After meeting on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" seven years ago and falling into a highly publicized Hollywood romance, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced their engagement last week.
The engagement took place at Christmas but the couple wanted to wait to announce the news to the public until the right time. A source close to them told Life & Style, "They didn't announce their engagement sooner because Angie focused so much on promoting 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'. She was very busy with the movie and her Oscar campaign. She also worried that the engagement would take over press on her film and detract from that."
Wow! Could you wait four months to share the news about your engagement? Now that the couple has let the world know they're ready to walk down the aisle details about the engagement are finally being released.
According to a confidant of Angie's she "cried and smiled" at the proposal when her longtime beau presented her with a tablet shaped diamond ring that includes 16 carats worth $500,000. Brad designed the ring with the help of jeweler Robert Procop. Talk about an amazing ring!
"Everyone hugged once she put [the ring] on. She went around and showed it to each of the kids," the source said.
We're totally swooning over this love story and we're so happy for Brad and Angie. Where do you think the two will finally get hitched? Brad and Angie's Hollywood romance isn't the only celebrity love story. Here are a couple more of our favorite celebrity engagements:
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
R&B singer and diva extraordinaire went through quite a bit in her longtime career as one of the most celebrated vocalists of all time including a rocky love life to record executive Tommy Mottola.
So when the emancipated Miss Mimi finally fell in love in 2007 with TV host and comedian Nick Cannon her fans were delighted to hear about her storybook romance. After dating for merely a month Nick popped the question in a creative way - by hiding Mariah's diamond engagement ring in a Ring Pop wrapper. The two have been together ever since, giving birth to two adorable babies last year, and the engagement even inspired MC's song "Candy Bling."
Prince William and Kate Middleton
No one can forget just how stunning the Duchess of Cambridge looked last year during her royal wedding. Although we don't know much about the couple's engagement the few details given to the press remind us just how much of a dreamboat Prince William truly is.
The two became engaged after vacationing together in Africa. The Sun reported William popped the big question when the two stayed in a remote lakeside hut on Mount Kenya with no electricity. Best romantic story ever? We think so!
Are you excited for Angie and Brad's wedding? Do you think these two are 'meant to be'?
More from this contributor:
Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network here to start publishing your own articles
- Arts & Entertainment
- Brad Pitt
- Nick Cannon
- Nick Cannon