LGBTI global news 24-7

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie engaged to be married

Superstar couple had once vowed until gay marriage was legal for all in US
Brad_Pitt and Angelina_Jolie

Brad Pitt,. a staunch supporter of gay marriage, told Esquire magazine back in 2006 that he and Angelina Jolie would 'consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.'

But now that their six children are growing older, the superstar couple has decided to tie the knot even though marriage equality has not been fully achieved, Pitt's manager confirmed on Friday (13 April).

'It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy,' Cynthia Pett-Dante said in a statement. 'There's no date set at this time.'

The couple, who fell in love while making the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004, appeared at an event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this week and Jolie was wearing a diamond ring designed by Pitt.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter back in January, Pitt had indicated that he and Jolie might break their pledge to wait.

'We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can,' the actor told THR. 'But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.'

'To be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous,' he added.

Pitt has long been a staunch straight ally in the fight for LGBT equality. He contributed $100,000 to the campaign to defeat California's Proposition 8 in 2008 and when same-sex marriage was passed in New York last year, he spoke out in favor of a federal measure.

Pitt was previously married to Jennifer Aniston while Jolie had been married to actors Billy Bob Thorton and Jonny Lee Miller.

Comment on a news story