» July 12, 2008: Jolie gives birth to a son, Knox Léon, and a daughter, Vivienne Marcheline, in Nice, France.

As they did following Shiloh's birth, Pitt and Jolie sold the rights for the first images of the twins jointly to People and Hello!

» 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.

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for $14 million (the most expensive celebrity pictures ever taken) with proceeds going to their Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

» October 15, 2008: Jolie ignites controversy after telling The New York Times that she is excited for her children to see "Mr. Smith" because "not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love." Both Pitt and Jolie had long maintained that while there was chemistry on the set of "Smith," Pitt did not cheat on Aniston during production and began his relationship with Jolie after they'd separated.

Shiloh's first pictures were sold exclusively to People and OK for $4.1 million and $3.5 million, respectively, and all of the cash was donated to charities benefiting African children.

» October 2006: Voicing his support for same-sex couples seeking equal marriage rights, Pitt tells Esquire magazine that he and Jolie would marry "when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able." » March 15, 2007: Jolie adopts 3-year-old Pax Thien from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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 proposed to Angelina Jolie.

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.

I think that my marriage had something to do with it.

Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't." This was, as usual, scooped up by the tabloids as if he were hurling an insult at Aniston, and much of his "Moneyball" press tour was spent explaining that he was simply at a bad place in his life near the end of his marriage and that his relationship with Jolie reinvigorated him.

» December 2011: Promoting her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey," Jolie tells Christiane Amanpour that her kids were pressing her to get married. We've explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have.

"The kids asked me the other day, and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a 'big cake,' " Jolie said. Once you have six children, you're committed." » January 2012: Pitt co-signed Jolie's statement that their children were pushing them down the aisle.

"They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies ... "We'd actually like to," he told The Hollywood Reporter of marrying Jolie, "and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment." Those spoiled Jolie-Pitts, always getting what they want!