<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=angelina jolie&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Angelina Jolie</strong></a> may have only just debuted her gorgeous engagement ring, but <em>Life & Style</em> can exclusively reveal that she and <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=brad pitt&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Brad Pitt</strong></a> have been engaged for months!</p>
A source says that Brad proposed to Angelina at Christmas and that the couple decided to keep it a secret until the timing was just right.
"Brad had the ring designed last year and made sure it was ready by Christmas because he wanted a romantic Christmas proposal -- and he got it," a friend of Brad's tells Life & Style.
"They didn't announce their engagement sooner because Angie focused so much on promoting her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey," says the insider.
Instead, Brad waited until after the December premiere before getting down on one knee.
"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. There was some negative press on Blood and Honey that bothered her a lot, and she didn't feel the timing was right. So they waited," reveals the source.
On April 13, after Angelina was spotted wearing the ring at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a rep for jeweler Robert Procop confirmed to Life & Style that Brad and Angelina were engaged, after more than six years as a couple.
Procop -- who designed a collection, The Style of Jolie, with Angelina -- worked with Brad to make the perfect sparkler.
In a statement to Life & Style, the jeweler's team said, "Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration with Robert.
"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 suit Angelina's hand."
Brad and Angie met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005 and have been a couple ever since. They have six children together: Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara, Knox and Vivienne.
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