2012 in review: 13 memorable entertainment stories

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4 of 10: Brangelina's engagement

Celebrity super couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made major headlines when the two officially confirmed their engagement on April 13. The two have been together for more than six years and are parents to six children.

'Brad designed the ring,' the actor's manager said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com. 'It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There's no [wedding] date set at this time.'

Pitt, who is an advocate for same-sex marriage, had previously stated in a 2006 interview with Esquire that he and Jolie only consider getting married when 'everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.'

In May 2011, Pitt told USA Today that marriage is 'meaning more and more' to his and the actress' six children, adding: 'So it's something we've got to look at.'

In July 2010, Jolie told ABC News that she and Pitt may get married if their children asked them to do so, adding: 'I think it'd be hard to say no to the kids.'

The office of Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Proco released a statement earlier in the day that said that he had designed an engagement ring for Jolie.

'Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration with Robert,' his spokesperson said. 'He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so Robert was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suite Angelina's hand. Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution.'

Pitt and Jolie sparked rumors of a romantic affair in 2004, when they filmed the spy movie 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith,' which saw them playing a married couple. This will be Jolie's third marriage. She was previously married to her 'Hackers' co-star, Jonny Lee Miller, and Billy Bob Thornton, who appeared with her in the film 'Pushing Tin.'

Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston, his first and only wife, in 2005. He and Jolie stepped out together publicly that year. The two are parents to three adopted children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara, and three biological children, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.

(Pictured: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their son Pax view works from LACMA's Chinese collection on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.) (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) / 2012 Museum Associates / Howard Pasamanick)

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