too shall pass," she added.
Halle Berry's proposed move to France would damage the relationship between her four-year-old daughter, Nahla, and the girl's father, Gabriel Aubry, according to a child custody evaluation.
Halle, 45, wants to relocate to France with their child and her fiancé, Olivier Martinez, because of their better child privacy laws. However, Gabriel is fighting against the decision and a custody trial is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks.
"The report concluded that Gabriel's relationship with Nahla would clearly change drastically if she moves to France. Gabriel plays a very active role in Nahla's life and has been a doting and loving father and that would obviously change if she moved to France. The report notes that Gabriel takes Nahla to and from her preschool and spends as much time as possible with her under terms of the current custody agreement. The bottom line is that the proposed move to France would essentially cut Gabriel out of Nahla's life and the child psychologist determined that wasn't in the little girl's best interest. However, this is just a report, it will be up to a judge to ultimately decide if Halle will be allowed to move to France with Nahla," a source said.
Brad Pitt is taking charge of his wedding to Angelina Jolie. The Moneyball actor is set to wed the Oscar-winning actress - with whom he raises six children with - this summer at their home in the South of France, and he is getting involved in every aspect of the big day as he wants the nuptials to be perfect.
"Brad's been doing extensive renovation on the house and is using a specialist in chateau restoration. Brad's spent over $16 million already. Now he's offering hefty bonuses to workers to complete it by summer. He's even trying to organize an aeroplane landing site in the grounds for guests to come in by private jet - but that's proving rather tricky, what with permits and no-fly zones," a source said.
Brad wants all the food and drink for the reception to be locally produced and has been very involved with the menu. "Brad's been asking all the locals if they'll be able to source produce from the local area for the reception. It's certainly going to be a moment in local history. Brad's been tasting and looking up French dishes for weeks. He wants the perfect menu and, of course, the perfect wine to accompany it. That is all going to be locally sourced, too," the source added to Grazia.
When Johnny Depp ran to France to escape the paparazzi, I’m sure he never would have imagined having to leave his tranquil paradise. Unfortunately, the very private Pirates of the Caribbean star has come to face this nightmare upon Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s recent move to the beautiful country, which forced many of their die-hard paparazzo to follow suit.
Judging by recent pictures taken of the former heartthrob, I would say that it’s safe to say that he is upset at the large influx of cameras around southern France.
His solution? Pack up and move to England!
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