Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt: How Their Romance Has Endured

Celebrity News Apr. 18, 2012 AT 5:45PM

Finally!

After seven high-profile years and six children with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt made things official at last when confirming his engagement to the actress Friday.

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Though they've at times waffled over the idea of marriage -- and publicly said they wouldn't tie the knot until gay marriage is legal across the U.S. -- Pitt, 48, and Jolie, 36, decided to get hitched at the urging of their kids: Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 3.

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"We'd actually like to [get married]," Pitt -- who went public with his romance with Jolie in 2005 after he divorced Jennifer Aniston -- told The Hollywood Reporter in January. "It seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it till everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment."

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival in France.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival in France.
Credit: Flynet

Indeed, this spring Pitt couldn't hold out any longer -- and proposed to his longtime love with a massive diamond he personally designed with the couple's jeweler Robert Procop.

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The couple's engagement "is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy," Pitt's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante said in a statement Friday, two days after Jolie flashed her newest accessory during a visit to LACMA with Pitt and Pax.

As the couple prepares to become husband and wife, look back at their adorable A-list chemistry and PDA-packed red carpet moments in the video clip above!

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