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Angelina Jolie “Cried” When Brad Pitt Proposed

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

It wasn’t your average Jolie-Pitt family meeting.

On a recent spring day, Brad Pitt gathered his six kids — Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3 — as he presented love Angelina Jolie with a very special present: A tablet-shaped diamond engagement ring — estimated at 16 carats and worth $500,000 — which he helped design with jeweler Robert Procop.

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“Angelina cried and smiled” at the proposal, a confidante tells the new Us Weekly, out now.

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And the children, who had been extremely eager for their parents to wed after seven years together, were equally overjoyed, the source adds. “Everyone hugged once she put [the ring] on. She went around and showed it to each of the kids.”

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As the world now knows, Jolie, 36, quietly debuted that long-awaited ring at an April 11 private viewing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with startling photos and a confirmation from jeweler Procop and then Pitt’s manager emerging two days later.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their children in Japan on November 8, 2011.

“Angie considers herself bonded to Brad for life,” adds the source.

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For much, much more on one of the biggest Hollywood engagements ever — how son Maddox led the kids to pressure mom and dad to get hitched, their low-key wedding plans, and what Jennifer Aniston really thinks — pick up the new Us Weekly, on stands Friday!

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