There had been constant rumors that Brad Pitt andwere planning to tie the knot, but Angelina dismissed the hearsays at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in a statement to People magazine, saying that anything she said was blown out of proportion by the media.
Seven years and six kids later, the couple has finally gotten engaged, but there is a question of what made Angelina and Brad to change their mind about making it official.
Back in January, 48-year-old Brad Pitt said the couple’s six kids - Maddox, 10; Pax, 8; Zahara, 7; Shiloh, 5 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 3 - wanted him to pop the question to his 36-year-old partner, Angelina Jolie.
Speculation arose when Brad Pitt told Lee Cowan in an interview on "CBS Morning News" that they had been “getting a lot of pressure from the kids” to get married.
“It means something to them,” Pitt told Lee Cowan, according to cbsnews.com. “They have questions when their friends’ parents are married and why is that?”
"So what do you tell them?" Cowan asked.
"We will someday, we will: 'That's a great idea! Get mommy a ring! Okay, I will, I will,' Pitt replied.
Later, Brad Pitt reiterated his statement to The Hollywood Reporter, "It seems to mean more and more to our kids," according to People magazine. "We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to [get married] till everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out … it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment."
Angelina Jolie also addressed the subject of marriage, saying that her six kids were what made her and Brad Pitt think about tying the knot. "They have asked, yeah, because … people get married in the movies," Jolie told Nightline in an interview that was aired last month.
Angelina Jolie was spotted wearing a tablet-cut diamond ring Thursday at a private viewing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Chinese Galleries with Brad Pitt and their son, Pax. Later, Cynthia Pett-Dante, Pitt's manager confirmed the engagement in a statement to People magazine.
"It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy. There's no date set at this time,” she said.
Reportedly, Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop, who collaborated with Angelina Jolie on "The Style of Jolie" jewelry line, designed the engagement ring together with Brad Pitt.