Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, one of Hollywood's most famous couples, are engaged, the actor's manager has confirmed.
The two have been together for more than six years and are parents to six children. Jolie was photographed on Wednesday wearing a large diamond ring at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Jolie, 36, attended a viewing of a Chinese art collection with Pitt, 48, and their 8-year-old son, Pax.
"Brad designed the ring," the actor's manager said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Friday, April 13. "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There's no [wedding] date set at this time."
The office of Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Proco released a statement earlier in the day that said that he had designed an engagement ring for Jolie.
"Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration with Robert," his spokesperson said. "He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so Robert 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 spokesperson did not specify the number of carats contained in the piece, but said: "The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality."
Rumors of a romantic affair between Pitt and Jolie began to circulate in 2004, when they filmed the spy movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," which saw them playing a married couple. This will be Jolie's third marriage. She was previously married to her "Hackers" co-star, Jonny Lee Miller, and Billy Bob Thornton, who appeared with her in the film "Pushing Tin."
Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston, his first and only wife, in 2005. He and Jolie stepped out together publicly that year. The two are parents to three adopted children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara, and three biological children, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
Last year, several online reports said Pitt and Jolie had planned to marry in secret, which the actress denied. In May 2011, Pitt told USA Today that marriage is "meaning more and more" to his and the actress' six children, adding: "So it's something we've got to look at."
In July 2010, Jolie told ABC News that she and Pitt may get married if their children asked them to do so, adding: "I think it'd be hard to say no to the kids."