Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Engagement Details Emerge, ‘Angelina Cried And Smiled’ [PHOTOS]
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's engagement has been red-hot news since the couple announced their upcoming nuptials on April 13. Hollywood's Royal Couple has finally decided to make their now-seven-year romance official.
"Yes, it's confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy," Pitt's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante told the Associated Press Friday. "There's no date set at this time. Brad designed the ring."
More details have been revealed about Brad Pitt's proposal to the mother of his six children.
Pitt gathered his and Jolie's adorable brood -- Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3 - together on a recent spring day and presented the 36-year-old actress with the engagement ring he custom-designed with jeweler Robert Procop, according to an Us Weekly report.
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"Angelina cried and smiled" at the proposal, a confidante told the magazine.
Their six children, who had been pushing for the couple to wed, were reportedly overjoyed, the source told Us Weekly. "Everyone hugged once she put [the ring] on. She went around and showed it to each of the kids."
"Angie considers herself bonded to Brad for life," added the Us Weekly source.
Prior to the engagement, Pitt and Jolie's children were dropping not-so-subtle hints about wanting a wedding.
While promoting her directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," in October, Angelina Jolie said: "The kids asked me the other day [if there would be a wedding], and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a 'big cake.' They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies... you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married... We've explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have. Once you have six children, you're committed."
Pitt co-signed Jolie's statement that their children were pushing them down the aisle in January. "We'd actually like to," he told The Hollywood Reporter of marrying Jolie, "and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it till everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment."
As for the rock on her finger, Brad Pitt spent an entire year designing the custom bauble for his bride-to-be with Beverly Hills jeweler Procop, who has made pieces for Jolie in the past. The ring is rumored to be 16 carats worth $500,000, according to Us Weekly.
"Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration," Procop told The Hollywood Reporter. "He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so I was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suite Angelina's hand. Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality."
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding is already a source of headline fodder, despite the fact that no date has been set and that the odds are stacked for a private ceremony.
What began as a relationship seeped in steamy scandal (Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston when he first met Jolie filming "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" in 2004, in case you were living under a rock at the time) has evolved into something of love and fruitfulness. Surely, the A-listers' wedding will be one for the record books.
"This is really a state wedding," Stephen Galloway, executive editor of features at The Hollywood Reporter, told The Associated Press. "This is America's equivalent to Prince William and Kate Middleton." He called the upcoming nuptials "the media event of the new century."
Media and fans alike are already chattering about Angelina Jolie's engagement ring, her dress and party possibilities. "The prominent engagement ring is giving the world a warning," Galloway told The AP. "It says look out, get ready."
"This is going to be a map of the inner state of their private life," he added. "This is like Kremlinology. You'll be able to read all sorts of things into this wedding."
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