The Brange engagement ring
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt went to an event at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art with their son Pax earlier this week. And she was wearing a new ring. Robert Procop, a jeweller who has collaborated in the past with the Jolie, has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter, that it was indeed an engagement that he designed with Brad Pitt:
"I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt. 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."
This Procop dude seems super eager and forthcoming with the information, non? I mean, I would too if I were him and had that opportunity but I’d never go rogue and jeopardise my relationship with my clients for some attention cycle that would inevitably be a lot shorter than any ongoing partnership with Hollywood’s most intriguing couple. Which says to me that he had the Brange’s blessing, that it may even have been their plan, to go ahead and announce their engagement to the entire world.
The entire world?
I got off the plane and my blackberry exploded along with the rest of the internet.
ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!
They’ve been hinting at it for months. And for their children. Almost as though it’s a gift to them because, as both have mentioned, their children have been asking for it. Which...I’m not a parent but even I find that very, very sweet. And incredibly romantic. That when they grow up they can say to themselves, looking back at the photos, that their parents married for them. (And totally not to stick it to Jennifer Aniston.)
As for when and where, well, they’ve been watching the activity going down at the Brange’s French chateau for a while now and every few weeks or so there’s a report that a wedding will take place there imminently. Come Brangelunatics, if they do it there in May, when the Cannes Film Festival is happening, with thousands of journalists in attendance not too far away, then can we call them the ultimate Fame Game players? They say Pitt’s Killing Them Softly (previously titled Cogan’s Trade) will most likely be at the festival marking yet another Croisette appearance for the Brange. That would certainly make it convenient for the media. We can cover the movie AND the wedding on the same trip without extra expense! The Brange is so considerate.
Or perhaps they’ll let the wedding fever build, especially if Killing Them Softly can contend during award season. It’s currently scheduled for release on September 21, almost exactly a year after Moneyball. He made a run for it with Moneyball. If he makes a run for it with Softly, why not push it along with a wedding?
Nonsense. They would never be so calculating.
But can we get a better look at that ring? So we can compare it to the ugly ass sh-t Justin Timberlake put together for Jessica Biel? Wouldn’t it be great if the Brange wedding happened on the same day as Pippy’s and no one cared about Pippy’s as a result?
UPDATE: Brad Pitt's manager has confirmed the engagement.
Yes, it's confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy," Pitt's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante tells Lifeline Live. "There's no date set at this time. Brad designed the ring."