Angelina Jolie has an engagement ring on, jeweler says
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Are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt one step closer to tying the knot? If the new ring on her left hand means anything, they could be engaged.
Jolie was photographed wearing the big rock on her ring finger Wednesday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she, Pitt and son Pax were attending a private viewing at the museum's Chinese Galleries.
[Updated, 1:22 p.m. April 13: It's a done deal! A rep for Pitt confirmed the engagement to People magazine Friday.]
"I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt," a rep for the jeweler told the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news Friday.
Pictures of actresses wearing rings have been misleading before — witness the recent Miley Cyrus rumor, and the confusion over the Halle Berry-Olivier Martinez engagement, despite confirmation that turned out to be from the wrong jeweler — and no relationship has been watched more closely than Brad and Angie's for signs of pending nuptials. But Procop went into detail with THR, saying, "Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect."
And Procop is no newbie to the Brangelina arena: He and Jolie collaborated on a Style of Jolie line of jewelry, with some of the profits going toward building a school in Afghanistan through the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict.
Reps for the couple have not confirmed an engagement. Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 48, have been together since 2005. They have previously said they wouldn't marry until all couples could wed legally, but recently have been talking about "pressure from the kids," with Jolie saying she'd get married if their children asked them to.
"I think it'd be hard to say no to the kids," the mom of six said in 2010.
Photo: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the 2012 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Credit: Joel Ryan / Associated Press