Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Engaged!
At long last, wedding bells for Brangelina!
Angelina Jolie debuted a brand new ring on her finger -- an engagement ring -- at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Chinese Galleries on Wednesday.
A rep for jeweler Robert Procop, who has designed pieces for Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 48, in the past, tells Us Weekly: "I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt." (The Hollywood Reporter was first to break the story.)
The Procop rep continues of the bauble, which took a year to create:
"Working closely with Brad Pitt to realize the star's vision for the ring, Robert Procop was able to source a diamond of the finest quality which was then transformed using Pitt's unique designs, cut with distinctive faceting to a shape and size that perfectly suits Angelina's long, slender fingers. Throughout, Brad Pitt remained heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design process from the perfect cut of the diamond centerpiece - an elongated tablet shape - to the finishing touches such as the mounting of a galaxy of smaller stones which are graduated in size and faceted to match, adding a crowning lustre to the ring. The full creative journey – from conception to completion – took a year, with Brad Pitt waiting until the perfect moment to unveil this special jewel to Angelina Jolie."
The actress and In the Land of Blood and Honey director hit the private viewing at LACMA with her beau of seven years and their second-eldest son Pax, 8.
Procop was the creator of "The Style of Jolie" collection with the Oscar-winner, who has worn many of his custom pieces on the red carpet and in her 2010 film The Tourist.
A rep for the couple, who share six kids -- Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and Knox and Vivienne, 3 -- and have been hinting at potentially making their union official, could not be reached for comment.
It will be the second marriage for Pitt, who was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2000 to 2005, and the third for Jolie, who wed Jonny Lee Miller (1996–1999) and Billy Bob Thornton (2000–2003).
The couple had previously declared that they wouldn't wed until gay marriage was legalized nationwide, but have admitted to changing their minds in recent interview. "We'd actually like to," Moneyball star Pitt said in January. "And it seems to mean more and more to our kids."
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