Angelina Jolie's father is thrilled about her engagement to Brad Pitt.
The Hollywood couple confirmed yesterday that Brad has popped the question to his partner of seven years and Angelina's father Jon Voight couldn't be happier for the pair. "I'm very happy for them," he told US Weekly.
Brad and Angelina's engagement comes after it was revealed the pair may be about to work together for the first time since meeting on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged. The couple have confirmed recent reports that Brad had proposed to his partner of seven years - with whom he raises six children Maddox, 10, Pax, nine, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, five and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - although they have not yet set a date for their nuptials.
"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," said Brad's spokeswoman Cynthia Pett-Dante.
Angelina was spotted wearing her engagement ring this week and jeweler Robert Procop - who has previously worked with the actress - revealed he had designed the ring with Brad.
"I can confirm that, yes, Robert Procop did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt," Robert's spokesperson said.
"Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so I was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suit Angelina's hand. Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality," Robert added.
Angelina Jolie has praised Billy Bob Thornton for "giving her the confidence to succeed in her career and in her personal life."
The 36-year-old actress wrote the foreword for her ex husband's upcoming memoir The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, and friends who have seen a copy of it revealed Angelina thanked her former love for all of his support.
"She praises him for giving her the confidence to succeed in her career and in her personal life. Her words are lovely. She truly speaks from the heart," a source said.
Angelina - who raises six children with partner Brad Pitt - and Billy Bob have remained on good terms since their divorce in 2003 and he has previously spoken of his pride in his former wife after she directed her first movie In The Land Of Blood And Honey: "We talk every now and then, she seems to be doing very well directing her own movie, which I am so proud of her for. I always thought she should do that, writing and directing. She's real smart, and very creative, and I think it's a great job for her."
Adam Brody has joked he split up Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.
The former O.C. star worked alongside Brad on 2005 action movie Mr & Mrs Smith - where he met Angelina Jolie and subsequently left wife Jennifer - and he believes he may have played a hand in the changes in the actor's personal life.
"In terms of [Brad and Angelina], I hooked them up. I was like, 'Brad, you don't want to do this, man, this Jen thing - I don't see it.' He heeded my advice and I'm happy for him," he joked.
Discussing his own career, Adam - who is currently starring in Damsels in Distress, and has previously had parts in Jennifer's Body and The Ring - admits he picks movie roles according to his own personal tastes: "It's funny. I have been practical, but when I do look at my resume it does reflect my taste. Some I like more than others, but it does, by and large, reflect my taste, more than I think it would. [Especially] given how many things I've been willing to do that I don't personally care for."
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly set to marry before autumn. The couple - who are rumored to be expecting twin boys - apparently want to tie the knot in time for the arrival of the babies later this year.
"Angie is expecting twins this fall, so it is making them feel a time crunch. They decided they'd both like to welcome their twin boys to the world as man and wife, which means the wedding has to happen fairly soon. They've both realized how much they want to be together," a source said.
Angelina, 36, and Brad, 48 - who already have children Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, five and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - are said to have been through a rocky patch but finally came to the decision to wed after appearing together at last month's Oscars.
"They had an amazing time Oscar weekend, since then, they've been madly in love. The wedding was totally off: They were having so many arguments, but they've finally managed to bury their differences," another source said.
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton's marriage ended because he didn't want kids, according to one of his ex-wives.
Melissa deBin-Parish - who was married to the 56-year-old Bad Santa actor from 1978 to 1980 - claims it was Billy's lack of desire for children that drove them apart: "I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he did not want to be around children back then. Look at the timeline: she adopted Maddox and then, [Billy] was gone."
The pair - who met in 1999 on the set of Pushing Tin and married after just two months of dating in 2000 - split just three months after adopting Maddox, now 10 - who has since been adopted by Angelina's current partner Brad Pitt.
But Melissa admits she doesn't know why they were together in the first place:
Angelina Jolie says Brad Pitt has had to become tougher on their children.
The Oscar-winning actress raises six children with the actor - Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - and while she has always been the stricter parent in the past, Brad has now had to be more involved with the discipline.
"I used to be the tougher parent but since the birth of the twins, Brad's had to play bad cop more often. It also depends on which of the children we are talking about. Brad has always had this incredible bond with Mad, who's very smart, and Brad loves teaching him about history and art and culture - it's an amazing thing to watch them together. I think I'm a little closer to the girls, maybe, but he's always making them laugh. The children are usually very well-behaved though."
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has a new nickname to be more like her brothers. The five-year-old daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is known for her tomboy habits and is now said to have asked her family to call her 'Shax' because it is similar to the names of her siblings Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, and three-year-old Knox.
"For a while Shiloh had everyone in the family calling her Ben for some reason but she grew tired of that. These days she's decided she wants to be known as Shax because Maddox, Pax, and Knox's names all end in the letter X. Angelina and Brad are going along with it and think its cute," a source told the National Enquirer.
Angelina - who also has daughters Zahara, six, and three-year-old Vivienne with Brad - has previously revealed that Shiloh always wants to be like her brothers: "Shiloh dresses like a little dude. Shiloh, we feel, has Montenegro style. It's how people dress there. She likes tracksuits, she likes [regular] suits. She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers."
Angelina Jolie has admitted she could have another child. The actress and her partner Brad Pitt already raise six kids together - Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - and although she isn't making plans to either adopt again or give birth to another baby, she admits it isn't an impossible prospect.
When asked whether she wants to expand her brood, she told Marie Claire, "Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don't know. I could end up pregnant."
The In the Land of Blood and Honey director also praised Brad and credits him with changing her outlook on life completely. The 36-year-old actress insists the 47-year-old actor is the "love" of her life and she can't imagine ever being without him: "[Brad] has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear. I suppose what I've learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and wellbeing comes before your own. I'm very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn't have that without him."
Angelina Jolie claims she has "never seen" the book she is alleged to have based In the Land of Blood and Honey on.
The Oscar-winning actress - who is making her directorial debut with the Serbian love story - is being sued by Croatian journalist James Braddock for copyright violation, as he maintains the movie is an adaptation of his own book The Subject Work, which was published in 2007.
Jolie, however, has dismissed the lawsuit as "par for the course" of directing a film: "It's par for the course. It happens on almost every film. There are many books and documentaries that I did pull from. It's a combination of many people's stories. But that particular book I've never seen."
In a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Illinois, Mr. Braddock claims he met with producer Edin Sarkic - who is now working on Angelina's movie - several times throughout 2008 to discuss the possibility of his tome being adapted for the big screen. He maintains the pair talked about the details of the book, which similarly to In the Land of Blood and Honey documents the love story between a female prisoner and a Serbian soldier, "including plot and character development and the story's cultural significance and historical accuracy."
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