Los Angeles: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's recent marriage speculations have been rubbished off by a local Mayor of South of France.

The reports suggested that the two stars will tie the knot soon in a South of France chapel, reported People.

But Mayor Michael Latz, who is a good friend of the actors, says, "There are no plans for them to marry that I know of – and I would know.”

"Every year, the rumor resurface. More noise from the American press to sell a few more pounds of paper," he added.

The mayor has been friendly with Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 47, whom he says invited him to their home after they first moved into the Chateau Miraval just outside Correns three years ago.

There is a chapel, part of which dates back to the sixteenth century, on the property, leading to speculation they might opt for a private, in-house religious ceremony.

The couple raise six children together of which three are adopted.

(Agencies)