UPDATE: We've heard the rumors before, but it looks like it's finally for real: Brangelina's tying the knot. A rep for Brad Pitt confirmed via press release: "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time."
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The couple have starred together on screen, raised enough kids to start their own little league team, and have captivated fans for the better part of a decade, all without making their union official, so why would things change now?
The pair have claimed in the past that they would wait to get married until it was legal for all couples, both straight and gay, but recent photos of Jolie sporting a substantial rock on her ring finger have led many to believe that she and Pitt are on the road to tying the knot.
Oh, and some fancy blingmonger is also backing up the story.
Robert Procop, CEO of luxury jewelry company Asprey & Garrard, admits that he designed an engagement ring for the leggy star. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Procop's rep said, "I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt."
Procop, who designed the "Style of Jolie" jewelry line in conjunction with the actress, also reports that he assisted Pitt in creating the ring. "Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration," says Procop.
"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 suit 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."
We've heard this all plenty of times before. Maybe, if it is true, they're just trying to get their ducks in a row before doomsday, or perhaps George Clooney has just one-upped himself in the pranksmanship department.
Originally published on April 13, 2012 at 3:26 p.m.