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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are engaged. For real.

They’re getting married. (JOE KLAMAR - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged to be married. This is not just speculation anymore, ladies and gentlemen, even though we were tempted to view with great skepticism a Hollywood Reporter story that broke this news earlier today.

The Associated Press has actually verified that this is real this time. The star of “Moneyball” will take Jolie — her leg included — to be his lawfully wedded wife at some point semi-soonish.

Cynthia Pett-Dante, Pitt’s manager, confirmed the news to the AP. She said that no wedding date has been set yet and described the engagement as “a promise for the future.”

The confirmation came after Robert Procop — a jewelry designer who developed the “Style of Jolie” collection with the actress — issued a statement today saying he had designed Jolie’s ring with assistance from Pitt.

It’s finally happening, you guys. The day we thought would never come! Or, actually, that we thought had come at least 40 times before until it turned out that [enter media outlet name here] had less than solid sources on this matter.

Clearly, the implications of this story within the celebrity blogosphere are, obviously, staggering.

This story will undoubtedly dominate the entertainment news cycle for endless weeks ahead, and the follow-up questions will be vast and wide-ranging

“What does the ring look like up close?”

That one we can at least answer via this blurry Reuters photo.


“What will Angie’s dress look like?”

“Will anyone who knows or has ever spoken with Jennifer Aniston be invited to the wedding?”

“OMG, will Aniston herself be invited?”

“Will the many members of the Jolie-Pitt brood be in the wedding?”

“How much will the wedding cost, and will it take place in India, as previously rumored?”

“What does this mean about their whole promise not to be married until gay marriage is legal? I assume it means gay marriage is now legal because as goes Brangelina, so goes the nation. Am I right?”

“What sort of wedding gift should I send to the most famous couple on the planet? I mean, they probably have a soup tureen, don’t they?”

“Will the wedding take place before or after they shoot this Ridley Scott movie?”

“Do I now have something I can reliably obsess about for the next several months even though it has absolutely nothing to do with me, and I should probably be more worried about the environment, the presidential election or the situation in Sudan?”

The answer to that last one, at least: a definitive yes.

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Categories:  Relationships | Tags:  Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

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