It’s official! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged!
The couple confirmed the big news to People.com this afternoon, with Brad’s rep saying, “Yes, it’s confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time.”
Speculation of an engagement went into overdrive this week when Angelina was spotted sporting a new diamond ring on her left hand. Earlier today a representative for jeweler Robert Procup, who designed the ring, told the press that the pair were indeed engaged.
“Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration,” the jeweler revealed in a statement. “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.”
Parents to kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne, Brad and Angelina have long said they wouldn’t wed until everyone had the legal right to do so, but in recent interviews the Moneyball star hinted at a change of heart.
“We’d actually like to,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in January. “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.”
The actress’ dad Jon Voigt was one of the first to offer his congratulations, telling US Weekly, “I’m very happy for them.”
Congratulations to them!