Are Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Getting Married For The Kids?


[UPDATE: Brad’s spokeswoman Cynthia Pett-Dante said: ”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.”]

Big news coming out of The Hollywood Reporter as the infamously not married Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly engaged. The couple’s jeweler confirmed that Brad has been heavily involved in the design of an engagement ring — which mother Angelina has been photographed wearing. As of this posting, the couple has yet to confirm the news of impending nuptials but if they are walking down the aisle, recent comments to the press would indicate that they might be doing it for the kiddies.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Brad was just as dedicated to Angelina’s ring as he often appears to be with his six children:

“Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration. 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 suite 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.”

But when posing the question of why the couple, rumored to have secretly married or been engaged 10 times over, have chosen now — a recent comment by Angelina could reveal some answers. The mother said not too far back that her children kept questioning why she and Brad hadn’t tied the knot. The culprit? Those damn Shrek movies:

”They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies or somebody’s, you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married. We’ve explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have. Once you have six children”¦you’re committed.”

While marriage doesn’t necessarily encapsulate the commitments of all families, the move by two of Hollywood’s most glamorous parents adds a definite new wrinkle – six wrinkles perhaps. Like the lady said, if you’re not committed after six children together, what’s a white dress and big party supposed to prove?

(photo: Adriana M. Bar/ WENN)

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