Couple’s 6 kids are ‘happy’ Brad and Angelina are engaged

Posted at 7:29 PM, Apr 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-13 19:29:09-04

By Michael Martinez, CNN

LOS ANGELES (CNN) – Angelina Jolie, 36, and Brad Pitt, 48, a Hollywood mega-star couple who have been together since 2005, are engaged, Pitt’s representative said Friday.

“Yes, it’s confirmed. It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time. Brad designed the ring,” the representative told CNN.

The couple has six children, including three biological children together. Pitt adopted two of Jolie’s children whom she had earlier adopted from Cambodia and Ethiopia, and they together adopted a boy from Vietnam. Their biological children include twins.

Jolie, the daughter of actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand, won an Oscar for her role as a mental patient in the 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted.”

Pitt, who grew up in Springfield, Missouri, was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his role in the 1995 science fiction film “Twelve Monkeys.”

Jolie was previously married to actor Jonny Lee Miller and actor Billy Bob Thornton.

Pitt had been earlier married to actress Jennifer Aniston.

The couple has used their international celebrity to draw attention to a number of humanitarian causes.

Despite ongoing reports that Jolie and Pitt began their love affair during the making of 2005’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” — while Pitt was still married to Aniston — Jolie insisted to the U.K.’s Stylist magazine in 2010 that their relationship began after the film.

“We became friends on the film set,” Jolie said, “but [the relationship] began after.”

CNN’s Jane Caffrey and Jade Biesboer contributed to this report.