» Summer 2004: Pitt and Jolie meet on the set of "Mr. Smith." Rumors of an on-set romance begin almost immediately, though both deny the allegations, saying they are just friends.
» January 2005: Pitt and then-wife Jennifer Aniston announce that they have decided to formally separate after nearly five years of marriage and more than seven years together.
Though rumors that they were a serious item had reached a fever pitch, they continued to refuse to confirm anything.
Following the paparazzi images of the couple together in Kenya, many considered the shoot a major affront to Aniston, as her divorce from Pitt had not yet been finalized.
» July 6, 2005: Jolie adopts her second child, 6-month-old daughter Zahara Marley, from an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
» October 2, 2005: Pitt and Aniston's divorce is finalized by the Los Angeles Superior Court.
» January 11, 2006: Jolie confirms to People that she is pregnant with her first child with Pitt.
» January 19, 2006: A judge grants Jolie's request to legally change the last names of her adopted children from Jolie to Jolie-Pitt.
Pitt's legal adoption of both Maddox and Zahara was granted soon after.
That noise you just heard was the heads of celebrity tabloid editors' heads exploding in unison at the news that Brad Pitt finally put a ring on it and [article id="1683103"]proposed to Angelina Jolie[/article].
Rumors of an engagement began to swirl when Jolie was spotted at a private viewing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Chinese galleries on Wednesday rocking quite a sparkler on her ring finger.
Pitt's manager Cynthia Pett-Dante confirmed the engagement to People, saying, "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy." The pair have been together for seven years and have six children.
Their love story has been documented like crazy by the tabloids, but in honor of their long-overdue engagement, we decided to take a look back at the highlights of their relationship to show you how they got from meeting on a movie set to preparing to walk down the aisle.