Sunday, April 15, 2012

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announce engagement

Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie, 36, and Brad Pitt, 48, are engaged to be married, a spokesperson has confirmed. Wedding date has not yet been set, she added, describing the engagement as "a promise for the future".

The couple, who are between Hollywood's most extensively recognized celebrities, have been together since 2005. They have six children jointly, containing three adopted children. They are "very happy" about the news.

Jolie, the daughter of actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand, has begun in blockbuster films such as Mr & Mrs Smith, where she met Pitt. She got an Oscar for her performance in the 1999 film Girl, intermittent.

She was formerly married to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. Meanwhile, Pitt has starred in a cord of hit films including blockbusters Ocean's Eleven, Seven and, more recently, the seriously highly praised Moneyball and Tree of Life.

Earlier, Pitt had high-profile relationships with actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Anniston, to whom he was married.As a couple Pitt and Jolie have championed caring causes.

In 2001 she became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has also recognized a number of charitable organizations, among them the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.