After seven years as a couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have announced they are engaged. Take a look back at the couple over the years.
Pitt and Jolie met in 2004 on the set of the action film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” Rumors began to swirl about a romance between the pair, even though Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston at the time.
Pitt and Aniston separated in January 2005, and Pitt and Jolie were frequently seen together after that. Pitt and Jolie didn’t confirm they are a couple until Jolie became pregnant the following year.
Children quickly become an important part of Pitt and Jolie’s relationship. Pitt accompanied Jolie to Ethopia, where she adopted her second child, Zahara, in 2005.
Jolie announced she was pregnant with the couple’s first biological child, Shiloh, in early 2006. Pitt adopted Jolie’s two children, Maddox and Shiloh, soon after that.
Many people started wondering when the couple would get married, but in 2006 Pitt responds by saying the couple supports gay marriage and would only get married "when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”
Jolie adopted the couple’s fourth child, Pax, from Vietnam in 2007. Since Vietnam doesn’t allow unmarried couples to adopt, Jolie adopted Pax and changes his last name to Jolie-Pitt a month later.
The couple confirmed suspicions that Jolie was pregnant with twins in May 2008.
Jolie gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne that July.
Both Pitt and Jolie have suggested their family could grow in the future.
In addition to spending time with their family, the couple stays busy making movies and contributing their time to charitable causes.
Pitt has been active in the effort to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Here, he poses near an art installation in New Orleans’ hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward in 2007, where he wanted to build environmentally-friendly housing for families displaced by the storm.
In addition to his New Orleans effort, Pitt has advocated for green housing worldwide, pushed environmental sustainability efforts and partnered with several other actors to found Not On Our Watch, a group that tries to prevent genocides like the one that occurred in Darfur.
Jolie started the Maddox Jolie Project, now called the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, in 2003 to help preserve endangered areas in Cambodia and start community development programs to stop rural poverty.
Jolie has also made several trips as a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador. She has visited with refugees from Iraq, Sudan, Libya and Myanmar, among other places, and participated in USO tours.
Here, Jolie chats with children in the Dadaab refugee camp on the Kenya-Somali in her role as a UN goodwill ambassador. Her goal was to highlight the plight of many refugees from Somalia.
Jolie waves during her visit to a camp 5 miles from the Tunis-Libyan border. During the conflict in Libya that brought down Moammar Gadhafi, Jolie appealed for international support for people fleeing the conflict and for increased aid for those inside the country.
Some of Jolie’s recent film choices have also highlighted international conflicts. Here, she is dressed as Marianne in “A Mighty Heart,” a film based on the true story of a journalist who goes missing in Pakistan. Her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” was set in the Bosnian War.
The couple has flown all over the world supporting these and other causes. They donated $8 million to charity in 2006 alone.
Signs the couple might be wavering on their pledge to wait to get married until it was legal for all couple began to pop up in December 2011, when Jolie said the couple’s children wanted a wedding.
Pitt echoed that sentiment a month later, saying their kids would like their parents to be married and “it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment."
Pitt’s spokesman confirmed the couple was engaged in April 2012. They had yet to set a date.
Pitt spent a year collaborating with jeweler Robert Procop to design Jolie’s ring.