Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are engaged. It’s official and confirmed by Pitt’s rep and the engagement ring designer’s rep. For the Hollywood power couple — dubbed Brangelina and perennially subject to rumors of engagement, secret weddings, breakups, etc. — a true story unfolded on Friday, April 13, 2012 and immediately went viral. Details below.
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From The Hollywood Reporter the name of the jeweler was identified as Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop, who, according to their report was the “former CEO of Asprey & Garrard, the British jewelry company to the English royal family.” He is also the designer of Angelina Jolie’s jewelery line, ‘Style of Joli.’
. A rep for the jeweler says, “I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt.”
On Friday afternoon, Pitt’s manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, told THR: “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. Brad designed the ring.”
THR goes on to report additional details on the ring and how the design came about, along with an accompanying photo taken during Jolie’s appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. People StyleWatch also has a few details on the ring.
Mashable recounts how Twitter responded, quickly making the couple and the news a trending topic.
A video report is below.
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- Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt: In the Land of Blood and Honey Premiere in New York (Photos)
- Angelina Jolie Interview with Christiane Amanpour Video Dec. 5, 2011 ABC News: This Week, GMA, Nightline
- Angelina Jolie 60 Minutes Video Nov. 27, 2011 Full Interview with Bob Simon
- In the Land of Blood and Honey Trailer Video (Official) Angelina Jolie Directorial Debut Movie
- Angelina Jolie Vanity Fair Magazine October 2011 Cover, Photos, Interview
- Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman Today Show Video March 12, 2011 Cannes Film Festival