After seven years of being together Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have mutually decided to be officially engaged.
Their relationship started as friends when they were pit up together in the film ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005, and it blossomed into a full blown romance after the film.
“We became friends on the film set,” Jolie said, “but the relationship began after.”
The couple, who are among Hollywood’s most widely recognized celebrities, are engaged to be married, a spokeswoman has confirmed.
However, no wedding date has yet been set, describing the engagement as ‘a promise for the future’, the spokeswoman added.
Jewelry designer Robert Procop of Beverly Hills, California, designed the diamond engagement ring after a yearlong collaboration with Pitt, his representative said.
The ring made its official debut on Wednesday night, when Jolie wore it to a small, private viewing of Chinese art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with Pitt and son Pax.
The couple have previously resisted pressure to marry, despite numerous reports over the years that a wedding was in the offing.
Pitt said several years ago they would not wed until gay marriage was legalized in the US.
But in January he was quoted as saying that the pair were coming under pressure from their three adopted and three biological children.
“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. But to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to it is ludicrous, just ludicrous,” he said.
The couple has six children, including three biological children together. Pitt adopted two of Jolie’s children whom she had earlier adopted from Cambodia and Ethiopia, and they together adopted a boy from Vietnam. Their biological children include twins.